Data Annotation Specialist - St. Louis

St. Louis, MO
Professional Services – Labeling /
Full-Time /
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming government. Across Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Sciences, Natural Resources and Regulatory functions- all are recognizing the power of human-machine teaming. Nothing moves in AI and machine learning (ML) without training data, and only high-quality training data can produce accurate and robust AI/ML powered solutions. Creating high quality training data at the scale necessary to meet the demands of our government mission partners is incredibly challenging. Few companies can do it. Even fewer can do it well. Since 2017, Figure Eight Federal has proven it can do both.

In March 2019, Figure Eight was acquired by Appen. Headquartered in the National Capital Region, Figure Eight Federal was created to specifically serve the needs of our government customers. Together, Appen and Figure Eight Federal, combine the best of human and machine intelligence to provide high-quality annotated training data that powers the world’s most innovative machine learning (ML) mission solutions. The Figure Eight platform enables ML and data-driven business solutions to scale across a diverse set of industries including retail, automotive, finance, manufacturing, agriculture, life sciences, robotics, and more. The Figure Eight platform transforms audio, video, text, and images into high-quality annotated data to support a variety of use cases ranging from computer vision and search relevance to data categorization and natural language processing (NLP). Learn more at

The Data Annotation Specialist (located in St. Louis, MO) is a role involving reviewing data (audio, video, imagery and text) and labeling objects within those datasets according to predefined descriptions. This position plays a large role in developing training data for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities. The specialist will be working in a large group environment where communication is key to completing day to day tasks.

You will be a great fit if you are:

    • Self-motivated
    • Team-oriented
    • Possess a high level of focus and attention to detail

Required Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Highly organized and able to take direction well
    • Ability to work independently, cooperatively, and collaboratively as a team member
    • Possess excellent oral and written skills, including non-technical writing
    • Excellent analytical skills, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
    • Ability to handle ambiguity and changing priorities
    • US Citizenship

    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

Desired Qualifications:

    • Familiar with CVAT
    • Secret or Top Secret clearance
    • Associate degree or bachelor’s degree
    • 1+ years of experience in an office environment
    • Prior experience in intelligence analysis, GEOINT or some other -INT discipline, specifically imagery analysis

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.