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Sr. Applied Scientist

Sr. Applied Scientist

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Research Science
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Job Description

Amazon Video is looking for an outstanding Senior Applied Scientist to help us push the limits of technology as we evolve our video playback platform. As a Senior Applied Scientist in Amazon Video, you will have the opportunity to work on one of the world's largest data sets, and to influence the long term evolution of our technology roadmap. You should have excellent technical, business and communication skills to be able to work with business partners and development teams to define and priortize key technical questions.

- Technology thought leadership
- Proactively develop new metrics and studies to quantify the value of proposed technology investments.
- Build and maintain processes to acquire, process and curate necessary data for analysis and insights
- Translate analytic insights into concrete, actionable recommendations for the software development team.

Basic Qualifications

·MS or PhD in Computer Science or a Related field
·Track record of solving ambiguous and complex technical problems.
·Ability to invent ways to measure qualitative ideas in quantitative ways.
· Strong experience in developing sound analytics-based solutions to business problems
· Proficiency at querying relational databases (SQL) and ability to build and maintain processes to pull & integrate data from various sources
· Experience with analytics tools such as SAS, STATA or R
· Strong critical thinking and attention to detail
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to explain technical concepts and analyses implications clearly to a wide audience, and be able to translate business objectives into actionable analyses
· 5+ years professional experience in Analytics or other quantitative disciplines

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with computer networking.
Familiarity with the video domain.

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