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Software Development Manager - Machine Translation Modeling

Software Development Manager - Machine Translation Modeling

Job ID 
613749
Location 
US-PA-Pittsburgh
Posted Date 
3/30/2018
Company 
Amazon.com Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

The Machine Translation Model building team is responsible for building, training, and deploying high-quality automated language translation systems for use across Amazon. In addition to building MT systems, the Machine Translation model building team drives research and development to improve the quality and performance of MT systems, and works with teams within Amazon to leverage machine translation to best fit their use cases.

We are looking for a passionate and talented language technologies engineering manager with background in Machine Translation (MT) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), to help us scale our industry-leading MT and NLP technology.

Our mission is to enable superior experience for all of Amazon’s customers in their native languages by developing and deploying state-of-the art technology and applications in Machine Translation (MT), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML).
As the manager of our MT system development team, you will lead the team responsible for developing, deploying, maintaining and supporting our platform fleet of Machine Translation systems that serve our various Amazon teams and clients. Your work will directly impact millions of our customers in the form of products and services that make use of our MT and NLP technology. You will gain hands on experience with Amazon’s heterogeneous speech, text, and structured data sources, and large-scale computing resources to accelerate advances in MT and NLP.
Major Responsibilities:

  • Own and oversee the overall system development life cycle of our fleet of Machine Translation systems

  • Manage and execute MT development and implementation project plans and delivery commitments to our customers

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the team of MT localization engineers

  • Supervise design and architecture decisions by the team and ensure that these meet the goals and vision of the organization

  • Manage team resources, and lead hiring, mentoring, and maintaining a best-of-class data science and engineering team

  • Report on status of system development, delivery of implementation projects, quality, operations, and other performance metrics to management

  • Coordinate and support the integration and testing of MT technology improvements developed by the Amazon MT research team.

Basic Qualifications


  • BS in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Language Technologies, Linguistics, or in another data science or engineering field.

  • 3+ years of experience in managing a science or engineering team within an enterprise or research setting (direct or indirect management)

  • Experience working on data-intensive Natural Language Processing technology systems or similar systems.

  • Strong implementation skills in Java (or other high-level programming language) as well as Python or similar scripting languages.

  • Exceptional analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

  • Strong written and spoken communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Language Technologies, Linguistics, or in another data engineering field.

  • Experience working on multilingual NLP problems, such as machine translation.

  • Experience in complex software system development project management and delivery of such projects under strict deadlines

  • Formal or informal knowledge in linguistics and/or foreign languages

  • Experience/ familiarity with general machine learning algorithms.

  • Experience in development of large-scale NLP systems in a large industrial or government environment

  • Solid software development experience