Linguist II

Remote, WA 98101

Posted: 06/06/2024 Job Number: 39279

Job Description

Linguist II


We are looking for a Linguist to help us develop language components for a variety of voice-enabled technologies and products. We are seeking candidates with native or near-native fluency in French, Spanish and/or Italian with strong linguistic data analysis and language technology experience to manage data collection, data synthesis and data annotation tasks, translation-localization and ML model improvements.

  • Provide linguistic expertise in the areas of syntax, semantics, pragmatics and sociolinguistics
  • Collaborate with other linguists and data operations teams in data collection, data curation, translation, localization and annotation efforts
  • Create annotation systems and guidelines
  • Evaluate and curate data sets for ML models
  • Assess model and data quality
  • Collaboratively develop complex and consistent linguistic analyses

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in general Linguistics or Linguistics with an emphasis on Romance languages, Computational Linguistics, Speech Science, or related field
  • Native or near-native fluency in French, Spanish and/or Italian
  • Awareness of French, Spanish and/or Italian linguistic, cultural, local norms
  • Knowledge of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and other areas of linguistics
  • Experience working with speech and text data in multiple languages
  • Familiar with Large Language Models (LLMs) and their applications
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Linguistics or Romance languages, language technologies, computational linguistics, speech science, or related field
  • Experience with database queries and data analysis processes (i.e. SQL, spreadsheets, R, Unix, or others)
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks, NLP Libraries and Tools


Pay range is $37 - $42 per hour with full benefits available, including paid time off, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K, parental leave, and more. Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.


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