Data Associate – Spanish

Berlin
March 27, 2018

Job Description

Amazon Devices is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Data Associate to join our Kindle Data Team.

This role focuses on Spanish language data, primarily in the areas of transcription, text annotation, and general data analysis deliverables. The Associate must be capable of:

  • Transcribing and annotating high priority deliverables
  • Delivering high quality work under aggressive deadlines
  • Translating established guidelines into daily work practices
  • Working autonomously with minimal direction
  • Handling unique data analysis requests from a range of data customers
  • Contributing to process improvements to reduce handling time and improve output

In addition, the Data Associate will need to quickly understand changes to conventions deployed in response to customers’ requests and change workflows accordingly. The Associate should be able to contribute to improvements in the software tools by identifying bugs and suggesting enhancements.

The Data Associate must have a passion for data, efficiency, and accuracy. The ideal candidate also:

  • Shows proactive behavior in addressing issues and problems
  • Possesses excellent communication and organizational skills, and is very detailed-oriented
  • Is comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
  • Demonstrates willingness to support several projects at one time, and to accept re-prioritization as necessary
  • Adapts quickly to keep up with changing project conventions and new projects

 

Necessary qualifications

  • Experience using English in a professional setting
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish
  • Able to work with audio content (wearing headsets) for a portion of the day
  • Working knowledge of computers

 

Desirable qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; a degree working with language, linguistics preferred
  • Experience working as a transcriber or annotator
  • Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs
  • One or more years experience working with language data, including experience with annotation and other forms of data markup
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