April 20, 2008

Arabic Analytical Linguist for Google

Google / Analytical Linguist, Quality Evaluation (Arabic Fluent)- Google EU Headquarters - Dublin, Ireland


The world-class Engineering team at Google aims to solve the most fascinating and difficult problems in computer science and make a positive difference in
tens of millions of lives every day. Google engineers are always on the forefront in the creation of new and exciting products in a number of areas, and play a
key role in the development of one of the world's most impressive computing infrastructures.

The Role:

Help us improve our products! Google is looking for Linguists to work closely with Engineering and Product Management to analyze and help improve the quality
of targeted results for a wide range of products. Linguists develop and define product-specific quality evaluation metrics and methodologies, help design and test
evaluation tools, and identify trends and investigate problems in order to present meaningful results and propose potential solutions.


* Quality evaluation: Work with engineers to determine how human evaluation data can be useful, and design tools, experiments and tasks to fit their needs.
* Data analysis: Identify trends and issues, working with product teams to ensure that human evaluation findings are tracked and acted on.
* Internationalization: Support the deployment of Google products across multiple languages, working with language and market specialists to improve quality in different local markets.
* Project management: Train and manage human rater teams, developing documentation and task guidelines, monitoring progress, identifying problems, and efficiently allocating worker resources.


* MA/MS in an analytical discipline, or BA/BS with relevant work experience. Academic or professional background in linguistics or translation a plus.
* Research experience, with excellent analytical skills and demonstrated quantitative abilities.
* Data analysis, statistics, or experimental design expertise highly desirable.
* Excellent English communication and writing skills; Can convey tasks requirements/present findings concisely and effectively.
* Familiarity with web technologies / online advertising or with taxonomies / ontologies and classification.
* Comfortable with multiple computing platforms (Unix, Windows, Mac) and office applications (spreadsheets, presentation software, etc.).
* Proficient with databases and scripting languages (e.g. Python, Javascript, HTML, SQL), or able to gain proficiency quickly.
* Quick learner, eager to tackle new problems and learn new technical skills.
* Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and adapt to changing schedules and different types of products.
* Can work well in cross-functional teams, including Engineers, Product Managers, and Sales and Operations Specialists.
* Prior project / team management experience desirable but not required.
* Fluency in Arabic is strongly preferred


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