Amazon is looking for a Language Engineer to join our Natural Language Processing (NLP) team. We are seeking a candidate with strong analytical skills and language technology experience to help us develop language components for a variety of Kindle products.
As a Language Engineer at Amazon, you will: - Create sample language data for the target language - Develop NLP components: write rules, build grammars/FSTs, create annotation systems or mappings for the target language - Contribute to the design of new features by extending existing annotation schemas to cover new areas in the target language - Use modeling tools to bootstrap and test new functionalities - Analyze system performance and identify areas for improvement - Collaborate with other Language Engineers and Data Associate teams in data collection and development efforts
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
- Bachelor’s or higher degree in a relevant field (linguistics or language) - 2+ years experience in computational linguistics, language data processing, semantics, or syntax - Experience with language annotation and other forms of data markup - Experience working with speech and text language data in multiple languages - Experience with database queries and data analysis processes (SQL, R, Matlab, etc.), and Unix - Experience programming in Perl, Python, or another scripting language
- Expertise in building ontologies, taxonomies, and semantic relation frameworks - Experience in writing grammars and building FSTs - Experience with statistical language modeling - Practical knowledge of version control and agile development - 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