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Senior Research Scientist

Senior Research Scientist

Job ID 
460371
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
10/3/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Research Science
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Job Description

Are you passionate about building data driven solutions to solve a variety of problems in the cloud? Are you excited about using large-scale machine learning solutions to understand and improve a large cloud computing business? Do you have a solid background in statistics, programming and communication? Do you enjoy a fast-paced environment? If you answered yes to these questions, the EBS Data Science Team is a great place for you.

Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is a virtualized storage service that offers highly available, high performance storage for EC2. As one of the core building block of AWS, EBS has experienced phenomenal growth since inception. This is a great opportunity to work on one of the most challenging problems in the cloud, with incredibly talented teammates who know how to ship. If you are passionate about large scale distributed systems, massive data analytics, and are interested in systems and kernel programming, then EBS is the perfect place for you. The Data Science Team has made major contributions to a broad and strategic set of projects. These include design and launch of four new products, continuously monitoring and improving the entire product portfolio, and detailed modeling of customer usage patterns. Our team has a diverse background, including business, computer engineering and genetics. We’re very interested in candidates with a proven track record of rapidly solving problems with data.

As a Research Scientist at Amazon, you’ll be working with a talented team to help understand and guide the business. We use a variety of data science tools, including Python, R and Apache Spark. We also use some low-level monitoring tools in the that are specific to understanding how block devices are performing, including iostat and blktrace. Our team is a mixture of software engineers and scientists who work together to build scalable solutions to important problems in cloud computing. Successful candidates will use experience in quantitative methods to solve problems in a diverse set of areas including block storage, software application development, networking and distributed systems. Our team is composed of passionate, collaborative, deeply curious people who love to learn new things. The position is located in downtown Seattle, near several public transportation hubs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in Math, CS, Operations Research or an interdisciplinary field that leverages statistics and programming
  • High-quality communication skills.
  • The ability to explain highly complex data sets and analyses with concise clarity.
  • Experience in optimization, machine learning, and large scale simulations are all highly desirable.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in Math, CS, Operations Research or an interdisciplinary field that leverages statistics and programming
  • High-quality communication skills.
  • The ability to explain highly complex data sets and analyses with concise clarity.
  • Experience in optimization, machine learning, and large scale simulations are all highly desirable.