Analytical Linguist, Google AI

Google - Mountain View, CA4.3

Full-time
Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Mountain View, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:
PhD or Master’s degree in Linguistics, or Computational Linguistics, with experience in core areas such as semantics, syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, and/or discourse.
Experience with scripting languages working in a Linux environment.
Experience developing projects or curricula from concept to completion and collaborating internationally with multiple partners on multi-quarter projects.

Preferred qualifications:
Multilingual speaker with 2 years experience in NLP research or related fields.
Familiarity with experimental design, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Familiarity with Python, C++ or other programming languages.
Independent worker with the ability to effectively operate with flexibility in a fast paced, constantly evolving team environment. Team player with exceptional interpersonal and solution-oriented attitude.
Creative thinker with strong problem solving and analytical skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
About the job
Analytical Linguists work across Google to drive improvements in quality, classification, information structure, and natural language understanding and generation. As an Analytical Linguist you will work both on complex projects spanning multiple products, groups, and disciplines, and on tightly focused efforts to produce specific product components or answer specific research questions. Analytical Linguists work in many different areas and arrive with a wide variety of skills—your specialization might involve natural language processing and understanding, phonology, phonetics, syntax, semantics, ontology, program management, human subject research, experimental design, statistics, corpus linguistics, large scale data acquisition, or any combination. This team is part of some of the most groundbreaking and exciting work at Google. It's our goal to use insights from linguistics and related fields to constantly improve our products.

There is always more information out there, and the Research and Machine Intelligence team has a never-ending quest to find it and make it accessible. We're constantly refining our signature search engine to provide better results, and developing offerings like Google Instant, Google Voice Search and Google Image Search to make it faster and more engaging. We're providing users around the world with great search results every day, but at Google, great just isn't good enough. We're just getting started.

Responsibilities
Work closely with researchers and engineers by providing linguistic expertise and direction for language specific projects and/or dialogue analysis/modeling
Train and/or evaluate Natural Language Processing (NLP) or dialogue systems and propose solutions
Propose and run research experiments around linguistic phenomena
Create annotation guidelines and instructions; recruit, hire and manage linguistic experts.
Monitor data acquisition and curation; design quality control methodology, experiments, implementation and improvements
Location

Mountain View, CA, USA
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