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Language Data Engineer (Alexa Machine Learning)

Language Data Engineer (Alexa Machine Learning)

Job ID 
551054
Location 
US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 
11/17/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

Are you a data engineer that loves languages and language data? Come join the Applied Modeling and Data Science team in Cambridge. As a Language Data Engineer, you will be responsible for sourcing data in multiple languages. You will create platforms to source, tokenize, and query large datasets. You will implement creative and scalable solutions that turn noisy language data into readable formats, without compromise to the integrity of the language. You will set standards for formats and uncover data attributes that will enhance the ontologies that power spoken language understanding systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • Passion and proven experience working with data in multiple languages, either academic or professional.
  • Experience turning noisy language data into consumable entities and formats.
  • Experience with a multitude of different character sets and encodings.
  • Experience managing large data sets.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of software product development experience
  • Experience designing, developing, and operating software.
  • Experience with SQL, Python, Javascript, AWS.
  • Experience in coding practices including peer code reviews and unit testing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comfortable working with text in multiple languages.
  • Knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.


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