AI/ML - Computational Linguist (Dutch/Scandinavian/Finnish), Siri Understanding

Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Machine Learning and AI


Role Number:200220436
Siri is always learning to speak new languages and provide a locally customized experience. We achieve this by bringing together a diverse team of linguists with a deep knowledge of languages and cultures. If you're multi-lingual and experienced in phonetics and phonology this is an amazing opportunity to craft the Siri experience for millions of users.

Key Qualifications

  • Native speaker fluency in Dutch OR Swedish OR Norwegian OR Danish OR Finnish.
  • Excellent knowledge of phonetics and phonology.
  • Demonstrated ability in speech technology (ASR/TTS).
  • Python programming skills.
  • Detail-oriented approach to handling large datasets, including ability to identify edge-cases.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.


In the Computational Linguistics Team we design tasks and methods for collecting and evaluating natural language data, and create guidelines for natural language projects. As a computational linguist, you will build out and maintaining the linguistic data processing pipelines for speech technology projects. Your responsibilities will include: - Expanding language support. - Onboarding and supervising linguistic resources. - Providing linguistic guidance and support to language teams. - Generating and processing pronunciations for ASR and TTS systems. - Training G2P models and developing new methods for pronunciation generation. - Analyzing data for quality assurance and identifying areas of improvement for the pipelines. - Providing statistics for the data at any point in the pipeline for reporting and information purposes. If this is you, we'd love to hear from you!

Education & Experience

Masters degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Language Technologies, or related field.

Additional Requirements

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