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Machine Translation Specialist

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We are looking for a Machine Translation Specialist to join our team in Edinburgh, Scotland. The role will provide support to the global Lingo24 business through natural language processing, machine translation and machine learning.

The Machine Translation Specialist will use customer-specific data and domain adaptation techniques to create Machine Translation systems adapted to Lingo24’s main customers, as well as develop multiple solutions based on Machine Learning to be used by the business as a whole.

What you will be doing:

  • Specification, design and implementation of improvements to Lingo24’s state-of-the-art Machine Translation technology
  • Building, evaluating and deploying customized an generic Machine Translation engines
  • Specification, design and implementation of Lingo24’s language technology tools, including topics such as Terminology Extraction, Document Classification, MT Quality Estimation, etc
  • Customer data analysis to identify opportunities for efficiency improvements via technology
  • Keep up to date with developments in the languages technologies area and identify gaps in Lingo24’s implementation

What we need:

  • PhD in Machine Translation, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Science, or a related discipline
  • Demonstrable experience in the language technology industry
  • Excellent software development skills, experience in working with Java and Python is a plus
  • Experience with the Moses machine translation toolkit
  • Experience in Neural Machine Translation or sequence-to-sequence models
  • The ability to learn quickly and work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent English communication skills, advanced knowledge of another language is a plus
  • Receptive to feedback, willing to learn and improve constantly
  • Detail-oriented, analytical, inquisitive, self-driven and persevering

What we offer

  • Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with young and forward-thinking colleagues
  • 7 hours work-day
  • 24 holiday days/year + additional loyalty days starting with the third year
  • Loyalty month: once every 5 years we offer a celebratory month of paid holiday
  • Pension
  • Share options
  • Well-being allowance