[Elsnet-list] Turkish Ligustics Project Manager - Google Inc.

Tyler Auten tylerauten at google.com
Tue Mar 25 15:28:51 CET 2014

Job  description:
 As  a  Linguistic  Project  Manager  and  a  native-­level  speaker
of  Turkish,  you  will  oversee  and manage  all  work  related  to
achieving  high  data  quality  for  speech  projects  in  Turkish.

You  will  be  based  in  either  our  Berlin  or  Hamburg  location,
managing  a  team  of  Data  Evaluators and  working  on  a  number
of  projects  towards  Speech  research:  ASR,  TTS,  and  NLP.

Linguistic  Field(s):
● Phonetics/Phonology
● Semantics
● Discourse  Analysis

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  Turkish  (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  language’s
● 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
● 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.
Applicants  must  be  currently
authorized  to  work  in  Germany  for  any  employer.**

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

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