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Linguistic Project Manager

Remote
July 28, 2017

Description

The Linguistic Project Manager (LPM) at Appen will manage a portfolio of small and medium-sized linguistic projects for established clients, and support the Language Resources team in managing large-scale linguistic technology programs.

For small projects and established clients, the LPM is responsible for independently managing the entire scope of the project and a virtual team of linguistic consultants efficiently and effectively to meet or exceed project targets while delivering high quality. Project responsibilities include spec development, consultant onboarding and training, quality control, preparation of deliverables and managing relationships with stakeholders.

The LPM role is a leadership position with active assistance in process development/definition, improvement and documentation, and peer training and mentoring of others as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Autonomously plan and manage projects to quality, time and budget; ensure effective project execution and delivery
  • Onboard and train a virtual team of consultants to create, evaluate or annotate linguistic data in multiple languages
  • Prepare guidelines, training materials and tools, aligned to client specifications
  • Oversee the work of consultants, including task assignment, scheduling and monitoring
  • Ensure close and regular communication with all internal project stakeholders
  • Share knowledge and take initiative to improve processes
  • Document and manage language resources arising from projects
  • Manage client relationships through customer service and regular reporting
  • Provide operational input to the Business Development team

Requirements

  • Essential
    • Project management experience (1 – 3 years), preferably in a language, linguistics, or software-related field
    • Degree in linguistics, computational linguistics or language studies, or equivalent experience
    • Solid understanding of linguistic concepts and terminology
    • Strong technical and data management skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment characterized by frequent change, and a fast, deadline-driven culture

     

  • Preferred
    • Experience with regular expressions, scripting, or programming skills
    • Native or near-native proficiency in at least one language other than English
    • Familiarity with a range of Natural Language Processing technologies

United States

San Francisco

999 5th Ave. Suite 570
San Rafael, California, 94901
Toll free: + 1 866 673 6996
From outside the US: + 1 646 224 1146

Seattle

12131 113th Ave NE Suite #100
Kirkland, WA 98034-6944
Toll-free inside the US: + 1 866 673 6996
From outside of the US: + 1 646 224 1146

United Kingdom

Rockeagle House, Pynes Hill
Exeter, EX2 5AZ, Devon
+44 1392 213 958
Visit Appen UK

Australia

Level 6, 9 Help Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
+61 2 9468 6300

China

Suite D, Room 8B18, Level 8, KESHI Building
No.28 XinXi Road, HaiDian District
Beijing 100085, China
+86 181-4650-3673

Philippines

3/F Metro Lifestyle Complex
F. Torres St & E. Jacinto Ext
Davao City, Philippines 8000