Spanish NLP Localization Engineer – Watson Orders

IBM

New York, NY, USA

Full-time

Engineering

Sep 10

Introduction

Watson Orders is an IBM Silicon Valley based technology group working on a world-class conversational AI system that can communicate in multiple languages. Our mission is to deliver advanced solutions that address real-world needs in the quick service restaurant industry. We use state-of-the-art Machine Learning and related technologies to deliver a product that will help serve tens of millions of customers per day.


Your Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for a skilled Spanish NLP Localization Engineer to help adapt our cutting-edge Conversational AI system to support the Spanish language. Our team uses linguistic expertise, software engineering skills, and data-driven approaches to solve complex Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Dialog Management, and Natural Language Generation (NLG) problems.Responsibilities:

  • Partner with computational linguists, machine learning experts, and domain experts to adapt our Conversational AI to support Spanish.
  • Drive best design practices and decision-making around transforming our Conversational AI into a platform that supports multiple languages.
  • Contribute to improving our conversational simulator to generate naturalistic Spanish training data for ML-based Natural Language Understanding.
  • Translate our Conversational AI’s dialog response templates into Spanish.
  • Write code in Python to manage dialog flow and apply voice actions in context.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Fluent or native proficiency in Spanish
  • 2+ years of professional experience in software engineering
  • 1+ years of professional experience in Python
  • 1+ years of professional experience with Git
  • History of fostering a positive and collaborative environment
  • A demonstrated interest in acquiring new skills


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Professional experience with conversational AI (chatbots, virtual assistants, etc.)
  • Graduate degree (MA/MS, PhD) in Computer Science, Linguistics, or related field
  • Professional experience with Linux

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