• UK English Linguist

    Job Locations IE-Cork
    Posted Date 1 year ago(9/5/2017 2:43 AM)
  • Overview

    Appen is an award-winning organization. Our people help leading technology companies expand into new global markets. With capability in over 180 languages, Appen’s global network of specialists and in-country virtual teams work together to ensure new products and technologies operate in all the languages our clients need. Whether our clients need help for in-vehicle speech recognition technology, improving search engine performance or building translation software, Appen delivers.

    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.

    Appen is seeking resumes of native UKE linguists based in the UK, to work on development of the client's TTS engine. The successful candidate will be working in Cork, Ireland. Relocation and accommodation will be paid, and costs of daily meals refunded for qualified candidates residing within UK.

    The role is to start early April and contract will last through the end of May with possibility of extension. Our client is a major international technology developer. Successful candidate will be working on their UK English TTS voice development.

    Strong technical skills are required, as per the specifications below.


    Anyone interested would need to send a CV with an added section at the top addressing these key qualifications explicitly:

    Key Qualifications
    •Solid understanding of phonetic notation such as IPA, SAMPA or CMU
    •Ability to phonetically transcribe audio / speech accurately as well as verify accuracy of existing phonetic transcriptions
    •Ability to write basic scripts in Python
    •Comfortable with Linux tools such as Bash, Git and Grep 
    •Native speaker of UK English with high degree of familiarity with local people, place names and other frequent local terms



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