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Applied Scientist

Applied Scientist

Job ID 
428774
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
7/26/2016
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Research Science
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Consumer - Retail Plus

Job Description

At the Amazon Alexa Shopping team, we strive to enable shopping in everyday life. We allow customers to instantly order whatever they need, by simply interacting with their smart devices such as Echo, Fire TV, and beyond. Our services allow you to shop, anywhere, easily without interrupting what you’re doing – to go from “I want” to “It’s on the way” in a matter of seconds.
The Alexa Shopping Speech and Language team is seeking Applied Scientists who will partner with technology and business leaders to build new state-of-the-art algorithms, models and services that surprise and delight our voice customers. As part of the Alexa Shopping team you will use ML techniques to create and put into production models that deliver advanced Natural Language Understanding (NLU) capabilities and human-like dialogs to enable unique and complex voice shopping experiences.
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.


Basic Qualifications

  • Masters or Ph.D in Computer Science or Language Science
  • Strong technical credentials, with at least 2 years of experience working in ML, speech recognition, natural language understanding, computer visions etc.
  • Experience applying theoretical models in an applied environment, solid fundamentals in problem solving, algorithm design and complexity analysis.
  • Proficient with mathematical programming libraries
  • Experience conducting analyses, and developing different types of supervised and unsupervised models for complex projects
  • Experience with defining organizational research and development practices in an industry setting.
  • Expert in more than one more major programming languages (C++, Java, or similar) and at least one scripting language (Perl, Python, or similar).

Preferred Qualifications

  • A track record of communicating well with software engineers and non-technical leaders in speech technology
  • Recognized as an industry leader in the fields of natural language processing or computational linguistics
  • Experience in organization of scientific and pedagogic events such as conferences and universities.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including an ability to effectively collaborate with research and technical teams, and earn the trust and influence senior stakeholders.
  • Experience in defining research vision and getting buy-in from senior research and business leader across the company.

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