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French Linguist

Company: LinkedIn
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Job Description:

LinkedIn helps professionals achieve more in their careers, and every day millions of people use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, and gain insights. Our global reach means we get to make a direct impact on the world's workforce in ways no other company can. We are much more than a digital r--sum-- - we transform lives through innovative products and technologies. LinkedIn has the most interesting data about the professional world and this is one of LinkedIn's most valuable assets. Searching for your dream job? At LinkedIn, we strive to help our employees find passion and purpose. Join us in changing the way the world works. This position is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an initiative that has a company-wide impact and to build products at the cutting-edge of Big Data.
Engineering LinguistWe are seeking extraordinary talent to work alongside machine learning researchers, software engineers, data experts, and product managers to build out LinkedIn's Economic Graph - our knowledge bases about economic entities like professions, companies, and skills. This work drives all of the products at LinkedIn so that we can create economic opportunities for professionals everywhere. Our ideal candidate will be a native speaker of French who is passionate about applying his or her expertise to increase the accuracy and coverage of the systems that we use to process information from jobs and members. This position is a full-time contractor role up to one year at our office in Mountain View, CA.
* Relocation support is not provided.
Role ResponsibilitiesIn this role, you will create, enrich, and validate our knowledge bases and taxonomies by creating new knowledge and evaluating how that knowledge helps in practice. These include tasks like the following:
Knowledge Creation

  • Identifying systematic relationships between concepts such as job titles, skills, certificates, etc.
  • Researching, classifying, and annotating the phrases, terms, and data in messy, user-generated data
  • Research new entity categories and best practices for organizing them
  • Leverage external resources like Wikipedia and standards to enrich and organize our data
    Evaluation
    • Create instructions for outsourced evaluations, for example with Figure Eight
    • Evaluate the output of machine learning classifiers and internal tools
      Basic Qualifications
      • Native speaker of French
      • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English
      • Strong problem solving and conceptual thinking skills
      • Analytical skills in your languages with high attention to detail
      • Willingness to learn technical concepts and new tools and a keen interest in technology
      • Comfortable working with unclear classification rules or on unfamiliar topics
      • Ability to prioritize and explain decisions
      • BS/BA Degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Library and Information Science, Philosophy, Experimental Psychology, Mathematics, or related discipline.
      • 1+ years of experience with taxonomy work, search, controlled vocabularies, and/or linguistic annotation
        Preferred Qualifications
        • Ability to understand and apply complex task-specific instructions with minimal supervision
        • Understand the tradeoffs involved in making classification decisions
        • Practical experience with the messiness of user-generated content
        • Knowledge of semantics, dictionary building, controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and/or ontologies
        • Knowledge of tools for natural language processing and/or Figure Eight
        • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, SQL
        • MS in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Library and Information Science, Philosophy, Experimental Psychology, Mathematics, or related discipline

Keywords: LinkedIn, Mountain View , French Linguist, Other , Mountain View, California

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