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Manager, Alexa NLP Job ID 848999 | ADCI - Karnataka

DESCRIPTION At Amazon, we take pride in building complete end-to-end solutions, staring from researching a problem, implementing the solution, building a scalable and reliable service and ensuring the service is there when you need it
The Amazon Alexa team in Bangalore is looking for a Manager for Computational Linguists 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 the Indian English Alexa experience You are a talented leader with proven ability to drive projects and influence people in a distributed environment You have recent experience as a technical team lead, or as a project or product manager in a tech company

As a Manager of the NLP team, you will be driving a cross-disciplinary team built out of subject matter experts supported with engineers and scientists You are expected to have solid knowledge of linguistics, in particular knowledge of semantics/syntax of langs in India or proven track record of achievements in Indic language research, Automatic Speech Recognition or Natural Language Processing

The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, and a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast

Key responsibilities
Lead the day-to-day activities of your distributed team within an Agile/Scrum environment
Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments Report on status, milestones and goals to stakeholders
Prioritize improvements to drive your metrics up, and lead innovation to deliver the biggest wins for our customers
Interface with country and regional stakeholders
Hire the strongest candidates to grow the team effectively Continuously develop all your direct reports, assigning work and giving feedback to help them reach their potential

Your team of Computational Linguists is responsible for
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 Computational Linguists and Data Linguist teams in data collection and development efforts

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS BS/MS in Computer Science/Computational linguistics or related technical discipline
5 years of industry experience
2 years of experience in people management (development/research/linguist teams)
Programming in C, C , Java and/or Python/Perl in Linux environments
Experience working with speech and text language data in multiple Indic languages (Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam)
Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and opinions
Knowledge of best practices for software construction, planning, operations, and management
Experience with language annotation and other forms of data markup

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Expertise in building ontologies, taxonomies, and semantic relation frameworks
Experience in writing grammars and building FSTs, Experience with statistical language modeling
Machine Learning
NLP
Personal interest in language or speech technologies
Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices
Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
Experience in developing low-level solutions and understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Job details

Bangalore, India

Alexa AI

Research Science

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Consumer Durables/FMCG, Warehousing
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Software Engineer
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 06th Jun 2020

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