Job added in hotlist
Applied job
Contract job
Recruiter job
Employer job
Expanded search
Apply online not available
View more jobs in Cambridge, MA
View more jobs in Massachusetts

Job Details

Research Scientist - Cambridge MA Machine Learning and Speech - Echo

Company name, Inc.

Cambridge, MA

Apply for this job

5 hit(s)  


Job DescriptionDo you want to work on Alexa, the brains behind user-delighting spoken-language products that Amazon is building, like the Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash, and Fire TV? The Entity Resolution (ER) team works on one of the core server-side components for Alexa\u2019s Natural Language Understanding (NLU) module, which provides additional context and information about the user\u2019s question to Alexa. Fundamentally, ER is a search problem, and we use a variety of techniques to try to optimize this search process to be as fast and accurate as possible for spoken language. We are still a long way away from perfecting it, and are looking for passionate, talented, and inventive Research Scientists that are interested in building something that will make a difference in millions of users' daily lives. Successful scientists and developers on our team come from a variety of backgrounds but all share an obsession with quality, an interest in scalable system design, and an urge to dive deep into complex R&D problems. As a Research Scientist in our team, you will be responsible for data-driven improvements to our NLU and ER models. Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of products and services that make use of speech and language technology. You will:

Ensure data quality throughout all stages of acquisition and processing, including such areas as data sourcing/collection, ground truth generation, normalization, transformation, cross-lingual alignment/mapping, etc.
Clean, analyze and select data to achieve goals
Build and release models that elevate the customer experience and track impact over time
Collaborate with colleagues from science, engineering and business backgrounds.
Present proposals and results in a clear manner backed by data and coupled with actionable conclusions
Work with engineers to develop efficient data querying infrastructure for both offline and online use cases

Basic Qualifications

Master\u2019s or PhD in a relevant field
5 years experience with various data analysis and visualization tools
Experience in Perl, Python, or another scripting language; command line usage
Experience with various machine learning techniques and parameters that affect their performance

Preferred Qualifications

Track record of diving into data to discover hidden patterns and of conducting error/deviation analysis
Ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relations
Understanding of relevant statistical measures such as confidence intervals, significance of error measurements, development and evaluation data sets, etc.
The motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment
Experience with statistical modelling / machine learning
Strong attention to detail
Exceptional level of organization
Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
Ability to think creatively and solve problems
Fluency in a foreign language
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer \u2013 Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

Company info, Inc.
Website :

Company Profile
Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.

Similar Jobs:
Research Data Scientist
location Cambridge, MA
Job DescriptionInterested in Amazon Echo? We\u2019re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. Come join us! As a Data Scientist in our Applied Modeling team, you will b...
Research Scientist
location Cambridge, MA
Job DescriptionAlexa is the groundbreaking, cloud-based intelligent agent that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. The Alexa Music team is building the science and technology behind Alexa. Come join us! Our g...
Senior Data Scientist
location Waltham, MA
Job SummaryNetApp OnCommand Insight (OCI) is looking for a Data Scientist with deep knowledge of Machine Learning (ML) and statistical algorithms and techniques to join the team that helps the largest enterprises and organizations...
I was facing the seven-year itch at my previous workplace. Thanks to EmploymentCrossing, I'm committed to a fantastic sales job in downtown Manhattan.
Joseph L - New York, NY
  • All we do is research jobs.
  • Our team of researchers, programmers, and analysts find you jobs from over 1,000 career pages and other sources
  • Our members get more interviews and jobs than people who use "public job boards"
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
ScientistCrossing - #1 Job Aggregation and Private Job-Opening Research Service — The Most Quality Jobs Anywhere
ScientistCrossing is the first job consolidation service in the employment industry to seek to include every job that exists in the world.
Copyright © 2018 ScientistCrossing - All rights reserved. 168