Linguist - MT Language Specialist -Spanish Specific

  • Location
    San Jose , California
  • Category
    Creative & Marketing - Writer / Editor
  • Job type

ADECCO is currently assisting a premier ecommerce client in an immediate opportunity for:

Senior Machine Translation Language Specialist Contractor
Latin American Spanish-Specific
W2 Contract 9 months possible extension
San Jose Francisco CA
Pay Rate: $45.00 Per hour


Senior Machine Translation Language Specialist Contractor – Latin American Spanish

Reporting to the MT Language Specialist Manager, the successful candidate will join our client’s MTLS team in San Jose offices, to work as Latin American Spanish MTLS, for all MT linguistic work pertaining to the Latin American e-commerce site.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Provide Latin American Spanish-specific linguistic services, including:
• Reviewing human-translated and post-edited ecommerce content to deliver high-quality training data for MT engines
• Evaluating MT systems’ output (rating, ranking vs other systems)
• Analyzing MT systems’ output to detect error patterns
- Provide assistance in other linguistic areas, such as:
• Semantic annotation (e.g. Named Entity Recognition – English)
• Quality assurance of automatically-generated content (English)

Education and/or Relevant Experience:

• BA or MA in Linguistics / Translation Studies
• 2/3 years of localization experience and/or evaluating machine translation output
• Experience in semantic annotation, POS annotation, and machine learning QA highly valued
• Must be born and raised in a Latin American country (i.e. not in Spain nor in the USA)
• Native fluency in Latin American Spanish and a deep understanding of Latin American culture
• Strong familiarity with the Machine Translation industry and best practices for post-editing/reviewing
• Strong familiarity with translation technologies and localization and processes

Necessary Skills:

Analytical mind: position requires the capacity to detect patterns in highly varied and ambiguous data.
Critical thinking: you should enjoy questioning assumptions and re-examining processes.
Problem-solving: You should enjoy brainstorming and applying logic to solve new problems.
Capacity to communicate complex linguistic problems to people with different backgrounds (e.g. MT Science Team).
Ability to work in a multicultural environment
Strong communication skills meaning you are able to explain errors or differences to someone that does not speak the language
Able to take on new tasks and mentor


Helps create and improve machine learning language system
Internally a homegrown system for eCommerce needs that involve client abbreviations and jargon

Day to day tasks:

-Evaluate machine learning systems
-Will work with scientists to review errors in translation and provide input to the correct translation
-Will work with translation services if needed to review/edit content
-Partner with semantics team to help improve search content

**Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S. without sponsorship / NO corp to corp or 3rd party contracting arrangement / Adecco W2 only and not require relocation assistance.

***Successful completion of a full background check, drug screen, employment verification, educational verification and reference checks required upon offer.

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