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Job Locations CN-Shanghai | CN-Shanghai
Posted Date 3 months ago(7/14/2021 7:50 PM)
Artificial Intelligence is transforming the world in almost every industry. Everyone knows only good training data can produces the best machine learning solutions. However, creating training data with high quality in a scalable way is very challenging and very few companies can do it. The whole AI world is starving for great training data. Appen is the market lead in training data generation field for more than 22 years and generates all kinds of training data like content relevance, image & video, text and audio, as well as data capturing. Appen Tech team is solving the AI data problem by combining the power of human and technology. This world-class and exciting engineering position awaits qualified candidate. This team is responsible for build the most efficient annotation platform to help millions of workers globally to complete their job more efficiently thus generating high quality training data. The platform includes image annotation, video annotation, voice/video transcription, translation, text annotation, Lexington, data capture tools, and preannotation with machine learning. It is an exciting opportunity to make your own mark in the AI data industry!   You also get the opportunity to work with our global tech team from Silicon Valley and Sydney. It is a leading data company with a start-up culture. People in the team are friendly, highly motivated, and extremely bright. Our team tries to maintain a work climate of professionalism, innovation, career growth, and fun. And we only want people who wants to make a huge impact to the AI world instead of just a job!   Responsibilities - Build the most efficient annotation platform to help millions of workers globally to complete their job more efficiently thus generating high quality training data. - The platform includes image annotation, video annotation, voice/video transcription, translation, text annotation, Lexington, data capture tools, and pre-annotation with machine learning. - Learn and understand AI data need in those fields and provide best platform to generate high quality data with least human effort. - Drive innovation in modern-architected web and mobile development. - Work with engineers, managers, Product Managers, QE, and Operations teams to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, realistic schedules, and adhere to development goals and principles. - Estimate engineering effort, prioritize projects, plan implementations, and help rollout system changes. Help define, and supervise the design and implementation of complex, multi-tier distributed software applications. - Identify process, technology challenges and deficiencies that need to be addressed and drive those changes to successful adoption. - Mentor, grow and empower team members in design, coding techniques and time management - Proactively identify and resolve resource conflicts and set priorities for parallel projects. Work closely with Product Manager on resource and project reprioritization and subsequent impacts. Communicate these impacts effectively. - Identify project risks and be able to provide alternatives yielding reduced risk. Requirements - BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent). - 5+ years’ work experience in software development area with Java ecosystem like Spring/Spring Cloud. - Experience of complicated distributed system design, big data platform and DevOps is preferred, experience of AI is a big plus. - Excellent problem-solving skills. - Proven results-oriented person with a delivery focus in a high velocity, high quality environment. - Strong communication skills in Oral and Written English. - Working Experience in Multi-national Company is a plus. - Experience with ruby, typescript/javascript, scala, python and/or sql a plus - Experience developing and deploying in a Kubernetes (K8s) or similar declarative cloud environment a plus Generally Desirable Traits - Go-getter – thinks creatively to work through, or importantly, around problems to deliver - Growth mindset – always looking to learn / collaborate and grow with others, comfortable being open / transparent about what they do not know - Results-oriented – values delivering capabilities over putting in the time - Full stack mentality – may specialize in certain areas but willing to jump into any codebase or type of work if the team needs it (eg: testing, refining requirements) - CICD experience – works to deliver small, tested changes frequently by leveraging modern pipelines and infra automation 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.
