Italian Lead Linguist

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 2 years ago(10/6/2020 5:24 PM)


Become a specialist on natural language understanding (NLU) and help build state-of-the-art AI systems!



Project Summary

Your task is to work with Appen’s client to produce high quality natural language data and manage a team of annotators. You will help manage annotation workflows and manage all associated tasks as a member of a multi-language NLU team. Your inputs will be used to develop better natural language understanding systems for Italian.


This is an AI Specialist project. Our team’s mission is to deliver the best data solutions and expertise to developers of AI for communication, driven by our passion for innovation and our love of languages.




  • Localize guidelines
  • Manage workflows
  • Receive, set up, distribute and deliver data sets
  • Set up FAQ and Q&A documents
  • Field annotator questions and monitor chats
  • Monitor and improve annotation quality
  • Report task related metrics
  • Work closely with the NLU team and project manager


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Language Technologies, Computer Sciences, or related field
  • Interest in practical as well as theoretical linguistics, especially syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
  • Facility with computers and software applications.
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements, priorities, and revisions
  • Cooperative, solution-oriented attitude
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and work quickly
  • Analytic mindset with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to review examples and apply rules to data
  • Native speaker of Italian, professional English skill level

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree and/or industry experience
  • Experience working remotely
  • NLU annotation experience

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.


About Appen


Appen collects and labels images, text, speech, audio, video, and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Our expertise includes having a global crowd of over one million skilled contractors who speak over 180 languages and dialects, in over 70,000 locations and 130 countries, and the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform. Our reliable training data gives leaders in technology, automotive, financial services, retail, healthcare, and governments the confidence to deploy world-class AI products. Founded in 1996, Appen has customers and offices globally.


At Appen, we value performance, honesty, humility, and grit. We persevere and remain focused, whilst maintaining agility to achieve quality outcomes and exceed expectations. We’re truth tellers – respectfully of course. We take accountability for our actions, and believe in giving and receiving direct feedback. We give credit where credit is due, and show gratitude to others for their contributions. We seek diverse perspectives as we recognize the value in teamwork and collaboration. Through grit, we take ownership, and we don’t give up.




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