Overview

We are currently looking for Computational Linguists and NLP Engineers to join our client’s team.

You will be working onsite at one of the world’s most prestigious technology companies, the name of which we need to keep confidential for now, where you’ll help improve a virtual assistant software used by millions of users.

As a Computational Linguist, you will be a part of a dynamic team that’s responsible for the full range of speech-related research and development activities, including acoustic modeling, language modeling and tools development.

The NLP Engineer position is responsible for the international engineering of our Virtual Assistant and is required to interact with several world-class teams of experts at different groups within our company.

Responsibilities:

Develop and use analytical tools to work with our vast quantity of language data

Identify patterns or issues that would help advance the accuracy of a major virtual assistant.
Act as a consultant to other researchers who need linguistic assistance
Work closely with engineers from a number of other teams
Transition machine learning algorithms from research to practical applications and products
Help build guidelines, software, and process for morphology and lexicons
Developing natural language processing code specific to your language

Provide input and suggestions towards innovating new approaches and new product features tailored to your home market

Coming up with clever solutions to complex issues

Automating and integrating workflow from diverse systems

Daily interaction with other teams working towards the same goal

Company:

TransPerfect

Qualifications:

Essential skills and experience required:

Master or Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics, or B.S/MSc in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields

Native level of French or German

Strong preference for some focus or experience in classification, information retrieval, natural language processing, machine learning or related sub-fields

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Ability to develop complex linguistic analyses with ability and intuition in spotting, analyzing, and resolving linguistic errors is required

Clear and compelling communication skills

Demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities and troubleshooting skills

Strong background in phonetic and phonological linguistics that are applicable to speech recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech applications (TTS)

Experience in working with iOS

Preferred experience/skills:

Proven track record in delivering product-quality code

Familiarity with Java, Perl, Python or another scripting language

Educational level:

Master Degree

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying

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About TransPerfect

The world's best businesses know that potential customers can be anywhere. TransPerfect helps our clients to BE EVERYWHERE. With global headquarters in New York and offices in 85 cities across 6 continents, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and related technologies.

The TransPerfect family of companies offers a full range of language and business solutions, including:

- Translation and Language Services
- Website and Software Localization
- Globalization management Technology
- Multicultural Marketing
- Legal Support and E-Discovery
- E-Learning Platform Internationalization