ID
2021-5447
City
Shanghai
Job Locations PH-Cavite
Posted Date 5 days ago(10/22/2021 8:38 AM)
Position Summary Reporting to the Solutions Architects Director, the Pricing Analyst will be primarily responsible for working with operational teams, Solution Architects, and sales teams to devise pricing for customer proposals.   Pricing Analysts will provide cost modeling pre-sales support to the Global Solution Architects. At the outset, the analysts will gather operational inputs to support the SA’s. Eventually, parameters will be developed whereby the BD/AE will work exclusively with a pricing analyst for all pricing needs on certain opportunities.   Responsibilities - Work closely with operational teams across Appen to collate the necessary financial inputs, i.e. vendor costs, staff costs, etc. to assemble a pricing package for internal (Appen stakeholders) and external (customer) review. - Using Appen tools, coordinate and communicate effectively across multiple operational teams to ensure that financial inputs address customer requirements and hew to established internal financial benchmarks, i.e. profitability. - With training, be well-versed in Appen solutions to confirm accuracy and cost-effectiveness of financial inputs received from operational teams. - Using Excel and the pricing inputs provided from operational teams, build financial models for internal review (containing profitability benchmarks) and external consumption (client-facing to be included in sales proposals). - Support the sales process in ensuring that pricing packages are assembled for review according to proposal timelines. - Continually act as a liaison with operational teams & be educated on internal developments that will impact pricing and cost structures. - As opportunity needs dictate, work directly with sales teams in securing all financial and solution-related needs for a proposal and deliver to sales an on-time proposal package that addresses customer requirements.    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Strong organizational and analytical skills - Ability to collate large amounts of data and convert into accurate and easily-understood pricing models - Advanced user of Excel and Word - Ability to juggle multiple priorities, respond quickly, and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment. - Strong interpersonal, presentation, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to adapt your message to the context of the audience. - Dynamic thinker and fast learner who can quickly adapt pricing models to shifting customer needs. - We at Appen look for individuals who embody our core values: performance, honesty, humility, and grit. At Appen, we embrace and strive purposefully with our core values in mind throughout every aspect of our work and expect our employees to meet and exceed these standards. If this resonates with your work ethic and style, we encourage you to apply for this Appen position.    Qualifications and Experience - 5+ years-experience in analytics/financial services - University degree required - Experience working in a managed services or SAAS environment is preferred   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.   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.    
ID
2021-5378
City
Cavite
Job Locations CN-Shanghai | CN-Shanghai
Posted Date 5 months ago(6/9/2021 1:42 AM)
Artificial Intelligence is transforming the world in almost every industry. Everyone knows only good training data can produces the best machine learning solutions. However, creating training data with high quality in a scalable way is very challenging and very few companies can do it. The whole AI world is starving for great training data. Appen is the market lead in training data generation field for more than 22 years and generates all kinds of training data like content relevance, image & video, text and audio, as well as data capturing. Appen Tech team is solving the AI data problem by combining the power of human and technology. This world-class and exciting engineering position awaits qualified candidate. This team is responsible for build the most efficient annotation platform to help millions of workers globally to complete their job more efficiently thus generating high quality training data. The platform includes image annotation, video annotation, voice/video transcription, translation, text annotation, Lexington, data capture tools, and preannotation with machine learning. It is an exciting opportunity to make your own mark in the AI data industry!   You also get the opportunity to work with our global tech team from Silicon Valley and Sydney. It is a leading data company with a start-up culture. People in the team are friendly, highly motivated, and extremely bright. Our team tries to maintain a work climate of professionalism, innovation, career growth, and fun. And we only want people who wants to make a huge impact to the AI world instead of just a job!   Responsibilities   - Build the most efficient annotation platform to help millions of workers globally to complete their job more efficiently thus generating high quality training data. - The platform includes image annotation, video annotation, voice/video transcription, translation, text annotation, Lexington, data capture tools, and pre-annotation with machine learning. - Learn and understand AI data need in those fields and provide best platform to generate high quality data with least human effort. - Drive innovation in modern-architected, large-scaled web systems with backended by big data application. - Technical lead for new and existing product initiatives, assist with definition of product direction. - Define, design, troubleshoot, and debug complex, multi-tier distributed software applications. - Work with manager, engineers, product management and Operation team to design and implement application features. - Estimate engineering effort, plan execution cycles, and rollout system changes Requirements - BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent). - 3+ years’ work experience in software development area with Java ecosystem. - Experience of modern-architected web / big data application is preferred. - Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms. - Excellent problem-solving skills. - Working Experience in Multi-national Company is a plus. Generally Desirable Traits - Go-getter – thinks creatively to work through, or importantly, around problems to deliver - Growth mindset – always looking to learn / collaborate and grow with others, comfortable being open / transparent about what they do not know - Results-oriented – values delivering capabilities over putting in the time - Full stack mentality – may specialize in certain areas but willing to jump into any codebase or type of work if the team needs it (eg: testing, refining requirements)     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.
