Appen

Linguist

Job Locations AU-Remote
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/9/2021 12:42 AM)
ID
2021-5710
Category
Project Management

Overview

Position Summary

 

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

 

 

Responsibilities

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

  • Autonomously 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.
  • Share knowledge and take initiative to improve processes
  • Document and manage language resources arising from projects
  • Manage client relationships through customer service and regular reporting (as required)
  • Provide operational input to the Sales team (as required)

 

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree or above, or 1+ years' industry experience
  • Ability to independently manage linguistic projects
  • Project management experience (1-3 years), preferably in a language, linguistics, or software­-related field
  • Solid understanding of linguistic concepts and terminology
  • Strong technical and data management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment characterized by constant change, and a fast, deadline­-driven culture

 

 

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 are 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 do not give up.

 

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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