26.1894, Jobs: Ukrainian; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google

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Subject: 26.1894, Jobs: Ukrainian; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google

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Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:01:34
From: Jonas Mortensen [DataOpsMan at gmail.com]
Subject: Ukrainian; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google, New York, USA

 
University or Organization: Employment Agency Contracting for Google 
Job Location: New York, USA 
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator (Ukrainian)
Job Rank: Other; Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology 

Required Language(s): Ukrainian (ukr)

Description:

As a Linguistic Project Manager and a native-level speaker of Ukrainian, you
will oversee and manage all work related to achieving high data quality for
speech projects in your own language.

You will be managing a team of Data Evaluators in New York City and working on
a number of projects towards Speech research: ASR, TTS, and NLP.

This includes:

- Training, managing and overseeing the work of your team
- Creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses,
numbers
- Creating annotation conventions
- Evaluating data quality
- Providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
- Working with QA tools according to given guidelines and using in-house tools

Job requirements:

- Native-level speaker of Ukrainian (with good command of the standard
dialect) and fluent in English
- Must have attended elementary school in the country where the language is
spoken
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail; 
- Knowledge of the language’s phonology 
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an interest in
current speech, mobile and online technology
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Good organizational skills
- Previous project management and people management experience
- Previous experience with speech/NLP-related projects a plus
- Advanced degree in Linguistics preferred; experience with Computational
Linguistics a plus

Also a plus: proficiency with HTML, XML, and some programming language;
previous experience working in a Linux environment

Project duration: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)

**This is not a permanent position but a contract position. Applicants must be
currently authorized to work in the country of work for any employer.**

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English
(PDF format preferred) with "Speech Linguistic Project Manager [Ukranian]" in
the subject line.



Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2015 (Open until filled)
	  
Email Address for Applications: DataOpsMan at gmail.com 
Contact Information:
	Jonas Mortensen 
	Email: DataOpsMan at gmail.com 


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