Amazon Corporate LLC Economist in Seattle, Washington

Economist Job ID 461510 Location US-WA-Seattle Posted Date 11/13/2016 Company Amazon Corporate LLC Position Category .. Recruiting Team .. Job Description Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. We hire the world's brightest minds, offering them a fast paced, technologically sophisticated and friendly work environment. Economists at Amazon will be expected to work directly with the chief economist and senior management on key business problems faced in retail, international retail, cloud computing, third party merchants, search, Kindle, streaming video, and operations. Amazon economists will apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, online advertising and other areas. You will build econometric models, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment. The CIV and Buying Economics team is responsible for designing and implementing causal and prediction models for automated inventory management that understand both the short- and long-term economic implications of our decisions. As an economist on our team, you will be responsible for designing, validating, and assessing impact of your models and of our production system's decisions, as well as working with software developers and other scientists to incorporate your models into the production systems that plan inventory levels for the wide range of products Amazon carries across its various Retail businesses. You will focus on building models which identify causal effects amidst large, noisy, highly skewed datasets, with abundant exposure to confounding factors. You will advance our understanding of the variables and actions of importance to the causal effects we measure, and your results will drive important strategic decisions for our business. Basic Qualifications PhD in Economics or related field Proficient with Stata or equivalent Experience with handling of large datasets Preferred Qualifications Familiarity with causal effect identification Experience with structural model for causal based prediction Experience working with software developers Familiarity with handling of large datasets 3+ years post PhD experience Research or industrial experience in prediction and forecasting Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation