Language Data Specialist

Positions Available:

  • Full time:  Onsite in Toronto and encompasses of all the work in the job posting
  • Part-time: Remote only, hourly role available only in Ontario
  • Internship: Onsite in Toronto office available to university juniors, seniors and post grad students

We are looking for someone who loves languages and technology, is proficient in English and is a native, fluent speaker European Portuguese.

We validate voice recordings and contribute phonetic and other linguistic input to train our speech and language models.

Example projects include validating speech training data, working on our pronunciation dictionaries, phonetic transcriptions, data curation for ASR, and other work required to support the training of all our models.  There also may be project coordination, Unix and Python scripting tasks available to candidates that demonstrate sufficient proficiency (all related to our language and linguistic work).

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the creation of best practices and procedures as we grow the team.

You Must Be:

Must be a native speaker of European Portuguese, preferably raised in Portugal or have at least 5 years of demonstrated living experience in Portugal. Must be fluent in English. Preference is given to candidates who have a BA or MA in linguistics or a background in language studies. Experience in translation, localization, and QA for language data is a plus.
  
Required:
  • Eligible to work in the Canada and residing in Ontario
  • Must be a native speaker of European Portuguese (written, verbal and grammar)
  • Raised in Portugal or have at least 5 years of living experience in Portugal over the age of 12
  • Fluent in English
  • Trained in language studies and/or have a language degree or have a degree in Linguistics or equivalent experience
  • Extremely focused and enjoy completing detailed, repetitive data quality verification tasks daily, at a very high quality level
  • Flexible and collaborative, but you can also work independently and enjoy taking on new tasks
  • Accountable. You take 100% ownership with an extremely high attention to detail and follow through
  • Intrigued by language and science, and the possibilities created when these two things meet
Preferred:
  • BA or MA in Linguistics or Language Studies
  • Experience in translation and localization (European Portuguese)
  • Experience in QA for language data
  • Have experience as a data evaluator or have worked with training data for machine learning
  • Are experienced working with data vendors
  • Have data curation, data quality or software QA experience
  • Have experience working with external business partners and vendors
  • Have Unix, Python or C++ or other programming experience
  • Have project management/coordination experience
  • Are experienced with Google Docs, Excel and Jira
  • Are a music lover and enjoy solving puzzles!
  • Submit a cover letter

About Us:

SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning. We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, and every other part of the emerging ‘connected’ world. Our consumer product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning™ and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies to create a groundbreaking smartphone experience, and is the first product to build on the Houndify platform. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. Through the Houndify platform and Collective AI, we aim to bring voice-enabled AI to everyone and enable others to build on top of it. Our mission: Houndify everything.

 

 

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