AI Projects Specialist


 110k - 140k
 United States  (New York)
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As a trusted global transformation partner, Welocalize accelerates the global business journey by enabling brands and companies to reach, engage, and grow international audiences. Welocalize delivers multilingual content transformation services in translation, localization, and adaptation for over 250 languages with a growing network of over 400,000 in-country linguistic resources. Driving innovation in language services, Welocalize delivers high-quality training data transformation solutions for NLP-enabled machine learning by blending technology and human intelligence to collect, annotate, and evaluate all content types. Our team works across locations in North America, Europe, and Asia serving our global clients in the markets that matter to them.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Welocalize’s fastest-growing service line is AI Data Services. We are partnering with clients across diverse industries to help them create, collect, annotate, or QA their training data to optimize their AI and machine learning applications. Our AI Data Services encompass a wide range of solutions, including data generation, labeling, validation, and augmentation, enabling our clients to build, deploy, and improve their AI models effectively. By leveraging our expertise in natural language processing, computer vision, and other AI-related technologies, we empower clients to harness the full potential of AI and drive significant business growth.

Main Purpose

    • The purpose of this AI Projects Specialist role is to deliver high-quality AI data services to our clients, empowering them to harness the full potential of AI and NLP technologies in their operations. Your expertise in project management will enable our engineering and NLP teams to develop and execute innovative solutions, contributing to both client satisfaction and our company's competitive edge. By optimizing workflows and driving continuous improvement, you will play a crucial role in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our service delivery. Your impact will be reflected in successfully implementing AI technologies across various industries, ultimately driving business growth and establishing our company as a leading provider of AI data services.
    • We expect this role to leverage applied experience and knowledge in developing AI models as context to engage and collaborate with customers. In Welocalize AI, projects are consultative engagements that help our customers launch, improve or maintain their ML models. 
    • These projects might include:
    • Collecting training data and/or testing data for language models for deployment in multilingual conversational AI, search relevance, or other implementations.
    • Data Annotation/Labeling to improve discovery/search results, model accuracy for sentiment analysis, sensitive content detection, named entities.
    • Data validation and classification.
    • NLP Consulting.


    • Collaborate with customers to understand their end goals, help to define data and linguistic specifications, and acceptance protocols to enable scoping of incoming AI projects.
    • Manage the development and enhancement of AI enablement tools and NLP applications, as well as the creation of internal project specifications, linguistic guidelines, workflow instructions, and training content.
    • Collaborate with quality team to design and implement quality evaluation protocols, data spec compliance tools, and defect management strategies.
    • Make fit-for-purpose work surface recommendations and work with internal product owners to advocate for features necessary to accomplish project goals.
    • Develop and maintain project plans, schedules, and budgets, while proactively identifying risks and implementing mitigation strategies.
    • Communicate project progress, address concerns or issues, and build strong relationships with clients.
    • Manage the end-to-end project lifecycle, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to quality thresholds.
    • Coordinate with internal quality leads, AI deployment engineers, linguists, and recruiters to ensure seamless project execution.
    • Stay current with the latest trends and advancements in AI and NLP, proactively exploring new technologies and methodologies to enhance our services.


    • 3-5 years of experience in technical or consulting roles, such as product management, engineering, or business analysis.
    • Bachelor's degree in Computational Linguistics or an analytics-heavy field (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Statistics) or equivalent work experience.
    • Proven track record in developing, deploying, and maintaining NLP models, with a strong understanding of NLP concepts and techniques.
    • Hands-on experience in ML lifecycle applications, data management, data wrangling, and quality assurance for linguistic data.
    • Proficiency in at least one scripting language, preferably Python.
    • Experience with Jupyter or common data processing libraries (e.g., Pandas) is a plus.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage complex, cross-functional projects, influence customers, stakeholders, and collaborators, and communicate complex concepts effectively to non-technical audiences.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a focus on managing client relationships.
    • Passion for AI and ML technologies, with a history of exploring new concepts and techniques.
    • Experience working in a private equity-backed organization is a plus.
List of Benefits:
- Medical Insurance
- Telemedicine Benefit
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- FSA and HSA
- Life and Disability Insurance
- Vacation Time: 15 days per year (increases with years of service)
- Sick Time: 6 days per year
- Paid Holidays: 8 days per year
- Employee Assistance Program
- 401 (k) Retirement Plan
- Paid Maternity Leave
- Paid Adoption Leave
Welocalize carefully considers a wide range of compensation variables including geographic location, job scope and complexity, skill level, experience, or industry-specific knowledge.  Compensation will be mutually agreed upon at offer and may be above the posted range due to compensation variables.
Salary Range: $110K - $140K
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