FamilySearch Historical Records Expert 1 (Spanish Speaking) - Contract
Company: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Posted on: February 19, 2021
FamilySearch is seeking contractor Historical Records Expert 1.We
are looking for an experienced detail-oriented individual with
demonstrated native-level Spanish 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.
We create inspiring experiences that bring joy to all people as
they discover, gather, and connect their family - past, present,
Our Quality Standards: Inspiration, Trust, Kindness, Effectiveness,
All workers at FamilySearch learn to find their ancestors and help
others do the same.
As a Machine Learning Historical Records Expert I 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 Spanish 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use paleography skills to accurately decipher historical documents,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read historical documents by creating hierarchies of relationships
between areas of text, precisely map the layout of historical
documents, curate large amounts of data, review datasets for errors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'll 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 required.
2-3 years relevant or related experience or equivalent
Skills & Abilities
- Native level fluency in Spanish
- Business level fluency in English
- Demonstrated paleography skills to accurately decipher
- 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- Experience working with historical documents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 reprioritization as necessary in a fast paced, constantly
- Comfortable handling a high volume of work on a daily
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office tools including: Word,
PowerPoint, and Excel
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
and currently temple worthy.
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Benefits provided by contracting employer.
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