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.
Start date: October 15th, 2020
Duration: 6 months
Hours: Full time
Linguistic Project Managers at Appen manage linguistic projects for established clients and support the AI Specialist team in managing linguistic technology programs.
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
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.