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Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Job ID 
461578
Company/Location (search) 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
11/6/2017
Company 
Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc.
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description


AWS EC2 is hiring a Research Scientist who will research and develop innovative machine learning based approaches to predict the near-term future. The Research Scientist must love extracting, nurturing and transforming high volume of data into actionable business information and making it readily accessible to stakeholders.

Responsibilities:
· Analyze data (past customer behavior, sales inputs, and other sources) to figure out trends, and output reports with clear recommendations.
· Collaborate closely with the development team to recommend innovations based on data analysis and partner with them on projects.
· Report on customer insights and trends to senior leadership and the team at large.
· Review insights and intelligence to provide recommendations to key stakeholders
· Develop queries and reports for ongoing projects.

This team is a great fit for you if
· You like to work on projects that have a direct impact to millions of customers across the globe
· You truly care about the business results of the recommendations and models you develop
· You like to partner closely with development teams
· You adapt to change well and operate well in ambiguity

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Machine Learning, Operations Research or similar
  • At least five years of relevant academic research or industry experience in developing algorithms
  • Depth and breadth in state-of-the-art approaches for at least one of forecasting, planning or machine learning
  • Ability to develop system prototypes in simulation
  • Drive to see projects through from research concept to working production software
  • A working knowledge of analysis of algorithms and computational complexity
  • Fluency in at least one statistical software package such as R, Matlab
  • Scientific mindset and the ability to invent, a track record of thought leadership and contributions that have advanced the field
  • Excellent creative problem solving skills
  • Experience with programming languages such as Java, C++, Python

Preferred Qualifications

  • Superior communication and data presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead research projects and identify fruitful research directions
  • Demonstrated ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Experience writing production or library code
  • Understanding of big data computing frameworks (Hadoop, Spark, etc) and Amazon Web Services