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LINGUIST List 25.1491

Fri Mar 28 2014

Jobs: Hindi; Computational Linguistics; Phonology: Manager, Google

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Mar-2014
From: Sofia Bernardo <tts_jobsgoogle.com>
Subject: Hindi; Computational Linguistics; Phonology: Manager, Google, London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Google
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Hindi (hin)

Description:

As a Linguistic Project Manager and a native-level speaker of Hindi, you will oversee and manage all work related to achieving high data quality for speech projects in your own language.

You will be based in London, managing a team of Speech Data Evaluators and working on a number of projects towards TTS synthesis.

This includes:
- Training, managing and overseeing the work of your team
- Creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses, numbers
- Creating annotation conventions
- Evaluating data quality
- Providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
- Working with QA tools according to given guidelines and using in-house tools

Job requirements:
- Native-level speaker of Hindi (with good command of the standard dialect) and fluent in English
- Must have attended elementary school in the country where the language is spoken
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail; knowledge of the languageā€™s phonology
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an -interest in current speech, mobile, and online technology
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Good organizational skills
- Previous project management and people management experience
- Previous experience with speech/NLP-related projects a plus
- Advanced degree in Linguistics preferred; experience with Computational Linguistics a plus
- Also a plus: proficiency with HTML, XML, and some programming language; previous experience working in a Linux environment

Project duration: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)
**This is not a permanent position but a contract position through an employment agency. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the EU.**

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Speech Linguistic Project Manager Hindi" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: tts_jobsgoogle.com
Contact Information:
Sofia Bernardo
Email: tts_jobsgoogle.com

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