Job: Speech Linguistic Project Manager, Google Speech Research

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Tue Mar 4 20:56:48 UTC 2014

Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:13:59 +0000
From: Hadrien Gelas <hadrieng at>
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Speech Linguistic Project Manager - Google Speech Research

Job title:

Speech Linguistic Project Manager for French


London, UK

Linguistic Field(s):

   - Phonetics/Phonology
   - Semantics
   - Discourse Analysis

Job description:

The Speech Team at Google builds technologies to turn spoken input into
machine understandable format, or written text into spoken output. Our
technology is used to enable voice-based interactions in products like
Google Now, Voice Search, Dictation, Speech-to-Speech Translation,
Google Glass, and more.

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

You will be part of a team based in London, managing a team of Data
Evaluators 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
   - propose new projects to fulfill research needs for spoken languages
     around the world
   - 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 French (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.**

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

Email Address for applications: DataOpsMan at

Contact information: Ara Kim
Closing date: open until filled

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