ID
2021-5367
City
Shanghai
Job Locations US-TX-Plano
Posted Date 5 months ago(5/26/2021 11:03 PM)
In the Wilderness project, our goal is to make it easier to find the answers to your questions and queries. We categorize queries/questions to help train algorithms to better understand what is being asked and we rate the answers given so only the best ones make it through. By working on this project, you're directly helping to improve the way we find things online and bettering how AI and algorithms understand the questions we ask them.   For this task you will be presented with (1) a query that likely asks a question, (2) a response that attempts to answer the question in the query, (3) a short answer span extracted from this response that attempts to answer the query more succinctly, and (4) a response source, which is the webpage that the response comes from. Your job is to review the provided query, the response, and the response source and then answer a few questions about them.   This full-time work opportunity includes paid training, diverse task types, and an opportunity to improve smart assistant tasks for millions of users. Join Project Wilderness!   Other Things You Need to Know: - Must be able to work on a hybrid model of remote and onsite work (office will be in Plano, TX) - Able to work for 40 hours/week (Monday to Friday - (8AM to 5PM) - Must submit resume upon application - At least fluent in the English language. - Agreeable to a full-time contract - Can start ASAP   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.  
ID
2021-5359
City
Plano
Job Locations GB-Remote
Posted Date 6 months ago(4/27/2021 7:31 AM)
The role involves working with our client to support text-to-speech (TTS) development for Spanish (Spain). .   Data annotation (for example, annotating scripts with characters, dialogue identifiers, and narrative features) and audio quality control (e.g. listening to audio segments and discovering and documenting quality issues in the supplied audio), both using client tools.      Qualifications: - Native speaker of Spanish (Spain) - Master’s degree (or higher) in linguistics, preferably with a focus in phonetics and phonology; - Strong knowledge of phonetics and phonology; - Keen awareness of regional pronunciation difference; competence in transcription using IPA and/or X-SAMPA; - Comfortable working with a computer and learning new software - Time engagement: 30-40 hours per week Preferred qualifications: - - Graduate level coursework in articulatory phonetics, speech science, or related fields; - academic or professional experience with speech synthesis/text-to-speech system development; - experience working with speech recordings 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.  
ID
2021-5316
City
Remote
Job Locations GB-Remote
Posted Date 6 months ago(4/27/2021 7:27 AM)
The role involves working with our client to support text-to-speech (TTS) development for English (United States).   Data annotation (for example, annotating scripts with characters, dialogue identifiers, and narrative features) and audio quality control (e.g. listening to audio segments and discovering and documenting quality issues in the supplied audio), both using client tools.      Qualifications: - Native speaker of English (US) or English (UK); - Master’s degree (or higher) in linguistics, preferably with a focus in phonetics and phonology; - Strong knowledge of phonetics and phonology; - Keen awareness of regional pronunciation difference; competence in transcription using IPA and/or X-SAMPA; - Comfortable working with a computer and learning new software - Time engagement: 15-20 hours per week Preferred qualifications: - - Graduate level coursework in articulatory phonetics, speech science, or related fields; - academic or professional experience with speech synthesis/text-to-speech system development; - experience working with speech recordings 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.  
