Computational Linguist

San Jose, Chicago or Seattle Full-time

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Artificial Solutions, the leading specialist in Coversational AI, a form of Artificial Intelligence that allows people to talk to applications and electronic devices in free-format, natural language, using speech, text, touch or gesture.

Currently we are looking for a Computational Linguist who is a technical expert with strong knowledge in the structure of language and its application to computers systems. The ideal candidate is commercially aware and has the ability to visualize articulated processes and solve complex problems.

This role will be focused on mentoring, designing, developing and maintaining natural language-based solutions in domains including artificial intelligence, machine learning, personalization, expert functions plus database and language processing systems.

A proactive approach and the ability to work within an agile framework are essential ingredients. 

Reporting into the Director of Professional Services in the US, you will be working on a wide range of projects within in a team of Computational Linguists, Project Manager and Technical Consultants.

The position will focus upon:

  • Working with Project Managers, Computational Linguists and Technical Consultants in customer, prospect and partner workshops to develop highly advanced natural language capabilities.
  • Using its native language & technical skills to build natural language solutions and to enhance them through integrations, interfaces and additional coding.
  • Designing, building, and testing natural language artefacts and solutions based upon customer, prospect and partner requirements encompassed in technical specifications.
  • Analyzing session log files to assess artifact and solution capabilities and to determine relevant development options.
  • Actively participating in the sales cycle, working alongside the project manager in preparation of proposal (SOW), project scoping & estimation, proposal creation and contract preparations

 

Requirements:

 Education:

  • Masters’ in Computational Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Technologies or similar. (PhD is a plus)

 Linguistics and computational linguistics knowledge and skills:

  • Practical knowledge in dialogue management, with strong understanding of morphology, lexicology, automated speech analysis and synthesis.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant industry experience, preferably in a consulting/customer-facing role.
  • Understanding or experience with machine-learning, machine translation, some standard NLP toolkits, such as NLTK, Stanford CoreNLP, or Spacey.

 Technical skills:

  • Proficiency in SQL and/or OO languages like Java, Groovy, Python, R, Ruby
  • Knowledge of NLP, ML and Statistical Analysis

 Language skills:

  • English: Fluent both in written and spoken is mandatory
  • Additional languages are a plus

 Personal Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze problems to identify the root cause
  • Passionate, highly motivated and self-starter 
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with stakeholders at different levels
  • Professional attitude, detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to work well both alone and within a larger multi-functional team
  • Ability to combine multiple tasks and projects

 What do we offer for you?

  • Opportunity to work on disruptive technology and fast growing market
  • Multicultural team (+30 nationalities within the company)
  • Start-up feel and flexible work environment 
  • Opportunity to travel within US

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