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Computational Linguist

Sunnyvale, California, United States

Computational Linguist

  • Sunnyvale, California, United States
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, digital marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 28 countries.

Employee Sub-Group: Regular FT Hourly
Work Schedule:
Location: Sunnyvale , California
Position Title: Computational Linguist

Req: 28340

Language: Hebrew


We are looking for highly skilled Hebrew linguists to help develop and expand our international lexicons.

The ideal candidate has experience and passion for working with language data and the ability to help create, categorize, audit, and improve lexical data. Excellent grammatical skills in Hebrew and transliteration to Latin script (if relevant) are essential. This person must be highly organized, extremely collaborative, and able to drive issues to resolution across a variety of teams.

  • Defining and outlining Hebrew grammatical structure and inflection rules.
  • Review, correction, and adding to the existing lexicon.
  • Proposing relevant lexicon content and metadata.
  • Bug reporting, monitoring, and resolution.
  • Identifying tools and process enhancements.
  • Working cross-functionally with other linguists and engineers.
  • Preparing and auditing data test sets.
  • For relevant language, identify and ensure correct transliteration into alternate scripts.

  • Degree in Linguistics and/or equivalent experience.
  • Idiomatic fluency in Hebrew. High proficiency in English.
  • Excellent knowledge of structural aspects of the language (syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics).
  • Up-to-date exposure to popular native culture and the ability to use that knowledge to inform data analysis.
  • Previous experience working with language data (e.g. research, analysis, translation, review).
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage priorities are essential.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Preferred Experience
  • Experience using macOS and/or iOS software.
  • Experience in software quality assurance and testing.
  • Knowledge of internationalization and localization.
  • Software translation, natural language translation and computational linguistic experience is a plus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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