• Research Scientist II

    Company/Location (search) US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/30/2018 2:15 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Services, LLC
  • Job Description

    Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future.

    Alexa Information group is responsible for answering all information-related questions for customers as well as building delightful customer experiences around them.

    We are seeking a talented, self-directed Research scientist to build new features that will improve Alexa customer experience. This is a unique opportunity where you will be working on cutting edge technology and also see it impact customer's lives in meaningful ways.

    • Apply advance state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques and develop algorithms in areas of personalization, voice based dialogue systems and natural language information retrieval.
    • Design scientifically sound online experiments and offline simulations to study and improve products.
    • Work closely with talented engineers to create scalable models and put them to production.
    • Perform statistical analyses on large data sets, identify problems, and propose solutions.
    • Work with partner science teams to identify collaboration opportunities.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Master’s in Computer Science (Machine Learning, AI, Statistics, or equivalent)
    • 4+ years of practical experience applying ML to solve complex problems
    • Algorithm and model development experience for large-scale applications
    • Experience using object oriented language (Java, C++, etc) and one scripting language (Python, Perl or similar).
    • Experience applying computer science fundamentals in problem solving, algorithm design and complexity analysis.
    • Experience distilling informal customer requirements into problem definitions, dealing with ambiguity and competing objectives

    Preferred Qualifications

    • PhD in Computer Science (Machine Learning, AI, Statistics, Mathematics, or equivalent);
    • Expertize using object oriented language (Java, C++, etc) and one scripting language (Python, Perl or similar)
    • Extensive knowledge and practical experience in several of the following areas: recommendation systems, information retrieval, machine learning, deep learning, Natural Language Processing and dialogue systems.
    • Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new methodologies with high customer impact;
    • Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts.

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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