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Team Manager - Alexa Data Services

Team Manager - Alexa Data Services

Job ID 
507047
Location 
PL-Gdansk
Posted Date 
3/7/2017
Company 
IVONA Software Sp. z o.o.
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Non-tech
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Love working with data? We have the team for you! The Alexa Data Services (ADS) organization provides data creation, curation, and analytics services to help develop, test, and train Alexa. We work closely with internal customers like Machine Learning Science modeling teams, providing the critical data they need to improve Alexa’s Automatic Speech Recognition.


We are looking for a Team Manager who is customer-obsessed and can think big as we scale our team and data services. Diving deep is an important part of our day-to-day work as we focus on data integrity and metrics.
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You will be responsible for working with third-party agencies and Human Resources to recruit team members and carry out efficient onboarding practices. You will receive regular directives from the German Content Ops Manager and relevant Program Managers on weekly deliverables to deliver on key language data workflows. You willl work with off-site Data Specialists to coordinate team trainings on key language data workflows (e.g. transcription, annotation) and will be responsible for monitoring accuracy and throughput across your team to meet weekly deliverables.

You must have a passion for data, efficiency, and accuracy. Specifically, you will:

  • Manage the operations floor on a day-to-day basis covering approximately 20-30 Data Associates, including several leads.
  • Coordinate with the site manager for space planning and IT support.
  • Manage relationship with agencies and onsite HR to find qualified Associates under strict deadlines.
  • Partner with the German Content Ops Manager and Data Specialists to receive workflow priorities and appropriate training materials.
  • Manage both on-site and remote team members as necessary to meet headcount demands.
  • Communicate effectively in both German and English.
  • Adapt quickly to changing specifications and workflows.
  • Build weekly work schedules, balancing tasks as per the current demand.
  • Build daily and weekly status reports from metrics databases for communication to stakeholders.
  • Track metrics around quality and productivity.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree (Any Stream) with management experience
  • Fluent in German, both spoken and written.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
  • Strong working knowledge of basic computer business applications such as MS Word and MS Excel, Outlook
  • Experience in understanding performance metrics and developing them, as required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with aspects of speech and language technology
  • Exposure to process improvement/quality control tools and methods

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