Linguistic Project Manager

Job Locations US
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/29/2020 9:33 PM)


At Appen, we work with top global technology companies 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 have risen 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.


To meet our current and future work commitments we are inviting applications from individuals with interests in language, technology, and project management. The role involves coordinating multiple tasks while applying your linguistic, technical, and managerial skills. The successful candidate will join a friendly project-focused team supporting clients in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.


In this role, you will lead independent consultants towards customer project delivery while simultaneously handling key stakeholder relationships. You will need to be a highly motivated, ‘results driven’ individual, with superior organizational skills. You should be a natural leader, with excellent communication skills that enable you to build relationships and motivate project team members.


The position is remote, and we will therefore consider candidates from anywhere in the USA, though our preference is for a candidate based in the Pacific time zone.



Project Details:


Start date: October 15th, 2020

Duration: 6 months

Hours: Full time



Position Summary:


Linguistic Project Managers at Appen manage linguistic projects for established clients and support the AI Specialist team in managing linguistic technology programs.



Key Responsibilities:


Autonomously plan and manage projects to quality, time, and budget; ensure effective project execution and delivery

Screen and onboard virtual consultants to create, evaluate or annotate linguistic data in multiple languages

Oversee the work of consultants, including task assignment, scheduling, and monitoring

Prepare guidelines, training materials and tools, aligned to client specifications

Ensure close and regular communication with all internal project stakeholders

Share knowledge and take initiative to improve processes

Manage client relationships through customer service and regular reporting

Work efficiently and effectively to meet or exceed project targets while delivering high quality data



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Degree in linguistics, computational linguistics, language technology, or a related field

3+ years project management experience, preferably in a language, linguistics, or software-related field

Solid understanding of linguistic concepts and terminology, particularly those related to phonetics and phonology

Strong technical and data management skills

Excellent communication skills

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment characterized by frequent change, and a fast, deadline-driven culture



Preferred Skills:


Experience in Speech Technology

Experience with regular expressions, scripting, or programming skills

Native or near-native proficiency in at least one language other than English


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. 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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