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We are a team of creative people who successfully combine passion and ambition in creating one of the best speech synthesizers in the world, and now are one of the most visible teams within Amazon where you will get the chance to have a huge influence on making a positive impact on customers all over the globe.
At Amazon, we take pride in building complete end-to-end solutions, staring from researching a problem, implementing the solution, building a scalable and reliable service and ensuring the service is there when you need it.
As a TTS Research Manager, you will be driving a cross-disciplinary team built out of subject matter experts supported with engineers and scientists. You are expected to have proven track record of achievements in language research, development for Text-To-Speech, Automatic Speech Recognition or Natural Language processing.
The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, and a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.
Ideal candidate profile
· BS/MS in Computer Science/Computational linguistics or related technical discipline
· 5+ years of industry experience
· 3+ years of experience in managing software development/research teams
· Programming in C, C++, Java and/or Python/Perl in Linux environments
· Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and opinions
· Knowledge of best practices for software construction, planning, operations, and management