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Computational Linguist (Austrian-German)

Company: Welocalize
Location: cupertino
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

As a trusted global transformation partner, Welocalize accelerates the global business journey by enabling brands and companies to reach, engage, and grow international audiences. Welocalize delivers multilingual content transformation services in translation, localization, and adaptation for over 250 languages with a growing network of over 77,000 in-country linguistic resources. Driving innovation in language services, Welocalize delivers high-quality training data transformation solutions for NLP-enabled machine learning by blending technology and human intelligence to collect, annotate, and evaluate all content types. Our team works across locations in North America, Europe, and Asia serving our global clients in the markets that matter to them. www.welocalize.comTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Join the team that localizes natural languages for our client. Our team is responsible for teaching to a virtual assistant how to understand and speak new languages. We are a deeply diverse and passionate group dedicated to bringing the future of intelligent assistants to the world. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate, with a sensibility for foreign languages to join our team. Description: An ideal candidate has experience and passion for working with speech data and the ability to help create, categorize, audit and improve speech lexicons and language models. Create phonetic transcriptions for speech dictionaries. Update and correct existing transcriptions. Create data for language model. Review tests and identify fixes. Job information: Location: remote due Covid-19 Language: Austrian German Project Duration: 6 months Desired Start Date: ASAP Schedule: 40 hours/week, 8 hours/day Monday to Friday Pay rate: $35 per hourKey Qualifications:Native locale Austrian German Excellent knowledge of structural aspects of the language, in particular phonology and phonetics. Ability to phonetically transcribe speech audio accurately as well as verify the accuracy of existing phonetic transcriptions. Solid understanding of conventional phonetic notation such as IPA, SAMPA or CMU. Experience with basic programming techniques: Comfortable with Mac/Linux tools such as Bash and Grep. Knowledge of a mainstream programming language, such as Python, Java, C/C++ is a plus. Experience with one or more version control systems with a preference for Git is a plus. Up-to-date exposure to popular native culture. Good organizational and analytical skills.Excellent English skills, other language skills are a plus. Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage priorities. Education University level degree (prefer Masters) in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics (or equivalent experience).

Keywords: Welocalize, Cupertino , Computational Linguist (Austrian-German), Other , cupertino, California

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