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Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Job ID 
445567
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
3/1/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Research Science
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Consumer - Sellers Plus

Job Description

At Amazon Alexa Shopping, 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 Research 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 leverage finite-state and 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 4 years of experience working in ML, speech recognition, natural language understanding, computer visions etc.
  • Experience applying theoretical models in an applied environment and complexity analysis.
  • Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies with high commercial impact.
  • Strong Analysis best practices. Writing detailed reports with little or no guidance from higher level research scientists.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in evaluating different existing technologies required for the solutions
  • Designing novel approached whenever available solutions are not suitable to the business problem
  • Effectively analyzes integration risks to a project
  • A track record of communicating well with software engineers and non-technical leaders in speech technology
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including an ability to effectively collaborate with research and technical teams, and earn the trust and influence senior stakeholders.

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