Technical Historical Records Linguist 1 (Scandinavian) Remote in Lehi, UT at Consultnet Careers

Date Posted: 1/23/2023

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Technical Historical Records Linguist 1 (Scandinavian: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian)

12-24 month contract

Salt Lake City, Utah or Remote

We are looking for an experienced detail-oriented individual with demonstrated native-level Scandinavian 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 Technical Historical Records Linguist 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 Italian 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 You'll use paleography skills to accurately decipher historical documents, annotate language data with linguistic information to build natural language processing (NLP) datasets, model the way people naturally read historical documents by creating hierarchies of relationships between areas of text, precisely map the layout of historical documents, curate large amounts of data, review datasets for errors and provide corrections in a timely manner, and other data modeling activities and duties as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 experience

Required Skills:

  • Native level fluency in Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian)

  • Business level fluency in English

  • Linguistic skills to build NLP datasets

  • Paleography ability to accurately decipher the writing on historical documents

  • Passion for data, efficiency, and accuracy

  • Demonstrated paleography skills to accurately decipher historical documents

  • Experience working with historical documents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

  • Comfortable handling a high volume of work daily

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office tools including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts

Bonus Skills:

  • SQL

  • Python

Worthiness Qualifications:

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

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