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German Linguistic Conventions Specialist

German Linguistic Conventions Specialist

Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH
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Job Description

The Speech and Language Service group in Amazon has an opening for a German Data Conventions Specialist, who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and has a strong background in linguistics and training. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining the conventions across different DE workflows. You will work closely with Subject Matter Experts to maintain consistency at a global scale. The requirements will be driven by a wide range of stakeholders and internal customers. The German Data Conventions Specialist will monitor the alignment of conventions across DE workflows, and support the German team to maintain high accuracy and throughput standards. You will be a key member in developing new conventions, convention standards and knowledge management across the German team. In addition, you will be asked to handle unique data analysis requests that support the overall processing of a data collection and analysis team. Specifically, the German Data Conventions Specialist will:
  • Provide expert support for a growing number of conventions regarding language data processing and analysis
  • Collaborate with Language Engineers, Data Specialists, Subject Matter Experts and other stakeholders located in geographically diverse locations to develop guidelines and maintain consistency across workflows
  • Identify site and/or language specific knowledge gaps through observations, focus groups, quality checks, and data analyses, and propose specific training topics based on findings
  • Partner with the Global Conventions Manager, internal costumers and stakeholders, as well as Subject Matter Experts to:
  • standardize conventions across languages and workflows to improve cross training and cross site resource flexibility, and
  • define, plan and implement improvement plans and standards with respect to corresponding knowledge resources to ensure they are high quality, and scalable
  • Provide day-to-day expert support for a large and growing team of German-language analysts from different workflows
  • Handle unique data analysis and high priority requests from a range of data customers
  • Set the standard for efficiency and accuracy for data analyses among the team

Notwendige Qualifikationen

  • Native-level proficiency in German
  • Bachelor’s degree in linguistics or other relevant field, with coursework in German linguistics
  • Excellent proficiency in English, both spoken and written
  • Familiarity with speech from various German dialects and accents
  • Three or more years experience working with language data
  • Experience in a training and/or quality assurance role
  • Experience taking a lead role on large, fast-moving projects
  • 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

Wünschenswerte Qualifikationen

  • Master's or PhD in linguistics or other relevant field
  • Experience working with speech or language data, including experience with annotation and other forms of data markup
  • Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs
  • Familiarity with standardizing guidelines
  • Experience working with a globally-distributed management organization