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The Language Data Process Expert must be capable of:\r\r- Building a thorough understanding of labeling conventions and provide support to global sites\r- Localizing established guidelines from English into Mandarin\r- Developing Mandarin grammars and other forms of NLU applications\r- Improving deployed grammars by expanding coverage, accuracy, and eliminating bugs\r- Delivering high quality data output under aggressive deadlines\r- Working autonomously with minimum direction\r- Handling unique data analysis requests from a range of data customers\r- Contributing to process improvements to reduce handling time and improve data output\r- Diving deep into issues and implement solutions independently\r- Providing quality expertise to other team members and coaching improvements\r\rIn addition, the Mandarin Language Data Process Expert will need to quickly understand changes in response to customers’ requests and change workflows accordingly. TheMandarin Language Data Process Expert must have a passion for data, efficiency, and accuracy as well as: \r\r- Show proactive efforts in addressing issues and problems\r- Excellent communication, strong organizational skills and very detailed-oriented\r- Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment\r- Willingness to support several projects at one time, and to accept re-prioritization as necessary\r- Ability to keep up with changing project conventions and priorities\r\rREQUIRED SKILLS\r- BA or BS degree\r- Native level fluency in Mandarin \r- Business level fluency in English\r- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office/Excel, JIRA, and Oracle\r- Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills\r- Team player with exceptional interpersonal and solution-oriented attitude\r\rPREFERRED SKILLS\r- BA/BS degree in Linguistics/Computational Linguistics, or equivalent practical experience in data mark-up\r- Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills\r- Experience working with grammars and other forms of speech or NLP technology\r- Independent, proactive, and self-motivated with record in timely delivery of requests\r- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts and learn in-house user-interface tools\r- Experience with command line tools\r\r

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Data Collection Researcher III work & deliverables: \r\r- Analyzing complex language data sets (a data set of sentence constructions or colloquial phrases) \r- Consistently handling new or different types of language data and devising guidelines for how individual or team will process it\r- Localization of ambiguous English text into native language \r- Identifying bugs in data or workflows, contributing to general process improvement \r- Capable of self-training \r\r\rQualifications we are looking for (& overall evaluation of current candidate pool in this area):\r\rGrade of Candidate Pool Essential Qualification \rA Native or near-native fluency\rC as only 2-3 candidates so far fit this description BA/BS degree in Linguistics/Computational Linguistics, or equivalent practice experience in data mark-up…. This is an essential qualification and should probably be in the basic or required qualifications section. \ro Equivalent practice or experience in data mark-up would include… \r Direct experience with annotation or language data processing (not quantitative, economics, or finance data) \r Significant experience teaching language acquisition at an undergraduate or graduate level (we would probe on whether they designed curriculum and how)\r\r

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