AI Specialist

Job Locations GB-Remote
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/20/2021 3:02 AM)
Client Services


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.


Position Summary


The main responsibility of an Associate Linguist is to manage projects for Appen’s clients. The Associate Linguist applies their knowledge of linguistic phenomena, technical skills, and attention to detail to manage projects to quality expectations, timelines, and budget. The Associate Linguist applies their communication skills to manage stakeholder relationships and teams of language specialists around the world.



The role includes but is not limited to the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage projects to quality, time, and budget to ensure effective project execution and delivery
  • Onboard and train a virtual team of consultants to create, evaluate or annotate linguistic data in multiple languages
  • Prepare guidelines, training materials and tools, aligned to client specifications
  • Oversee the work of consultants, including task assignment, scheduling, and monitoring
  • Ensure close and regular communication with all internal project stakeholders
  • Document and manage language resources arising from projects


Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Linguistics
  • 1 year's industry experience
  • Experience in a language ­related field, such as linguistics, computational linguistics, translation, and localization, or equivalent
  • Good technical and data management skills
  • Good problem­-solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment characterized by constant change, and a fast, deadline­-driven culture



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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