Data Associate, ADS - Canadian English in Boston, Massachusetts

The IVONA team designs and develops web-based tools for linguistic data collection and analysis,. In our team innovation and core technologies merge to build brand new linguistic features and quality assurance capabilities to continuously improve Amazon’s products.

We are seeking a Data Associate with proficiency in Canadian English to join our data team. This role focuses on speech and language data, primarily in the areas of transcription, text annotation, and general data analysis deliverables. The Data Associate must be capable of:

  • Transcribing and annotating high priority deliverables

  • Contributing toward device interaction deliverables

  • Delivering high quality under aggressive deadlines

  • Translating established guidelines into daily work practices

  • Working autonomously with minimum direction

  • Handling unique data analysis requests from a range of data customers

  • Contributing to process improvements to reduce handling time and improve output

  • Working with audio content (wearing headsets) for a portion of the day

In addition, the DA will need to quickly understand changes to conventions deployed in response to customers’ requests and change workflows accordingly. The DA should be able to contribute to improvements in the software tools by identifying bugs and suggesting enhancements.

The DA must have a passion for data, efficiency, and accuracy as well as show proactive behavior in addressing issues and problems.

· Experience working with speech from English (Canadian dialect)

· Working knowledge of computers

· Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as Linguistics, Communications, or other language or data-related disciplines

· Experience working with speech or language data, including experience with transcription, annotation, and other forms of data markup

· Interest in semantics and related areas

· Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs

· Excellent communication, strong organizational skills and very detail-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

· Ability to keep up with changing project conventions and new projects is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

AMZR Req ID: 569905

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