• Applied Scientist - Alexa Machine Learning Platform

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 12 months ago(5/30/2017 4:52 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Research Science
  • Job Description

    Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based intelligent agent that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our team is creating the science and technology behind Alexa. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history. Come join our team! You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of a cutting edge product used every day by people you know.

    We’re looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive scientist to help build industry-leading conversational technologies that customers love. Our mission is to push the envelope in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Machine Learning (ML), Dialog Management and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers.
As an Applied Artificial Intelligence Scientist, you will work with talented peers to develop novel algorithms and modeling techniques to advance the state of the art in spoken language understanding and dialog systems. You will leverage Amazon’s heterogeneous data sources and large-scale computing resources to accelerate advances in artificial intelligence. You will collaborate with other scientists and work in a fast paced team environment.Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of novel products and services that make use of speech and language technology.

    Basic Qualifications

    • MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, or Mathematics with relevant work experience
    • 3+ years of experience with artificial intelligence or machine learning techniques
    • 3+ years of experience with OO programming languages, such as C/C++, Java, Perl or Python

    Preferred Qualifications

    • PhD with specialization in speech recognition, natural language processing, or machine learning with at least 3 years of related work experience
    • Strong publication record
    • Strong software development skills
    • Experience working effectively with science, data processing, and software engineering teams
    • Proven track record of innovation in creating novel algorithms and advancing the state of the art
    • Entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong architectural and problem solving skills
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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