Applied Scientist, Alexa AI

Job ID: 1603467 | Amazon.com Services LLC

DESCRIPTION

The Alexa Artificial Intelligence (AI) team is looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive Applied Scientist to help build industry-leading Speech and Language technology. Our mission is to push the envelope in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers.

A day in the life
As an Applied Scientist with the Alexa AI team, you will work with talented peers to develop novel algorithms and modeling techniques to advance the state of the art in spoken language understanding.

Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of novel products and services that make use of speech and language technology.

You will leverage Amazon’s heterogeneous data sources and large-scale computing resources to accelerate advances in spoken language understanding.

You will help mentor junior scientists, and create and drive new initiatives.

About the hiring group
The Alexa Artificial Intelligence (AI) team has a mission to push the envelope in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers.

Job responsibilities
As an Applied Scientist with the Alexa AI team, you will work with talented peers to develop novel algorithms and modeling techniques to advance the state of the art in spoken language understanding.

Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of novel products and services that make use of speech and language technology.

You will leverage Amazon’s heterogeneous data sources and large-scale computing resources to accelerate advances in spoken language understanding.

You will help mentor junior scientists, and create and drive new initiatives.


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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· PhD or equivalent Master's Degree plus 4+ years of experience in CS, CE, ML or related field
· 2+ years of experience of building machine learning models for business application
· Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· PhD with specialization in speech recognition, natural language processing, or machine learning
· A track record of thought leadership and contributions that have advanced the field
· Strong publication record
· Strong software development skills
· Expertise in at least one more major programming language (C++, Java, or similar) and at least one scripting language (Python, or similar), and one Deep Learning Framework (MXNet, Tensor Flow, etc.)
· Hands on experience with machine learning methods for language processing and dialog modeling
· Experience working effectively with science, data processing, and software engineering teams
· Excellent written and spoken communication skills.