Jobs in Nigeria at Appen, October 2016

Appen is a global leader in speech and search technology services. With
expertise in more than 150 languages, Appen partners with leading
technology and ecommerce companies as they develop new
offerings and
expand them to global markets. Our solutions help companies create
engaging products with accurate speech interfaces and relevant content
ranging from web sites, to maps, images, and merchandise.

Appen is recruiting to fill the job positions below:

Job Title: Linguist, On-Demand
Location:
Lagos
Project

  • We are looking for Linguists/Computational Linguists who are
    native speakers of ‘subject language’, for flexible or full-time
    home-based role.
  • The project is an exciting and challenging opportunity to help develop world-class linguistic software.

Project Information

  • Location: Global
  • Linguistic skills should include grammar, syntax, morphology, computational.
  • The candidates should be familiar with linguistic tools, and language technology applications.

Tasks

  • Development: Using Lexicon Creator: create template lexicon,
    correct errors and add words using template. Using Wordscape formalism
    (symbolic language and logical operations), write or edit rules for
    grammar and other purposes.
  • Project Management: triage, spec writing and review, project scheduling.
  • Test: test template lexicon, evaluate test results, open bugs.
    Evaluate spec, design and implementation of grammar rules; using logical
    operators and symbolic language, develop patterns for testing
    application of the rules.
  • Documentation: Using strong English language skills, linguistic and technical expertise, document tools and processes.

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics (or higher)
  • Native speaker of one or more of the above languages
  • High proficiency in English
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Linguistic skills should include morphology and syntax
  • Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Aptitude for computational tasks, e.g., use concordance
    (linguistic) tools, and run command lines, write scripts, experience
    with advanced use of applications such as Excel macros, etc.
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Job Title: Computational Linguist, On-Demand
Location:
Lagos
Project

  • We are looking for Linguists/Computational Linguists who are
    native speakers of ‘subject language’, for flexible or full-time
    home-based role.
  • The project is an exciting and challenging opportunity to help develop world-class linguistic software.

Project Information

  • Location: Global
  • Linguistic skills should include grammar, syntax, morphology, computational.
  • The candidates should be familiar with linguistic tools, and language technology applications.

Tasks

  • Development using Lexicon Creator: create template structure, populate templates, document templates, use functions.
  • Grammar design (for grammar checker and other components):
    create high-level structure, such as level design and chunking approach.
    Give guidance to linguists working on complex implementation.
  • Lead triage process, write specs, invokes project management best practices.

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics
  • Native speaker of one or more of the above languages
  • High proficiency in English
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Linguistic skills should include morphology and syntax
  • Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Capable of managing or performing computational linguistic work in several languages.
  • An individual with a computational linguistics degree and proven
    experience (syntax, morphology, lexicography) on multiple languages.
  • Must be capable of working across multiple languages, leveraging
    deep linguistic knowledge and computational experience with other
    languages

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: Please include with your application: your CV/resume; details of any language qualifications you hold; your availability

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