Data Annotation Specialist

American Fork, UT

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Job Summary:

The Data Annotation Specialist plays a critical role in preparing and labeling data for machine learning and AI projects. This position involves understanding project requirements, accurately annotating data, and ensuring high-quality labeled datasets that meet the needs of the development teams. The Data Annotation Specialist should have a keen eye for detail, a solid understanding of data annotation methodologies, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively to meet project deadlines.

What We're Looking For:

  • Data Annotation: Accurately and efficiently annotate data according to project specifications, including labeling, tagging, categorizing, and segmenting data.

  • Quality Assurance: Conduct thorough quality checks to ensure the accuracy and consistency of annotated data, identifying and resolving any discrepancies or errors.

  • Guidelines and Standards: Follow annotation guidelines and standards provided by the project leads, ensuring compliance with established protocols.

  • Data Preprocessing: Prepare data for annotation by cleaning, organizing, and formatting it as per project requirements.

  • Collaboration: Collaborate with the project team to clarify annotation requirements, address any questions or issues, and provide feedback on improving annotation guidelines.

  • Training and Onboarding: Assist in training and onboarding new annotation team members, ensuring they understand project requirements and annotation guidelines.

  • Documentation: Maintain accurate documentation of the annotation process, including logs, reports, and records of completed tasks.

  • Communication: Effectively communicate with project leads and team members to provide updates on annotation progress, challenges, and recommendations.

  • Time Management: Manage workload and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines, working efficiently and effectively to deliver high-quality annotated data on time.

  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated with the latest annotation techniques, tools, and best practices, actively seeking opportunities for professional development.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, data science, or a related field.

  • Solid understanding of data annotation methodologies, guidelines, and best practices.

  • Attention to detail and a strong ability to maintain accuracy while working with large volumes of data.

  • Familiarity with data annotation tools and software, such as Labelbox, Prodigy, or custom annotation frameworks.

  • Basic knowledge of programming languages, such as Python or R, to assist in data preprocessing tasks.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve annotation challenges effectively.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and meet project deadlines.

  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple annotation tasks simultaneously.

  • Ethical Considerations: Maintain confidentiality and adhere to data privacy and security protocols when handling sensitive or personal data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in data annotation or data labeling for machine learning or AI projects.

  • Familiarity with different types of annotations, such as image annotation, text annotation, or audio annotation.

  • Knowledge of specific domain-specific annotation requirements (e.g., medical imaging, autonomous vehicles, natural language processing).

  • Experience working with annotation platforms and tools, customizing workflows, and managing annotation projects.

  • Basic understanding of machine learning concepts and algorithms.

About Us

Kahoa is an AI development shop that uses modern technology to build and design innovative software for our clients. When you become part of Kahoa, you will work in different industries and disciplines, with companies ranging from start-up to enterprise-level, while maintaining a foundational team that will always have your back. We are an Agile company that has about 30 years of diverse experience with expert-level designers, developers, and project managers. On each project, our teams use modern stacks, in-demand languages, and leading-edge technologies to deliver quality products to our clients.

Kahoa offers employees competitive benefits packages which include 401K matching, premiere health/dental/vision insurance, paid overtime, rolling PTO, flexible schedules, and remote work options. Additionally, we are a family-inclusive business and we love to take every opportunity we can to spend time together outside of everyday project work. We hold frequent company activities including monthly BBQs (we love to grill), amusement park days, fun activities for out-of-state employees, team lunches, holiday gift giveaways, holiday parties, and movie premiere nights.

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