ID
2021-5315
City
Remote
Job Locations PH-Cavite
Posted Date 5 days ago(10/22/2021 8:38 AM)
Position Summary The Reporting/Business Analyst is responsible for report creation, data collection & analysis, and providing general support to the Directors and project management teams within the account. This is a collaborative position which requires creativity, innovation, efficiency, and strong communication and organization skills.   Responsibilities - Design and build effective and efficient reporting solutions, primarily in Excel and Power BI, that fulfill business operational reporting requirements and highlight key KPIs/SLAs for the business. - Conduct data analyses, spot data trends, perform gap analyses, and generate reports. - Help define and build visual representations (charts) that provide intuitive indication of operational performance over time and identify opportunities to improve performance or recognize success. - Address report/information requests, clearly communicating commitments, issues, completion dates and status with requestors and with management. - Collaborate with project teams both to collect data and to review current processes in order to propose efficiencies. - Participate in the development and maintenance of data warehouse, subsequent reporting enhancements, including the creation of new reporting templates and analytical reports. - Continually research and test the most current tools applicable to improve existing reporting processes and its possible uses for data management and reporting. - Support the account with ad-hoc projects, as assigned.    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Demonstrated high level of proficiency in Power BI reporting and dashboard creation. - Demonstrated high level of proficiency in MS office (advanced Excel macro-based applications, leading to creating & managing performance dashboards). - Working knowledge/experience on SQL and Tableau is a plus. - Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and exceptional attention to detail. - Good comprehension of technology and data management tools used in the process of collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data. - Ability to work and thrive in a collaborative team environment. - Excellent communication skills, both in writing and verbally, including: - the ability to clearly and concisely present complex quantitative analysis with actionable insights to a wide audience, including clients, managers, and senior leaders; - and effectively using active listening skills. - Motivated self-starter who can establish a course of action for self and others and drive initiatives to completion. - Flexible, independent, and organized with strong time management skills and ability to work on multiple projects under tight deadlines. - Able to deal calmly and professionally with ambiguous data while leading in an environment of constant change.    Qualifications and Experience - Graduate of Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Computer programming-related studies or any other related courses. - 2-3 years’ experience in reports management and data analysis, with proven ability to deliver high quality & accurate reports within demanding timescales.   If this resonates with you, or if you feel like you would excel in the role, apply now!   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.  
ID
2021-5314
City
Cavite
Job Locations US-TX-Plano
Posted Date 6 months ago(4/27/2021 2:32 AM)
In the Wilderness project, our goal is to make it easier to find the answers to your questions and queries. We categorize queries/questions to help train algorithms to better understand what is being asked and we rate the answers given so only the best ones make it through. By working on this project, you're directly helping to improve the way we find things online and bettering how AI and algorithms understand the questions we ask them. Overview: - Manage a team of Data Processing Associates on overall performance  - As a supervisor, you will also act as SME/Escalation point on the below tasks of your Data Processing Associates - Annotation of all types of data o Pixel annotation   - Provide judgement on image, video and audio tasks: o Identify and Transcribe of human speech   - Transcription  - Quality checking of data   - Data Collection   - Voice   - Call outs, research or data processing.   - Adherence to Data & Information Security or ISO standards, DPA and all other global requirements on data security of Appen.   - Reports of summary of tasks accomplished.   - Conduct training for process updates as needed - Responsible for meeting and exceeding targets set by projects. - Leads a continuous improvement culture on a continuous project. - Assist in site related activities where leadership and supervision are required. - Ensures that Core values of Appen are practiced at all times across the team. - Provides overall leadership, employee morale and motivation on operations floor - Provides weekly report on team performance to its superiors in a timely manner   Qualifications:  - Must be able to work on a hybrid model of remote and onsite work (office will be in Plano, TX) - Able to work for 40 hours/week  - Must submit resume upon application - Must have team management experience  - At least fluent in the English language  - Agreeable to a full-time contract  - Can start ASAP    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.  
ID
2021-5309
City
Plano
Job Locations LT-Remote
Posted Date 6 months ago(4/16/2021 1:03 AM)
Project Overview   The project involves updating the Lithuanian lexicon used by our client’s suite of proofing tools (spell-checker, etc.) to incorporate new vocabulary related to COVID-19. - The Dev role will primarily involve compiling a list of new words to add to the lexicon, sorting these words into templates based on characteristics such as part of speech and inflection pattern, creating any necessary new templates, and updating the lexicon using the client's software. Qualifications - - A degree in linguistics or related field. - Strong knowledge of Lithuanian morphology, inflection patterns, and current usage. - Guidance on using the client software will be provided but good technical skills and an aptitude for learning to use new software will be helpful. - Time engagement: 2-3 weeks; est. 29 hours total; starting ASAP -   - The QA role will primarily involve reviewing the vocabulary list and template classifications provided by Dev, and reviewing the output from various tests that will be run on the lexicon after it has been updated to ensure that all changes are expected. Qualifications - - A degree in linguistics or related field. - Strong knowledge of Lithuanian morphology, inflection patterns, and current usage. - Guidance on using the client software will be provided but good technical skills and an aptitude for learning to use new software will be helpful. - Time engagement: 2-3 weeks; est. 13 hours total; starting ASAP 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.  
