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Principal Applied Scientist

Principal Applied Scientist

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Research Science
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Job Description

At Amazon Voice and Advanced Natural Shopping (VANS), 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.
VANS’s 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 VANS 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.
We are seeking the industry's best applied scientists to help us create new ways to shop. Join us, and help invent the future of everyday life. The products you would envision and craft require ambitious thinking and a tireless focus on inventing solution to solve customer problems. You must be passionate about creating algorithms and models that can scale to hundreds of millions of customers, and insanely curious about building new technology and unlocking its potential.
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

  • Ph.D in Computer Science, ML or relevant Science
  • Strong technical credentials, with at least 10 years of experience working in ML, speech recognition, natural language understanding, computer visions etc.
  • Strong experience applying theoretical models in an applied environment, solid fundamentals in problem solving, algorithm design and complexity analysis.
  • Expert with mathematical programming libraries
  • Strong experience conducting analyses, and developing different types of supervised and unsupervised models for complex projects
  • Expert at 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
  • Solid presence 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