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Primary Location

Home Office - Spain

Description and Requirements

TELUS International is looking for an experienced Malay Linguist with a specialty in phonetics to join a highly dedicated team in Barcelona, Spain. In this position, you will be developing voice recognition software. A successful candidate will be able to analyze large amounts of linguistic data, report findings in a clear and concise manner, and use those findings to make recommendations for future work. To succeed in this role, you should be self-directed and have experience working on diverse, cross-functional teams.


  • Native-level proficiency for locale ms_MY.
  • B.S. in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Phonetics, Computational Linguistics or professional experience in related field.
  • Linguistic Background
    • Excellent knowledge of structural aspects of the language, in particular phonology and phonetics.
    • Solid understanding of conventional phonetic notation such as IPA, SAMPA or CMU.
    • Ability to phonetically transcribe speech audio accurately, classify speech sounds by their linguistic features, and accurately describe the phonotactics of their language.
    • Familiarity working directly with the speech signal (e.g. via spectrograms) is a plus.
  • Technical experience
    • Comfortable with Mac/Linux tools such as Bash and Grep.
    • Able to run and debug scripts written in Python. 
    • Able to read and write regular expressions. 
    • Experience using version control software (e.g. Git). 
    • Strong programming skills and a background in Machine Learning are a plus.
  • Good organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent English skills, other language skills are a plus.
  • Experience working successfully on diverse, cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage priorities.

  • Attractive salary
  • Permanent, full-time contract with TELUS International
  • Great office at a top location
  • Career development opportunities
  • Flexible office hours
  • No overtime or weekend work
  • Continuous support and learning

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*Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

TELUS International values people diversity and grants equal opportunity regardless of age, civil status, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion and political beliefs, sex or sexual orientation.


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Additional Job Description

TELUS International is looking for a speech focused Malay Computational Linguist to join our team in Spain!