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Language Engineer

Job in Seattle - King County - WA Washington - USA , 98127
Company: Amazon Corporate LLC
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-03-24
Job specializations:
  • Language/Bilingual
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Interested in Alexa? Come work on it. We're building the speech and language solutions behind Alexa Communications. Alexa Communications is reinventing the way customers enjoy and connect to one another in a genuine and meaningful way. We are building products that make it easy, even effortless, for customers to connect with loved ones-no matter what device or platform they want to start that conversation on. We're working hard, having fun, and making history; come join us!

Alexa Communications (connecting friends and family) is looking for a Language Engineer to join our Language Understanding Experience 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 are responsible for the design and delivery of Language Understanding using your linguistic, voice user interface (VUI) design, and data analysis skills to understand what a customer meant. You are a key member in new feature development while proactively improving existing experiences. You work closely with other Language Engineers, Product Managers, Scientists and Engineers to deliver magical experiences that customers love.

Specifically, the Language Engineer will:
* Contribute to the design of new features by creating or extending annotation schemas to cover new areas,
* Design the natural language processing components of new Alexa experiences and features by authoring, reviewing and debugging grammars and finite state transducers,
* Advocate strict adherence to annotation guidelines,
* Test and deploy changes to Alexa's language understanding codebase,
* Identify and solve production issues that are impacting the Alexa customer experience,
* Handle competing requests from a range of data customers,
* Collaborate with other linguists, scientists and designers in creating optimal solutions to elevate the customer experience,
* Own the customer-facing machine learning and deterministic models for a specific domain of features, and
* Use modeling tools to bootstrap and test new functionalitiesBasic Qualifications
* Master's or higher degree in Linguistics or 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
* Experience with ontologies and other semantic meaning representation schemas
* Experience in Perl, Python or another scripting language
* Native or near-native fluency in English

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Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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