• Computational Linguist - French or German speaker

    FR-75008 Paris
  • Responsibilities

    We are currently looking for Computational Linguists to join our team in Paris.


    You will be a part of a dynamic team that's responsible for the full range of speech-related research and development activities, including acoustic modeling, language modeling and tool development. 


    Position Responsibilities:

    • Develop and use analytical tools to work with our vast quantity of language data 

    • Identify patterns or issues that would help advance the accuracy of a major virtual assistant. 

    • Act as a consultant to other researchers who need linguistic assistance 

    • Work closely with engineers from a number of other teams

    • Transition machine learning algorithms from research to practical applications and products 

    • Help build guidelines, software, and process for morphology and lexicons

    • Developing natural language processing code specific to your language  

    • Provide input and suggestions towards innovating new approaches and new product features tailored to your home market  

    • Coming up with clever solutions to complex issues  

    • Automating and integrating workflow from diverse systems

    • Daily interaction with other teams working towards the same goal



    • Master or Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics, or equivalent

    • Native level of French or German

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

    • Ability to develop complex linguistic analyses with ability and intuition in spotting, analyzing, and resolving linguistic errors is required

    • Clear and compelling communication skills

    • Demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities and troubleshooting skills

    • Experience with programming techniques and working knowledge in a scripting language such as Python or Perl

    • Strong background in phonetic and phonological linguistics that are applicable to speech recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech applications (TTS)

    • Experience in working with iOS


    Preferred experience and skills: 

    • Minor or training in Computer Science is a huge plus

    • Experience working across teams with linguists and engineers



    For more than 25 years, TransPerfect has provided comprehensive language and technology solutions to help our clients communicate and conduct business more effectively in a global marketplace. Equipped with a quality management system certified to both the ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 standards, TransPerfect provides a full array of language and business support services, including translation, interpretation, multicultural marketing, website globalization, subtitling, voiceovers, staffing services, e-learning and training, and legal support services. TransPerfect also offers a suite of next-generation technologies that significantly reduce costs and improve consistency throughout the translation process, making TransPerfect the vendor of choice for the world's leading multinationals.


    With annual revenues of over $615 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.


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