ID
2021-5307
City
Remote
Job Locations LV-Remote
Posted Date 6 months ago(4/16/2021 12:59 AM)
Project Overview   The project involves updating the Latvian lexicon used by our client’s suite of proofing tools (spell-checker, etc.) to incorporate new vocabulary related to COVID-19. - The Dev role will primarily involve compiling a list of new words to add to the lexicon, sorting these words into templates based on characteristics such as part of speech and inflection pattern, creating any necessary new templates, and updating the lexicon using the client's software. Qualifications - - A degree in linguistics or related field - Strong knowledge of Latvian morphology, inflection patterns, and current usage - Guidance on using the client software will be provided but good technical skills and an aptitude for learning to use new software will be helpful. - Time engagement: 2-3 weeks; est. 29 hours total; starting ASAP -   - The QA role will primarily involve reviewing the vocabulary list and template classifications provided by Dev, and reviewing the output from various tests that will be run on the lexicon after it has been updated to ensure that all changes are expected. Qualifications - - A degree in linguistics or related field. - Strong knowledge of Latvian morphology, inflection patterns, and current usage. - Guidance on using the client software will be provided but good technical skills and an aptitude for learning to use new software will be helpful. - Time engagement: 2-3 weeks; est. 13 hours total; starting ASAP 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.  
ID
2021-5306
City
Remote
Job Locations VN-Remote
Posted Date 6 months ago(4/16/2021 12:51 AM)
Project Overview   The project involves updating the Vietnamese lexicon used by our client’s suite of proofing tools (spell-checker, etc.) to incorporate new vocabulary related to COVID-19. - The Dev role will primarily involve compiling a list of new words to add to the lexicon, sorting these words into templates based on characteristics such as part of speech and inflection pattern, creating any necessary new templates, and updating the lexicon using the client's software. Qualifications - - A degree in linguistics or related field. - Strong knowledge of Vietnamese morphology, inflection patterns, and current usage. - Guidance on using the client software will be provided but good technical skills and an aptitude for learning to use new software will be helpful. - Time engagement: 2-3 weeks; est. 29 hours total; starting ASAP - The QA role will primarily involve reviewing the vocabulary list and template classifications provided by Dev, and reviewing the output from various tests that will be run on the lexicon after it has been updated to ensure that all changes are expected. Qualifications - - A degree in linguistics or related field. - Strong knowledge of Vietnamese morphology, inflection patterns, and current usage. - Guidance on using the client software will be provided but good technical skills and an aptitude for learning to use new software will be helpful. - Time engagement: 2-3 weeks; est. 13 hours total; starting ASAP 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.  
ID
2021-5305
City
Remote
Job Locations ID-Remote
Posted Date 6 months ago(4/16/2021 12:17 AM)
Project Overview   The project involves updating the Indonesian lexicon used by our client’s suite of proofing tools (spell-checker, etc.) to incorporate new vocabulary related to COVID-19. - The QA role will primarily involve reviewing the vocabulary list and template classifications provided by Dev, and reviewing the output from various tests that will be run on the lexicon after it has been updated to ensure that all changes are expected. Qualifications - - - A degree in linguistics or related field. - Strong knowledge of Indonesian morphology, inflection patterns, and current usage. - Guidance on using the client software will be provided but good technical skills and an aptitude for learning to use new software will be helpful. - Time engagement: 2-3 weeks; est. 13 hours total; starting ASAP - The Dev role will primarily involve compiling a list of new words to add to the lexicon, sorting these words into templates based on characteristics such as part of speech and inflection pattern, creating any necessary new templates, and updating the lexicon using the client's software. Qualifications - - - A degree in linguistics or related field. - Strong knowledge of Indonesian morphology, inflection patterns, and current usage. - Guidance on using the client software will be provided but good technical skills and an aptitude for learning to use new software will be helpful. - Time engagement: 2-3 weeks; est. 29 hours total; starting ASAP 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.  
