Appen

  • New Zealand English Computational Linguist

    Job Locations Remote-Remote
    Posted Date 5 months ago(5/25/2018 4:06 PM)
    ID
    2018-3150
    Category
    Linguist
  • 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 level New Zealand English speakers with computational linguistic background, to work on development of the client's TTS engine. The successful candidate will be in the Bay area for the initial training (4-6 weeks). Remote work is possible during the life of the contract (9 months). Relocation and accommodation will be paid, and costs of daily meals refunded.

     

    Project Details

     

    Start date: asap

    Project length: 9 months with possibility of extension

    Successful candidate will be trained during the first 4-6 weeks (Bay area, USA)

    Remote work after the training.

     

    Our client is a major international technology developer. Successful candidate will be working on their New Zealand 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

     

    •B.S./M.S. computational linguistics or equivalent

    •Expert knowledge of phonetic notation such as IPA, SAMPA or CMU 

    Ability/experience in reading spectograms using Pratt/WaveSurfer

    •Ability to phonetically transcribe audio / speech accurately as well as verify accuracy of existing phonetic transcriptions
    •Ability to write scripts in Python or similar scripting language 
    •Comfortable with Linux tools such as Bash, Git and Grep 
    •Native level speaker of New Zealand with high degree of familiarity with local people, place names and other frequent local terms

     

     

     

    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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