Data Acquisition Specialist

SUMMARY:

Sensory, Inc. is seeking an organized, detail-oriented individual to contribute to audio and video collections that support speech, vision, and emerging technologies. A good candidate will be adaptable, able to work independently, eager and able to learn new tools and technologies, and capable of managing many projects simultaneously, often under aggressive schedules. At Sensory, we pride ourselves with developing highly efficient hybrid on-device (embedded) and cloud-based vision and speech technologies that perform at state-of-the-art levels while protecting the privacy of our end-users.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop scripts to capture, process, and manage audio and text data from internet sources
  • Maintain web-based and stand-alone tools used to collect, transcribe, and annotate audio data
  • Drive innovation in data collection practices by helping the team find, implement, and/or develop new tools to aid in data collection and sourcing efforts
  • Collaborate with team members to implement best practices surrounding data collection and quality checks
  • Work directly with researchers and engineers to understand and meet company data needs
  • Support team-internal adoption of new tools and processes
  • Contribute to audio, visual, and text data collection, review, and annotation on an ongoing basis

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1+ years of experience programming/scripting with an interest or focus on data collection tools and libraries
  • 1+ years of web development experience (any platform)
  • Excited by the idea of seeking out novel ways of generating new data and diving out into the web to find data resources that help the company succeed
  • Excited by learning new skills related to data generation/collection that keep up with evolving company needs and product directions
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Experience working with cross-functional groups
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a relevant field

PREFERRED:

  • One or more years of industry experience
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with react/node.js
  • Comfortable using git from the command line
  • Familiarity with the field of speech recognition

Job code # 2118-MS

Job Location: Boulder Portland

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