• Language Engineer, Alexa AI

    Company/Location (search) IT-Turin
    Posted Date 5 months ago(6/27/2018 6:15 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Interested in Amazon Alexa? Come work on it. We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history; come join us!

    Amazon is looking for a Spanish and Italian Language Engineers to join our Alexa Natural Language Processing (NLP) team. We are seeking a candidate with strong analytical skills and language technology experience.

    As a Spanish or Italian Language Engineer at Amazon, you will:
    - Create sample language data for the target language (Spanish or Italian)
    - Develop NLP components: write rules, build grammars/FSTs, create annotation systems or mappings for the target language
    - Contribute to the design of new features by extending existing annotation schemas to cover new areas in the target language
    - Use modeling tools to bootstrap and test new functionalities
    - Analyze system performance and identify areas for improvement
    - Collaborate with other Language Engineers and Data Associate teams in data collection and development efforts

    Basic Qualifications

    - Bachelor’s or higher degree in a relevant field (linguistics or language)
    - 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
    - Native or near-native fluency in Spanish or Italian

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Experience with database queries and data analysis processes (SQL, R, Matlab, etc.), and Unix
    - Experience programming in Perl, Python, or another scripting language
    - Expertise in building ontologies, taxonomies, and semantic relation frameworks
    - Experience in writing grammars and building FSTs
    - 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

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

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