Amazon.com Manager, Data Science in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Interested in Amazon Alexa? We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Alexa and Amazon products and services such as the Amazon Echo and Dot. Come join us!

We're looking for a Manager, Research Science who combines exceptional technical, research and analytical capabilities to build and lead a team that will be integral to the continued improvement of Amazon Alexa. As a Research Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of researchers and data experts in the design, development, testing, and deployment of speech and language data processes and model improvements, supporting a range of products. This involves:

  • Conducting and coordinating process development leading to improved and streamlined processes for model development. Strong customer focus is essential.

  • Providing technical and scientific guidance to your team members.

  • Communicating effectively with senior management as well as with colleagues from science, engineering and business backgrounds.

  • Supporting the career development of your team members.

The successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, demonstrated experience in people management, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and the motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

Basic Qualifications

· M.S. or Ph.D. in Research, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a closely related field. More than 6 years of industrial/academic experience in areas such as data analytics, data modeling, machine learning, search or personalization-related problems, and large scale simulation.

· Experience in managing and quantifying improvement in multiple business areas resulting from business analytics, optimization techniques, and/or statistical modeling.

· Demonstrated use of modeling and optimization techniques tailored to meet business needs and proven achievements in industrial production systems.

· Experience as leader of a science team and developing junior members from academia/industry to a business environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Explicit industry experience with spoken language understanding systems.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, especially with cross-disciplinary efforts.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Project management experience.

  • Experience with data engineers or business analysts in Big Data analytics

  • A good understanding of analysis of algorithms and computational complexity

  • Expertise in prototyping and scripting languages (R, Perl or Python) with applications of efficient large-scale data analysis in a complicated system

  • Proficiency in one or more languages other than English.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

AMZR Req ID: 463012