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Job Announcement: Appen Butler Hill

Malay; General Linguistics: Native Malaysian Linguists, Appen Butler Hill

Employer: Appen Butler Hill
Job Location: ---------------- (Telecommute)
Title: Native Malaysian Linguists
Rank: Native Malaysian Linguists
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Specialty: Malay
LL Issue: 24.2495
Date Submitted: 19-Jun-2013
Job Description: Position Summary:
Linguists who are native speakers of Malaysian for an exciting and challenging opportunity to help develop world-class linguistic software. Using client-developed linguistic software to develop & validate a morphologically structured lexicon of several hundred thousand words, for input into a spell-checker tool. Maintaining & reviewing design documentation in English, using appropriate formatting and technical writing. Reporting and monitoring lexicon/spell-checker errors using proprietary online issue management system.

Project Information:
- Location: Remote, Global
- Hours: Work is on a flexible basis (preferably 20hrs per week)
- Length of assignment: Casual, 1 year

Qualifications/Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelor degree in Linguistics
- Native speaker of Malaysian
- Very high proficiency in English
- Excellent technical skills
- Linguistic skills should include: grammar, syntax, morphology
- Familiarity with linguistic tools, and language technology applications
- Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Master's degree in Linguistic or Computational Linguistics
- Familiarity with scripting languages
- Understanding of software development including testing
- Familiarity with the dialectal difference between standard Malay and the Brunei variant
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application URL: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=593
Contact Information: Danielle  Davis
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