Job: native Portuguese linguist (Acapela, Mons)

The candidate is a native Portuguese speaker with a training in linguistics and phonetics. He/she will be part of a team that designs, develops, tests, and deploys Text-To-Speech technologies supporting a range of products and services in a large portfolio of languages. With other members of the team, he/she will participate in the development of a new Portuguese voice that will help a large number of people around the world.

Job description

• Assist computer scientists in the development of a new Portuguese voice

• Assist computer scientists in the validation of the current Portuguese Text-to-Speech system

• Checking audio recordings versus text script (word mistakes, erroneous pronunciations…)

• Validate phonetic lexicons

• Phonetic validation of audio recordings

• Native Portuguese speaker

• Fluent in English or French to communicate with the team

• Curiosity about phonetics and languages

• Working knowledge of Windows or Linux

• Team player with good interpersonal skills


9 months


In Mons (Belgium), possibility to work partly from home

Type of contract

Fixed-term contract as an employee of Acapela (or consultancy if preferred)

Start date

 As soon as possible


Vincent Pagel 

Acapela Group R&D and Linguistic Resources Manager

Address: blvd Dolez, 33 B7000 MONS

About Acapela Group

Acapela Group brings together talented people from very different backgrounds and areas of expertise, resulting in a rich cultural and multilingual environment. We work on voices and languages, we look at the whole world and all application fields to help us create authentic and genuine voices that change or simplify people’s daily lives.