Program Coordinator

February 14, 2018

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Amazon is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Program Coordinator to join our growing feature expansion team. The ideal candidate will be flexible, detail-oriented, and have excellent interpersonal skills. This position requires the ability to work with minimal direction, the capacity to move quickly and be flexible while delivering high-quality results. Having an eye for process improvement is critical as we will look to the Program Coordinator for input on how to evolve our current processes.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the specific data collection projects including logistics, scheduling, resource/equipment planning, staffing, data analysis
  • Monitor quality of project-specific language data
  • Detailed reporting on the ongoing and completed collections
  • Own the logistics of distribution and collection of the assets, tracking the assets, and reporting on the program
  • Communicate directly with participants, tracking and responding to written requests and in-person as needed
  • Address any customer service or technical questions from users and develop solutions that reduce the number of inquiries
  • Lead small to medium projects related to improving existing processes or launching new projects
  • Partner closely with Program Managers and team members on protocol/process development for existing and future collections
  • Continuously evaluate data collection tools and processes and offer solutions to ensure they are efficient, high quality, and scalable

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in coordinating research projects or experiments
  • Experience with data collection, processing, quantitative analysis & reporting
  • Experience working with various internal teams (including technical) to execute on requirements, surface and mitigate risks to delivery, and develop processes and tools
  • Excellent proficiency in German and familiarity with language use specific to the German culture
  • Fluency in English
  • Detail orientation and experience balancing multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent ability and methodology to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues
  • Willingness to support several projects at one time, and to accept reprioritization as necessary and to deliver high-quality work on schedule
  • Willingness to learn new processes and tasks in a growing and changing environment.
  • Experience in understanding metrics and developing them, as required
  • Background in linguistics or experience with language processing, transcription, or annotation
  • Experience with Linux, query languages, and scripting languages