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Language Engineer/Software Engineer, Australian English Native Speaker

AU-Sydney | US-Remote
3 weeks ago(12/26/2017 5:01 PM)
ID
2017-2085
Category
Information Technology

Overview

Project Information:
TTS system development role for Australian English for a major technology developer client.

 • Start Date: Immediate
 • Location:  Sydney

 • Duration: Approximately 6 weeks initially (subject to extension) and possible training in the US for 3 – 4 weeks

 • Hours: Full-time
 • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Key Qualifications:
• Strong preference for some focus or experience in classification, information retrieval, natural language processing, machine learning or related sub-fields
• Australian English native speaker fluency.
• Work with minimal supervision, proactive and self-motivated for timely delivery of quality code.
• Demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities and troubleshooting skills.
• Engineering experience and interest in diverse technical areas.
• Clear and compelling communication skills.
• User driven focus.
 
Specific responsibilities will include:
• 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
 
Education:
B.S/MSc in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields
 
Preferred Experience/Skills:
• Native speaker fluency in one or more commercially important natural languages
• Proven track record in delivering product-quality code.
• Familiar with Java, perl and shell scripting
• iOS or Mac OS X development skills.

 

We will also consider the candidates with following skills for a different task level of the same project:

  • Native Australian English dialect
  • Strong Computational skills, including basic programming (Python), sed, bash, command line, git
  • Linguistic or computational linguistic studies to Honours level or higher, including Phonetics and Phonology

 

Please make sure to upload your cover letter when applying.

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