Amazon Corporate LLC Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington

Research Scientist Job ID 461275 Location US-WA-Seattle Posted Date 11/11/2016 Company Amazon Corporate LLC Position Category Machine Learning Science Recruiting Team .. Job DescriptionTake the earth's most customer-centric company. Mix in millions of shoppers spending billions of dollars annually and an opportunity to use your skills in machine learning and data mining to improve product recommendations and search. What do you get? The best job in the internet today - PERIOD. The charter of Amazon's Personalization team is to recommend the "right" product to the "right" customer at the "right" time. We generate personalized product recommendations for millions of customers each day, in a blink of an eye, thousands of times a second. If you are a strong software engineer with a background in Machine Learning, who is passionate about turning massive amounts of data into actionable insights, then this is the right opportunity for you. You will work with a team of highly skilled and motivated scientists and engineers, who are building the next generation of personalization products at Amazon. Our team advances the state-of-the-art in personalization by using machine learning, and leveraging Amazon's vast computing resources (AWS) and data. As part of your job, you will deal with large amounts of training data, rapidly prototype new models that meet stringent performance requirements, and perform offline and online testing. Major responsibilities: - Research and use of statistical techniques to create scalable solutions for business problems - Analyze and extract relevant information from large amounts of Amazon's historical business data to help automate and optimize key features and processes - Work closely with scientists and engineering teams to create and deploy new features - Work closely with stakeholders to optimize various business operations - Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large scale data analyses, model development, validation and implementation. - Track general business activity and provide clear, compelling management reporting on a regular basis Basic Qualifications Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or other relevant technical field, or equivalent experience. 2+ years of experience in software development. Experience building large platform systems. Jack of many development languages: C++, Java, Python, master in some. Experience with full development life cycle for large-scale software products including extensive experience with service oriented architectures, design patterns, web services, and web applications/services development. Preferred Qualifications- PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or relevant technical field - 1+ years of experience applying neural networks/deep learning to solve real-world problems - Experience working with Spark, Hadoop and AWS (EMR, EC2, S3, etc...) - Solid coding practices including good design documentation, unit testing, peer code reviews - Experience building high-performance computational software - Experience working with real-world noisy data - Solid understanding of A/B testing - Experience designing statistical tools targeted at non-statistical users Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation