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ML Data Linguist, Alexa Language, and Data Opers

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Job Summary


The Alexa Data Services (ADS) organization supports voice synthesis and recognition capabilities for Alexa, the cloud-based service that powers devices like Amazon Echo, Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Dot, and more. The Alexa service is always getting smarter, adding more functionality, every hour, every day. Our team merges innovation and core technologies to build brand-new linguistic features and quality assurance capabilities, continuously improving Amazon's products.

Come build the future with us.

We are seeking a Data Linguist to join Amazon Data Services. This role focuses on speech and language data, primarily in the areas of phonemic transcription, voice quality assurance, and general language expansion deliverables.

Driven by your passion for data, you show proactive behavior in solving issues with efficiency and accuracy. Your organizational skills help you prioritize your projects in an ever-changing environment. Your ability to concentrate and your high attention to detail help you deliver high-quality work.

In this role, you’re comfortable with, and understand, the changes to the conventions deployed in response to internal customers’ requests. You demonstrate the ability to adjust your workflows accordingly, and you prioritize strict compliance with regulatory requirements.

Key job responsibilities

In This Role, You Will

  • Build a thorough understanding of labeling conventions and provide support to global sites.

  • Deliver high-quality data output within deadlines.

  • Work autonomously with minimum direction.

  • Handle unique data analysis requests from a wide range of internal customers.

  • Contribute to process improvements to reduce handling time and improve data output.

  • Dive deep into issues and implement solutions independently.

  • Provide quality expertise to other team members and coaching improvements.

Basic Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree in Linguistics/Computational Linguistics, or equivalent practical experience in data mark-up

  • Extensive experience with a phonemic transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and/or X-SAMPA

  • Native level fluency in English

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Linguistics/Computational Linguistics, or equivalent practical experience in data mark-up

  • Experience with command line tools

  • Competency in one or more non-English world languages (e.g. Japanese, German, Spanish)

  • Experience working with interaction data, including experience with annotation and other forms of data markup

  • Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs

  • Comfortable working with a speech from various dialects and accents

  • Willing to work with audio content (wearing headsets) for a portion of the day

  • Open to virtual or onsite employees for this role

  • Capable of working in strict compliance with internal guidelines

  • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts and learn in-house user-interface tools

  • Strong research skills

  • Willingness to support several projects at one time, and to accept reprioritization as necessary

  • The pay range for this position in Colorado is $20.00 - 24.04(hr); however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on the market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or another legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request accommodation, please visit

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Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.


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