27.5237, Jobs: English; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Google

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Subject: 27.5237, Jobs: English; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Google

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Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2016 11:52:26
From: Anna Greenwood [dataopsman at gmail.com]
Subject: English; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Computational Linguist, Google, California, USA

 
University or Organization: Google 
Department: Speech
Job Location: California, USA 
Job Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager
Job Rank: Computational Linguist; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

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

You will be based in Mountain View, California, working with a team of Speech
Data Evaluators and audio recording professionals on a number of projects
related to text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis. You will be a key point of contact
between the Speech Data Evaluators, the recording studio team, and the Program
Managers on Google’s Speech team.

This includes:

- Attending daily audio recording sessions (in person or remotely), providing
expertise in real time on pronunciation, phonotactics, and voice quality
requirements
- Training the recording studio team and the voice talent on recording
standards and requirements
- Training the data team and managing and overseeing the team’s work
- Evaluating data quality
- Working with QA tools according to given guidelines and using in-house tools

Job requirements:

- Native-level speaker of US English (with good command of the standard
dialect)
- Ability to quickly grasp our phonemic transcription system and our internal
tools and standards
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent critical listening skills (must be able to hear mouth clicks,
creak, breathiness, fatigue in the first take without needing playback) and
knowledge of US English’s phonology
- Good organizational skills
- Previous project 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: 9-12 months (with potential for extension). This is a
contract position working through a staffing agency and we cannot offer visa
sponsorship or relocation package. 

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



Application Deadline: 01-Mar-2017 (Open until filled)
	  
Email Address for Applications: dataopsman at gmail.com 
Contact Information:
	Anna Greenwood 
	Email: dataopsman at gmail.com 


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