LINGUIST List 32.3040

Tue Sep 28 2021

Jobs: Japanese; Computational Linguistics: Japanese Language Engineer, Amazon

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 28-Sep-2021
From: Yuki Preston <>
Subject: Japanese; Computational Linguistics: Japanese Language Engineer, Amazon, Cambridge, MA, USA
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University or Organization: Amazon
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Job Title: Japanese Language Engineer

Job Rank: Language Engineer; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


Interested in Alexa? Amazon is seeking a Language Engineer with strong analytical skills and language technology experience to help us develop language components for a variety of Alexa products.

We are looking someone to join our Japanese team with experience in linguistic annotation, ontologies, taxonomies and/or semantic schemas. In this role, you will be a key member in new feature development and identify and solve issues directly affecting the customer experience by becoming an expert in annotation schemas and natural language understanding.

As a Language Engineer at Amazon, you will:
- 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 Linguists teams in data collection and development efforts

Please submit your resume via the application link below by clicking "Apply Now".

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2022 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Yuki Preston

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