AIML - Linguistic Annotation Project Lead, Siri Information and Intelligence

Cupertino, California, United States
Machine Learning and AI


Role Number:200553885
Play a part in the ongoing revolution in human-computer interaction! Give to a product that is redefining mobile computing. Build groundbreaking technology for large scale systems, spoken language, big data, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence. And work with the people who built the intelligent assistant that helps millions of people get things done — just by asking. Join the Siri team at Apple.


Siri’s Natural Language Understanding is powered by high quality, detailed linguistic annotations. The NL Annotation Project Lead is instrumental in coordinating annotation projects with human annotators and stakeholder data scientists & machine learning engineers. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: - Reviewing and advising the development of annotation project strategies, interfaces, and guidelines - Relaying and interpreting project guidelines and instructions for annotators - Serving as an interface for feedback and questions from annotators back to data scientists - Prioritizing and scheduling projects to align with organizational goals and timelines - Coordinating with vendors to establish long-term partnerships and ensure proper & accurate invoicing - Monitoring and managing individual annotator performance metrics (accuracy, throughput), providing feedback and guidance for improvement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of English language linguistics, syntax, and grammar; and applications to Natural Language Processing
  • Experience developing, implementing, and communicating a complex ontology or taxonomy system
  • Proficient computer (MacOS) skills; experience with general office software
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills; ability to interact with all levels of engineers, in-house annotators, and remote/crowd workers
  • Excellent project management skills; able to collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize competing projects and set, and maintain, a schedule for milestone and project completions
  • Extensive prior experience in linguistic annotation; tasks may have included named entity recognition, part of speech tagging, constituency parsing, dependency parsing, or application-specific natural language parsing

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Linguistics or similar field, 2+ years experience as linguistic annotator.
  • Experience as linguistic annotation project/team coordinator preferred.

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.