Specialist & PMO Associate Linguist

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 1 week ago(5/19/2022 3:48 PM)


Specialist & PMO Associate Linguist


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 characterised 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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