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Applied Scientist - Amazon Global Selling

Applied Scientist - Amazon Global Selling

Job ID 
428613
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
8/17/2016
Company 
Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Research Science
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Consumer - Sellers Plus

Job Description

Do you want to be part of the team that is reshaping the Amazon marketplace? Do you want to help sellers get access to Amazon's global customer base? Are you interested in applying your background in machine learning and data mining to massive amounts of real world data to help sellers solve problems like figuring out what to sell and how much to sell it for? If you answered yes to all of these questions, this might be the opportunity for you!

The vision for Amazon Global Selling (AGS) is to transform global commerce by providing sellers around the world the simplest way to sell to customers globally, enabling worldwide selection at the lowest prices. AGS develops software that removes friction from the process of cross border selling for 3rd party sellers. This platform is pivotal to supporting 3rd party business expansion by creating new opportunities for sellers to introduce their products to customers around the world.

We need your help to figure out how to use the massive amount of data Amazon has collected to help our sellers with tools and insights to optimize their global business, e.g., identifying which products our customers are looking for globally. As a research scientist in the Amazon Global Selling team, you will be responsible for applying your knowledge/experience to create algorithms and models, work with engineers and product managers to make use of these algorithms and models in a production setting, mentor other members of your team and connect with other research scientists across the company to share your findings.

Basic Qualifications

  • MS in CS focused on Machine Learning, Operations Research, Statistics or other relevant area.
  • 3+ years of experience in an industrial applied science setting, where your work was directly incorporated into production systems.
  • Expertise in R, SAS, MatLab or other statistical software.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals including data structures and algorithms.
  • Programming expertise in languages such as Java / Scala / Python / C++.
  • Exceptional problem solving ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in CS focused on Machine Learning, Operations Research, Statistics or other relevant area.
  • 5+ years of experience in an industrial applied science setting, where your work was directly incorporated into production systems.
  • 2+ years of experience personally writing production quality code.
  • Strong communication and data presentation skills.

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