Computational Linguist/NLP Engineer

SoapboxLabs Published: October 18, 2018
DUBLIN, Ireland
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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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