• Data Scientist, Natural Language Processing (NLP) - Amazon AI

    Company/Location (search) US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 4 days ago(5/21/2018 11:05 AM)
    Job ID
    615545
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Data Scientist, Natural Language Processing (NLP) - Amazon AI

    Are you a driven, data-savvy leader who thinks analytically and believes that everything can be measured and tested? Do you want to be a key member of a science and data engineering team that is building innovative NLP technologies? If your answer is YES, then continue reading because we are looking for YOU!
    Amazon Artificial Intelligence (AI) team is building speech and language solutions to serve the needs of customers around the world. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history. With a broad mandate to experiment and innovate, we are growing at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities.

    We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our science and data engineering team in the area of speech and Natural Language Processing (NLP). In this role, you will lead a range of data analytics efforts, monitor and improve the performance of our Natural Language Understanding (NLU) models.

    As the main person in charge of analysis and insights, your responsibilities will include:
    • Diving deep into data, doing analysis, and discovering patterns/root causes. Generate insights that drive our product.
    • Analyze and evaluate the quality of data used for model training and testing
    • Present proposals and results in a clear manner backed by data and coupled with actionable conclusions to drive business decisions
    • Collaborate with scientists and engineers on data collection and feature design efforts
    • Handle competing requests from a range of data customers
    • Communicate your results to diverse audiences with effective writing and visualizations

    Basic Qualifications

    • MSc or PhD in Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or related quantitative field
    • 3-5 years of experience with various data analysis and visualization tools
    • Experience with unsupervised learning/clustering algorithms
    • Expert in Python, or another scripting language (R, Perl); command line usage, e.g., Bash. Solid experience with SQL
    • Experience with statistical modelling / machine learning techniques
    • Ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relations
    • Understanding of relevant statistical measures such as confidence intervals, significance of error measurements, development and evaluation data sets, etc.
    • Excellent communication, strong organizational skills and attention to detail

    Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP)
    • Experience working with language data
    • Experience with big data tools (Hive, Pig) and familiarity/experience with AWS technology stack (S3, Redshift).
    • High-level knowledge of various machine learning techniques
    • Demonstrable track record dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering results in an agile, dynamic environment
    • Fluency in a foreign language
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