• Language Engineer- Amazon AI

    Company/Location (search) US-CA-East Palo Alto
    Posted Date 4 days ago(5/21/2018 11:05 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    We here at AWS are building the speech and language solutions behind several Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history; come join us!

    Amazon is looking for a Language Engineer to join our data engineering team in the area of speech and language data processing. We are seeking a candidate with strong analytical skills and language technology experience to help us measure, analyze and solve complex problems. In this role, you will support a range of data collection efforts, monitor accuracy and throughput standards, and be a key member in new feature development.

    Specifically, the Language Engineer will:
    • Provide day-to-day coordination of data collection efforts, including planning, scheduling, and reporting
    • Measure and analyze accuracy and throughput of annotated data
    • Contribute to the design of new features by extending existing annotation schemas to cover new areas
    • Use modeling tools to bootstrap new functionalities
    • Handle competing requests from a range of data customers
    • Collaborate with other Language Engineers in data collection and feature design efforts

    Basic Qualifications

    • Masters or higher degree in a relevant field
    • 2+ years experience in computational linguistics, language data processing, semantics, or syntax
    • Experience with language annotation and other forms of data markup
    • Experience working with speech and text language data in multiple languages
    • Fluency in an additional language other than English

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working with ontologies, taxonomies, and semantic relation frameworks
    • Experience with statistical language modeling
    • Practical knowledge of version control and agile development
    • Excellent communication, strong organizational skills and very detailed oriented
    • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
    • Willingness to support several projects at one time, and to accept reprioritization as necessary
    • Experience programming in Python, Perl, UNIX shell scripting or another scripting language

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