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Technical Historical Records Linguist 1 (French) Remote

Company: ConsultNet
Location: Lehi
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Technical Historical Records Linguist 1 (French) Remote
Salt Lake City, Utah or Remote
12-24 month contract

We are looking for an experienced detail-oriented individual with demonstrated native-level French language expertise, and deep knowledge of historical genealogical documents to help us build high-quality training data for machine learning systems. This person's work will help make billions of records available in FamilySearch's automation and machine learning platform.


  • As a Machine Learning Historical Records Expert in the Records Product Group at FamilySearch you will be exercising your demonstrated expertise in paleography, linguistics, technology, and historical records to build machine learning training datasets for historical genealogical documents in the French language.
  • You'll use paleography skills to accurately decipher historical documents, annotate language data with linguistic information to build natural language processing (NLP) datasets, model the way people naturally read historical documents by creating hierarchies of relationships between areas of text, precisely map the layout of historical documents, curate large amounts of data, review datasets for errors and provide corrections in a timely manner, and other data modeling activities and duties as assigned.
  • You will enable FamilySearch's automation efforts by meeting aggressive deadlines and accomplishing work assignments with consistently high output, quality, and accuracy.


    • BA/BS Linguistics, Family History, or other bachelor's degree with related or equivalent experience require.


      • 2 years relevant or related experience or equivalent experience

        Required Skills:

        • Native-level French language ability
        • Business level fluency in English
        • Demonstrated paleography skills to accurately decipher historical documents.
        • Demonstrated linguistic skills to build NLP datasets.
        • Experience working with historical documents.
        • Strong technical and analytical aptitude with a passion for data, efficiency, and accuracy
        • Independent worker who is self-motivated, dependable, detail oriented, responsible, self-disciplined, and a team player with a record of timely delivery of requests
        • Willingness to support several projects at one time, and to accept re-prioritization as necessary in a fast paced, constantly evolving environment.
        • Comfortable handling a high volume of work daily
        • High proficiency in Microsoft Office tools including: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
        • Ability to quickly grasp technical concept.

          Bonus Skills:

          • SQL
          • Python

            Worthiness Qualifications:
            Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

            Be a part of the ConsultNet difference. As a leading national provider of IT staffing and solutions, ConsultNet delivers exceptional services to startup, midmarket and Fortune 1000 companies across North America. Since 1996, we've partnered with clients to create rewarding opportunities for our consultants, successfully building teams that have surefire results.
            In the past two years alone, we have placed more than 1,500 consultants in contract, contract-to-hire, or direct placement opportunities. We understand communication is key to finding the right job that matches your skills and career goals. For us, it's not just the work that we do; it's how we do the work. Our breadth of offerings extends to multiple IT positions in major markets throughout the country, see more at - www.consultnet.com

Keywords: ConsultNet, Lehi , Technical Historical Records Linguist 1 (French) Remote, IT / Software / Systems , Lehi, Utah

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