French Linguist (CRX)


Montreal, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 02/22/2021
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  • Company Address: 180 Maiden Lane, Floor 10, New York, New York 10038, US

About Behavox

Behavox is the People Analytics company, using AI to make companies smarter, more secure and more successful.

The company has offices in London, New York, Montreal, and Singapore and employs industry leaders in compliance and regulation, sales and customer success, software and data science.

Behavox software reveals previously undetectable insights to protect reputation and maximise revenue generation by analysing vast amounts of structured and unstructured data.

Job Description

About Behavox

Behavox is shaping the future for how businesses harness their most important raw material - data. Our mission is bold: Organize enterprise data into actionable information that protects and promotes the business growth of multinational companies around the world. From managing enterprise risk and compliance to maximizing revenue and value, our data operating platform presents a widespread opportunity to build multilingual, AI / ML - based solutions that activate data for every function within a global enterprise. 

Our approach is unique, and it’s validated by our customers who tell us to keep forging ahead because no one else is aggregating, analyzing, and acting on data to uncover opportunities or solve problems quite the way we are.

We are looking for fearless innovators who have an insatiable appetite for building what no one has built before.

About the Role

The Data Operations team is responsible for the creation and management of data that is used by our analysts and engineers to deliver cutting edge applications to clients, via the Behavox Data Operating Platform. Our applications use advanced NLP and ML models and are applied to specific contexts that include jargon, misspellings and spoken language. As more customers around the world take advantage of the insights generated by our platform, it is necessary to create localised versions of these applications.

As a Senior Linguist, your mission will be to create and adapt applications into the French language. This requires more than just translation; you will need to apply your linguistic and cultural knowledge and collaborate with other linguists, subject matter experts, engineers and analysts. You will need to research and learn about specific risk scenarios that the applications are tuned to detect. You will need to understand how text and speech is processed into the Behavox platform to ensure applications are able to run effectively and efficiently.

You will be able to see how your work contributes to Behavox applications that are helping to make the corporate and financial world a safer and fairer place. If you enjoy working on challenging tasks and are ready to apply your linguistic and technical skills to cutting edge technologies, then come join us and become a part of our team!

What You'll Do

  • Create French text data to train and test machine learning classifiers
  • Work with data in our dev environment (team implementation of the platform)
  • Generate a domain specific French dataset of emails and chats
  • Build and optimize processes, testing new tools and systems
  • Think critically to solve highly challenging problems

What You'll Bring 

  • 5+ years of experience in linguistics or related area (NLP, localization or written translation in business or financial field, data preparation, comparative studies);
  • Native or near-native speaker of French;
  • Understanding of NLP basics (theory and approaches of applied linguistics - data annotation, statistic and NLP tools);
  • Compliance/HR/Financial background or education is an advantage;
  • Any programming experience (work-related / university course / extra education) is a plus;
  • Multilinguality is a plus.

What We Offer

  • A truly global mission with a passionate community in locations all over the world
  • Huge impact and learning potential as our aspirations require bold innovation
  • Highly competitive compensation with 100% bonus pay already integrated
  • Benefits include fully covered health coverage for employee and family
  • Generous time-off policy and flexible work schedule

About Our Process 

We take Talent very seriously and we are building a community of extraordinary individuals working together in very high performing teams. We also know that the best Talent always has options so we believe that the process has to be a two way assessment - the company AND the candidate assessing the business needs alignment, the career next step alignment, and the cultural alignment. 

During the process we will begin by exploring the core factors regarding salary and location along with core experience and skills and values alignment. We will then deep dive explore the critical technical competencies we have identified for the role, and then we will deep dive in behavioural competencies.

The most aligned candidate will then be asked to do a practical work task simulation activity so we can make sure that you will enjoy the kind of work the role requires, and this task will typically be presented and discussed with a group of colleagues and managers. 

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