Specialist & PMO Computational Linguist

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


Specialist & PMO Computational Linguist




Position Summary


The main responsibility of a Computational Linguist is to provide operational data processing and packaging solutions using programming, machine learning and other computational means. The Computational Linguist applies expert technical and linguistic skills to solution design for new projects, creation and implementation of process improvements, and the successful delivery of complex projects.






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

  • Develop tools for language processing
  • Undertake project work requiring strong computational, technical and linguistic skills
  • Lead department- and division-level technical and linguistic initiatives to improve efficiency and productivity and operational processes
  • Provide technical training and technical background to other team members
  • Develop technical solutions for new projects in liaison with Linguists and Senior Linguists




Qualifications and Experience

  • 3+ years in the Language Technology Industry or equivalent academic experience
  • Advanced degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent technical and programming skills; desire and ability to extend computational skill set as required
  • Significant technical experience using Unix and custom programs and scripts.
  • Strong linguistic analysis skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accountability and drive to produce rapid results and solutions
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment characterized by constant change, ambiguous client specifications, 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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