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Infrastructure Engineering - Linguist II

Date:  22-Jul-2022
Location:  Washington
State:  Redm
Country:  US
Company:  LTTS

We are looking for 2 Linguists to help us develop language components for a variety of voice-enabled technologies and products. We are seeking candidates with native or near-native fluency in French or Italian, preferably both, and with strong linguistic data analysis and language technology experience to manage data collection, data synthesis and data annotation tasks, localization and ML model improvements.

Job Responsibilities
• Provide linguistic expertise in the areas of syntax, semantics, pragmatics and sociolinguistics
• Collaborate with other linguists and data operations teams in data collection, data curation, localization and annotation efforts
• Create annotation systems and guidelines
• Evaluate and curate data sets for ML models
• Use grammar-based methods and programmatic templates for generating annotated data
• Design and conduct experiments for evaluating model and data quality
• Collaboratively develop complex and consistent linguistic analyses

Basic Qualifications
• Master’s degree in general Linguistics or Linguistics with an emphasis on Romance languages, Computational Linguistics, Speech Science, or related field
• Two (2) or more years of experience in Linguistics, Language Technologies, or NLP
• Native or near-native fluency in French or Italian, preferably both
• Knowledge of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and other areas of linguistics
• Experience with language annotation or other forms of data markup and tagging
• Experience working with speech and text data in multiple languages
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Preferred Qualifications
• PhD in Linguistics or Romance languages, language technologies, computational linguistics, speech science, or related field
• Experience with database queries and data analysis processes (i.e. SQL, spreadsheets, R, Unix, or others)
• Experience in building semantic ontologies and semantic relation frameworks
• Experience with statistical language modeling
• Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
• Strong organizational skills and detail oriented