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PDS Tech Inc Annotation Specialist I in Cupertino, California

PDS Tech Commercial Inc, is seeking candidates for an Annotation Specialist I in Cupertino, California.

Job Title: Annotation Specialist I

Job Type: Full time; contract ( 6 months )

Location: Cupertino, CA 95014

Schedule: 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day. 100% Remote, available PST California hours with a start time between 8-9 AM Monday - Friday

Pay Rate: $24.97 per hour

Job Summary

We are looking for a Data Quality Annotator to join our growing team. Our Data Quality Team is responsible for crafting high quality datasets at scale. You will focus on performing in-house annotation tasks and participate in the quality assurance of outsourced projects. Annotation projects may include classification, segmentation (polygons or Photoshop-based matting), drawing bounding boxes around zones of interest, and subjective reaction to a visual asset. Quality assurance in this context consists of evaluating work performed by an external partner and ranking it according to given scoring guidelines.


  • Annotating, categorizing, and checking quality of annotated data (including text). Providing feedback on observed trends in the dataset.

  • Comprehending the overall purpose of an annotation task based on guidelines and supporting examples

  • Ability to perform repeating annotation tasks with consistency, quality, and speed

  • Ability to recognize differences between images

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Excellent English-language oral and written communications skills

  • Native speaker in one of following languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Arabic

  • Superior time management and multi-tasking skills

  • Flexibility and adaptability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly-demanding, constantly changing environment

  • Expert knowledge of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS (Numbers, Keynote and Pages)

  • Experience working with Mac and macOS 10.14 or higher for work

  • Able to deliver multiple projects of varying lengths, while meeting quality standards and deadlines

  • Self-motivating with the ability to work independently and with little supervision

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and capacity to ask questions when guidelines are not clear enough

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to independently navigate systems and tools

  • Successfully meets or exceeds targets, working within tight deadlines

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years in a professional environment with much of that time in a data annotation/quality assurance role

  • Previous Photoshop experience will be a plus

Pay Details: $24.97 per hour

Benefit offerings available for our associates include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, additional voluntary benefits, EAP program, commuter benefits and a 401K plan. Our benefit offerings provide employees the flexibility to choose the type of coverage that meets their individual needs. In addition, our associates may be eligible for paid leave including Paid Sick Leave or any other paid leave required by Federal, State, or local law, as well as Holiday pay where applicable.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records subject to federal contractor requirements and/or security clearance requirements.