25.3333, Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Researcher, Amazon.com Inc.

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Subject: 25.3333, Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Researcher, Amazon.com Inc.

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:29:40
From:  Slifka [slifka at amazon.com]
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Researcher, Amazon.com Inc.

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 University or Organization: Amazon.com Inc. 
Job Location: Select State, USA 
Job Title: Data Specialist
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics 


Amazon is seeking a Data Specialist to join our data team. This role 
focuses on speech transcription, text annotation, and general data 
analysis deliverables.  The Data Specialist will become an expert in the 
transcription and annotation processes, assist in the training and 
support of the transcription team, maintain and monitor accuracy and 
throughput standards, and be a key member in developing new 
conventions and forms of markup and annotation. In addition, the Data 
Specialist will be asked to handle unique data analysis requests that 
support the overall processing of a data collection and analysis team.
The Data Specialist must have a passion for data, efficiency, and 

Specifically, the Data Specialist will:
- Transcribe or annotate high priority deliverables
- Provide day-to-day expert support for a large and growing team of 
transcribers and annotators
- Set the standard for efficiency and accuracy among the team
- Assist in troubleshooting and resolving technical and logistical 
issues from the team
- Evaluate changing transcription conventions, test tooling 
developments, and pilot processes to support expansion to new data 
- Continuously evaluate transcription tools and processes and offer 
solutions to ensure they are efficient, high quality, and scalable
- Handle unique data analysis requests from a range of data 

Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
- Excellent proficiency in US English
- Comfortable working with speech from various dialects and accents
- Three or more years experience as a transcriber
- Experience taking a lead role on large, fast-moving projects 
- 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

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience working with speech or language data, including 
experience in phonetics and lexicons
- Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs
- Willing to work in the Boston area

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2014 
Web Address for Applications: http://bit.ly/1tipW8V 
Contact Information
	Email: slifka at amazon.com

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