ID
2021-5304
City
Remote
Job Locations GR-Remote
Posted Date 6 months ago(4/16/2021 12:09 AM)
Project Overview   The project involves updating the Greek lexicon used by our client’s suite of proofing tools (spell-checker, etc.) to incorporate new vocabulary related to COVID-19. - The Dev role will primarily involve compiling a list of new words to add to the lexicon, sorting these words into templates based on characteristics such as part of speech and inflection pattern, creating any necessary new templates, and updating the lexicon using the client's software. Qualifications - - A degree in linguistics or related field. - Strong knowledge of Greek morphology, inflection patterns, and current usage. - Guidance on using the client software will be provided but good technical skills and an aptitude for learning to use new software will be helpful. - Time engagement: 2-3 weeks; est. 29 hours total; starting ASAP - The QA role will primarily involve reviewing the vocabulary list and template classifications provided by Dev, and reviewing the output from various tests that will be run on the lexicon after it has been updated to ensure that all changes are expected. Qualifications - - A degree in linguistics or related field. - Strong knowledge of Greek morphology, inflection patterns, and current usage. - Guidance on using the client software will be provided but good technical skills and an aptitude for learning to use new software will be helpful. - Time engagement: 2-3 weeks; est. 13 hours total; starting ASAP 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.      
ID
2021-5303
City
Remote
Job Locations US-TX-Plano
Posted Date 6 months ago(5/3/2021 7:06 AM)
In the Wilderness project, our goal is to make it easier to find the answers to your questions and queries. We categorize queries/questions to help train algorithms to better understand what is being asked and we rate the answers given so only the best ones make it through. By working on this project, you're directly helping to improve the way we find things online and bettering how AI and algorithms understand the questions we ask them.   For this task you will be presented with (1) a query that likely asks a question, (2) a response that attempts to answer the question in the query, (3) a short answer span extracted from this response that attempts to answer the query more succinctly, and (4) a response source, which is the webpage that the response comes from. Your job is to review the provided query, the response, and the response source and then answer a few questions about them.   This part-time work opportunity includes paid training, diverse task types, and an opportunity to improve smart assistant tasks for millions of users. Join Project Wilderness!   Other Things You Need to Know: - Must be able to work on a hybrid model of remote and onsite work (office will be in Plano, TX) - 20 hours/week (Monday to Friday - (8AM to 12PM or 1PM to 5PM) - Must submit a resume upon application - At least fluent in the English language. - Agreeable to a part-time contract - Can start ASAP   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.  
ID
2021-5299
City
Plano
Job Locations SA-Remote
Posted Date 10 months ago(1/3/2021 6:39 PM)
We are looking for an Arabic Linguist for a project that is currently in progress and is expected to continue through at least February 2021   The work requires an Arabic linguist (any dialect) to collate a list of “offensive” Arabic terms and then to review the existing Thesaurus for any word pairings that include those terms and to remove any potentially offensive word pairings. Some basic computational skills are required, but this aspect is well-supported by the project supervisors, so the main requirement is NS linguistics. Effort-wise, it will require 30-40 hours per week for approx. 3 weeks, starting as soon as possible.   Quaifications: - Native Arabic speaker - Bachelors Degree in Linguistics, or related  - Fomal Linguistics experience - Amenable to work remote for 30-40 hours weekly for 2 months, approximately 3 weeks starting asap 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.  
