Overview

Alexa is the groundbreaking, cloud-based intelligent agent that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Alexa Data Service (ADS) is building the science and technology team to contribute to providing high quality labelled data. ADS’s mission as a provider of high-quality labeled data at high-speed and low-cost for Machine Learning technologies that enable Alexa’s expansion across Devices, Countries, Languages, and Domains is: To help Alexa AI Invent foundational machine learning technologies for anyone to build intelligent conversational interfaces for any device, application, language, and environment. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history. Come join our team!

As a Research Scientist With The Alexa Team, You Will

We’re looking for a passionate and talented Research Scientist to help make data-driven improvements to our Natural Language Processing (NLP), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), and dialogue models and algorithms in order to ensure that the labeled data that ADS produces leads to the best possible models that in turn provide the best-possible experience for our customers.
Work with large amounts of real-world conversational data
Ensure data quality throughout all stages of acquisition and processing, including data collection, ground truth generation, normalization, and transformation
Clean, analyze, and select data to achieve goals
Build and release models that elevate the customer experience and track impact over time
Collaborate with colleagues from science, engineering and business backgrounds
Present proposals and results in a clear manner backed by data and coupled with actionable conclusions

Company:

Amazon

Qualifications:

Master’s or PhD in a relevant field (Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, NLP, or a related field)
3+ years’ experience with various data analysis and visualization tools
3+ years experience with various machine learning/statistical modeling techniques and parameters that affect their performance.
3+ years experience with Python, Perl, or another scripting language
Experience diving into data to discover hidden patterns and conducting error analysis
Experience developing experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, and the ability to accurately determine cause and effect relationships
Understanding of relevant statistical measures such as confidence intervals, significance of error measurements, development and evaluation data sets, etc.

Educational level:

Master Degree

Level of experience (years):

Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying

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About Amazon

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