Computational Linguist/NLP Engineer

    SoapboxLabs Published: October 18, 2018
    DUBLIN, Ireland
    Job Type


    SoapBox Labs is looking for a Computational Linguist/NLP Engineer to join our data modelling and evaluation group.


    You will work with our team to help us develop and implement novel approaches to language modelling of children’s speech across a range of languages.  We are looking for enthusiastic and committed candidates who thrive in a dynamic, self-directed team environment.


    SoapBox Labs are building speech recognition technology for children between the ages of 4 and 12, enabling device interactions for gaming, learning and communication. The SoapBox platform allows developers to incorporate our speech technology solutions into their digital apps, products, and web services.


    Main areas of focus for this role

    Language Model Data & Development

    Multilingual NLP Applications

    System Performance Evaluation & Optimisation

    Data Quality Monitoring & Optimisation.


    The Skills and Qualifications you need for this role (required)

    PhD/Masters in NLP or Computational Linguistics

    Experience (5+ years) in Language Modelling, NLP or related field

    Experience with deep learning methods and toolkits

    Experience working with speech technologies

    Experience using scalable methods and infrastructure

    Software engineering experience - scripting languages

    Proven ability to focus on hard problems and develop novel techniques to tackle them


    Skills that would benefit you in this role (desirable)
    Experience building NLU applications

    Experience/knowledge/interest of working with children’s data

    Data Analysis and Machine Learning techniques, use of LSTM-RNN networks

    Experience working with data in languages other than English


    What We Offer

    A competitive remuneration package (with stock options)

    Unique opportunity to shape the future of children’s voice technology

    Flexible working environment

    Dynamic, friendly, supportive team

    Dublin 8 location in walking distance of Dublin City Center

    The chance to be involved in groundbreaking solutions in tech industry's next giant leap


    Please apply via our link:

    Last applications: Friday Nov 9th


    SoapBox Labs is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity in the workplace and we strive to reflect this in our company atmosphere and culture.


    No recruiters required at this time thanks.


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