ID
2021-5222
City
Remote
Job Locations MT-Remote
Posted Date 11 months ago(11/24/2020 7:15 PM)
We are seeking Maltese QA Linguists for a project that is currently in progress and is expected to continue through at least January 2021   Qualifications:   This project involves imporving a Maltese-language speller and need someone to QA the development work as the team go.  - Native Maltese speaker - Bachelors Degree in Linguistics, or related  - Fomal Linguistics experience - Amenable to work remote for 5-10 hours weekly for 2 months  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.  
ID
2020-5192
City
Remote
Job Locations NL-Remote
Posted Date 11 months ago(11/13/2020 7:24 PM)
We are seeking Dutch linguists for a project that is currently in progress and is expected to continue through at least March 2021, with a possibility of further work beyond that.   Qualifications:   This project involves developing a style and grammar checker for Dutch word-processing using our client’s software. We have Dev (development) and QA (quality assurance) positions available.   Requirements:   Native Dutch speakers with strong knowledge of Dutch morphology and syntax, and high proficiency in English.   Dev (Development)   Additionally requires strong computational skills, particularly familiarity with regexes (regular expressions), an aptitude for learning to use new software, and a commitment of 25-40 hours/week. The main tasks consist of corpora-based research, specification development, rule implementation using client software, and bug fixing.   QA (Quality Assurance)   Computational, and requires a commitment of approximately 15 hours per week. The main tasks consist of test set development, performance testing, and bug reporting.   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.      
ID
2020-5183
City
Remote
Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 1 year 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.     Responsibilities - 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.    
ID
2020-5133
City
Remote
Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 1 year ago(9/29/2020 4:55 PM)
  Process language data to help build state of the art text-to speech AI models!     Project Summary   Appen is looking for a phonetician or linguist to help process language data for text-to-speech and speech recognition techonlogies.  The ideal candidate has experience with phonemic transciption and speech data evaluation and must be a native speaker of US English.   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.     Estimated Project Duration: 6 months, full-time     Responsibilities - Review and produce highly accurate word spelling and phonemic transcriptions - Develop and/or improve transcription guidelines - Evaluate speech data for dialectal variation - Handle data transfers between internal and external tools and curate audio, text, and spectrograms for text-to-speech recording sessions.   Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - A Degree in Linguistics, Speech Science or related field - Experience/interest in linguistics, especially phonology, phonetics, dialectology - Native speaker of US English - Experience/proficiency with transcription systems (such as SAMPA, IPA) - Praat and/or equivalent familiarity with spectrograms - Collaborative and solution oriented attitude - Ability to quickly learn new skills and adapt to a changing environment - Ability to focus on a single task for multiple hours - Strong attention to detail - Communicates clearly verbally and via email   Qualifications and Experience - Advanced degree and/or industry experience - Fluency in two or more natural languages - Location in the San Francisco Bay Area is a bonus     Application Process   Candidates will be screened for eligibility and asked to submit a linguistic screener. Successful candidates will be interviewed.   If this resonates with you, or if you feel like you would excel in the role, apply now!   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.    
ID
2020-5115
City
Remote
Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
Posted Date 1 year ago(8/27/2020 12:58 AM)
Position Summary Become a specialist on natural language generation and help build state-of-the-art AI systems. Your inputs will be used to develop better natural language understanding systems for British English and Spanish-US.   Duration: 6 months fixed-term employee, part-time Payment: This is a salaried position, compensation to be determined based on skills and past experience.   Successful candidates must be able to work at client sites in the San Francisco Bay Area once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. We are looking for native speakers of the languages listed below: - English (United Kingdom)  - Spanish (United States)   Responsibilities - Work with Appen's client to produce high quality natural language and mark it up with annotations that provide information about the semantics/meaning of natural language text - Use categories such as domains, intents, and slots to mark words and phrases in text utterances - Manage and track changes in the scenario database - Review and update annotation guidelines and guard data quality 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. - Familiarity with basic Python, SQL and script writing - 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-level proficiency in the target language  Qualifications and Experience - Advanced degree and/or industry experience - Experience working remotely - NLG annotation experience If this resonates with you, or if you feel like you would excel in the role, apply now!   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.    
ID
2020-5096
City
San Francisco