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Language Data Scientist II



Data Science
Santa Clara, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · United States
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024


The Bedrock AI Data Team in Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for a Language Engineer to collaborate in developing solutions for natural language data collections. This position is an opportunity to apply your expertise in a challenging but supportive environment. We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

The mission of the Bedrock AI Data Team is to engineer the datasets critical to the success of AWS’s Bedrock services. From human evaluations to Responsible AI safeguards to Retrieval-Augmented Generation and beyond, these products make Generative AI enterprise-ready and safe for users, impacting millions of people every day. We are a group of language engineers, linguists, data scientists, data engineers, and program managers, and we partner closely with the science, engineering, and product teams. We are customer obsessed and committed to delivering results with the highest quality and integrity.

As a Language Engineer, you will start by diving deep into a couple of critical projects for Bedrock services to drive these projects forward. You will collaborate with fellow language engineers, program managers, as well as stakeholders in science, engineering, and product teams to understand the role data plays in developing models that meet customer needs. You will analyze, follow, and improve processes for collecting and annotating LLM inputs and outputs, assessing data quality, and automating where appropriate.

You will then expand your scope by using the principles of data-centric AI to understand the role our data plays with regard to model performance specifically, as well as the larger ML pipeline. You will apply state-of-the-art Generative AI techniques to analyze how well our data represents human language and run experiments to gauge downstream interactions. You will work collaboratively with other language engineers and scientists to design and implement principled strategies for data optimization.

Locations include Seattle, WA, USA | Santa Clara, CA, USA | New York City, NY, USA

Key job responsibilities
- Source, validate, and deliver high-quality language artifacts and linguistic data
- Collaborate with stakeholders to design data collection and development efforts
- Oversee the progress and quality of several data collection and annotation projects at a time
- Advocate for strict adherence to data collection guidelines and quality thresholds
- Extend existing data collection, annotation, and quality assurance efforts to support feature and language expansion
- Innovate on data collection methodologies, guidelines, quality metrics to support new requests
- Automate repetitive workflows and improve existing processes

A day in the life
The Bedrock AI Data Team at AWS is responsible for delivering high-quality annotated data and a variety of language artifacts to ensure the best performance of different AWS LLM services. These Generative AI services enable customers to readily add intelligence to their business operations and AI applications to drive positive outcomes.

About the team
AWS Utility Computing (UC) provides product innovations — from foundational services such as Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), to consistently released new product innovations that continue to set AWS’s services and features apart in the industry. As a member of the UC organization, you’ll support the development and management of Compute, Database, Storage, Internet of Things (Iot), Platform, and Productivity Apps services in AWS, including support for customers who require specialized security solutions for their cloud services.

Diverse Experiences
AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why AWS?
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship & Career Growth
We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Work/Life Balance
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

Hybrid Work
We value innovation and recognize this sometimes requires uninterrupted time to focus on a build. We also value in-person collaboration and time spent face-to-face. Our team affords employees options to work in the office every day or in a flexible, hybrid work model near one of our U.S. Amazon offices.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

New York, NY, USA | Santa Clara, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA