• Linguist/Language Specialist

    Job Locations Remote-Remote
    Posted Date 1 year ago(1 year ago)
  • Overview

    • At Appen, we work with 8 out of the top 10 global technology companies in the world to improve and optimize their products for users worldwide, including social media platforms, search engines, voice recognition systems, and eCommerce sites. The world of tech is moving fast, and since our founding in 1996 we rose to the challenge by becoming a publicly listed company and by building an international team that works in over 130 countries and in more than 180 languages.


    We are proud to have been named in Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 100 Companies Offering Flexible Jobs in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.


    Linguists/Language Professionals, are you interested in becoming a part of something big? Appen has great opportunities for you!


    As a global leader, we help some of the world’s top technology companies reach international markets by leveraging our expertise in over 150 languages and dialects.


    Right now, we are seeking skilled professional Linguists and Language Professionals who are native level or near native level speakers in a variety of global languages, and with fluency in English.

    These contract positions pay competitively based on your experience and we have opportunities in a variety of locations across the world, a great majority of them being virtual.


    We may not have a project for you now, but we encourage you to complete this application for future opportunities within the Appen!

    There are opportunities in specialty fields, including:

    • Translation
    • Localization
    • Annotation
    • Computational Linguistics
    • Lexicography
    • Morphology
    • Phonetics
    • Phonology
    • Prosody
    • Semantics
    • Syntax


    • Bachelor’s degree in Language related field or Linguistics 
    • Master’s or Ph.D., a plus
    • Fluent written and spoken English skills (some projects require excellent English reading, writing and communication skills)
    • Solid understanding of NLP technologies and/or computational linguistics, preferred for linguist positions
    • Strong computer skills in a Windows environment and greater than average comfort with software and technology are expected
    • US residents must have US work authorization (US citizen or permanent resident).

    Unfortunately, Appen cannot sponsor employment visas at this time.


    These exciting opportunities are contract positions, so the competitive, hourly pay is self-employment income. You will be required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at the time of contract negotiation. If that works for you, and you are eager to work on challenging projects with global impact, we want to hear from you!


    Please include your CV and list your native and other language skills and the level of compentency, as well as your availability.


    We take pride in our diverse team and our flexible work opportunities, and as a publicly traded company our efforts and earned us the first place ranking in the FlexJobs Top 100 Companies index. Deloitte also recognized Appen with the 2017 Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 and the Technology Fast 50 Australia awards.

    We are an equal opportunity company and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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