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Nathan Glenn

Natural Language Processing (nlp) Engineer

Works remotely from Dusseldorf

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  • Suggested rate £559 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 1 hour
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Part-time, 4 days per week

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Location and workplace preferences

Dusseldorf, NW, Germany
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


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  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • Japanese


  • German



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Nathan in a few words

Greetings! I'm Nathan. I'm a freelance software engineer with over 10 years of experience specializing in backend development and natural language processing. I'm familiar with a wide range of computer technologies as well as human languages. If you'd like a free consultation on NLP or general engineering work, please don't hesitate to contact me.
You can also find me on GitHub, LinkedIn, or my personal website.

Familiar Technologies:
Java, Spring Boot
Python, Flask
Apache Kafka
React/React Native
Google Cloud
Machine Learning
Language/Speech Processing

These are only some of the technologies I've used in the past. If you don't see a technology you need me for, feel free to ask anyway! I'm always looking to learn more and add more to my toolkit.

Familiar Human Languages:
English (native)
Japanese (fluent)
German (B2)
Mandarin Chinese



Software Engineer: NLP Consultant  - As a freelancer


March 2022 - Today (8 months)

Applying NLP to build next-gen language-learning experiences for English, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Thai, Arabic and more.


Auction Strategy: Java Engineering Responsibility Lead

December 2016 - March 2022 (5 years and 3 months)

Development of core services for optimizing search results, including the price placement auction and the hotel ranking. Production-ready implementation of auction mechanisms and machine learning algorithms. Development of tools for visualization of business decisions and service QA. Cross-department coordination and general team leadership responsibilities.


Language Processing Engineer

Osaka, Japan

April 2015 - October 2016 (1 year and 6 months)

Development of an NLU system for multiple locales, including contracting and managing corpus and domain dictionary work. Development of a web app for managing client linguistic resources. Turkish-Japanese translation system, including construction of corpora and custom morphological processors. Development of utilities for machine translation such as for word segmentation, corpus cleansing, and perplexity filtering. Updating, testing and automating legacy code.


Perl and web programming consultant  - As a freelancer

Provo, UT 84602, USA

January 2013 - February 2014 (1 year and 1 month)

Design and implementation of several text converters related to the Internationalization Tag Set, as part of the EUC-funded MultilingualWeb-LT project. Work on testing and distributing legacy applications for converting between various termbase formats (TBX, MRC, OLIF, etc.). Design and implementation of Min dialect of TBX. Administration of web resources for providing conversion services.

Pedagogical Software and Speech Technology Group

Research assistant and programmer

January 2010 - December 2012 (2 years and 11 months)

Research and development of computerized language fluency tests.

BYU NL-Soar Research Group

Research Assistant and Programmer

Provo, UT 84602, USA

January 2010 - December 2012 (2 years and 11 months)

Development of natural language processing module within a cognitive modeling system, Soar. Syntactic/semantic disambiguation. Creation of a Japanese syntactic parser.

Research Technology Group

Student Asistant

Provo, UT 84602, USA

June 2007 - December 2012 (5 years and 6 months)

Preparation of texts for publishing in WordCruncher format. QA and XML dialect conversion via Perl.

Soar Technology


January 2012 - January 2012

Created a system to perform speech recognition and create a semantic representation of the utterance in order to control a robot. Worked on a discourse processing system using Soar.

Center for Language and Speech Processing

Research Assistant

Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

June 2011 - August 2011 (2 months)

NSF funded research investigating the use of a perceptron trained on synthetic confusions for discriminative language models in speech recognition and machine translation. Experimentation and feature exploration for automatically weighting generative and discriminative model scores.