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Data Scientist, Amazon Devices

at Amazon

Posted: 9/6/2019
Job Reference #: 745288

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  • LocationUS-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date10 months ago(11/8/2018 3:22 PM)
    Job ID
    Company Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Data Science
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    The Amazon Devices team designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle family of products. We have also produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Dash, and Amazon Echo.

    What will you help us create?

    The Team: How often have you had an opportunity to be a founding member of a team that is solving a significant problem through innovative technology? Would you like to know more about how we are envisioning the use of machine learning, AI and linear programming to solve these problems? If this sounds intriguing, then we’d like to talk to you about a role on a new Amazon team that's tackling a set of problems requiring significant innovation and scaling.

    As a data scientist, you will design, evangelize, and implement state-of-the-art solutions for never-before-solved problems, helping Amazon Device to provide customer great products. This role will be a key member of a Science and Data technology team based in Seattle, WA. You will work closely with other research scientists, machine learning experts, engineers to design and run experiments, research new algorithms, and find new ways to improve Amazon Device Services & Software products. You will partner with technology and product leaders to solve business and technology problems using scientific approaches to build new services that surprise and delight our customers. Our scientists work closely with software engineers to put algorithms into practice. They also work on cross-disciplinary efforts with other scientists within Amazon.

    The key responsibility for this role include:
    • Define proper output business Metrics, and build input models to identify patterns and drivers of the output. Drive actions at scale using scientifically-based methods and decision making.
    • Design and develop complex mathematical, statistical, simulation and optimization models and apply them to define strategic and tactical needs and drive the appropriate business and technical solutions
    • Design experiments, test hypotheses, and build actionable models
    • Prototype these models by using modeling languages such as R or in software languages such as Python.
    • Work with software engineering teams to drive scalable, real-time implementations
    • Utilizing Amazon systems and tools to effectively work with terabytes of data

    Basic Qualifications

    • Masters in quantitative field (Statistics, Applied Math, Operations Research, Economics or equivalent)
    • 3+ years of experience working in data science
    • Extensive knowledge and practical experience in several of the following areas: machine learning, statistics, A/B testing, casual models, forecasting models, etc.
    • Experience with R, Python or other statistical/machine learning software.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • A PhD in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Machine Learning, AI, Statistics, or equivalent)
    • 5+ years of experience working in data science
    • Skilled with Java, C++, or other programming language, as well as with R, SAS, MATLAB, Python or similar scripting language
    • Ability to distill informal customer requirements into problem definitions, dealing with ambiguity and competing objective
    • Ability to manage and quantify improvement in customer experience or value for the business resulting from research outcomes
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts
    • Thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment
    • Ability to distill informal customer requirements into problem definitions, dealing with ambiguity and competing objectives
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