Sr. Applied Scientist

US-WA-Seattle
8 months ago
Job ID
481227
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Research Science

Job Description

Seeking Applied Scientists to build the future of the Voice Shopping Experience at Amazon. 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. 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.

Amazon Voice & Advanced Natural Shopping is seeking an Applied Scientist 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 such as deep learning to create and put into production models that deliver personalized shopping recommendations, allow to answer customer questions and enable human-like dialogs with our devices.
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 6 years of experience working in speech recognition, natural language understanding, or spoken dialog systems.
  • Experience applying theoretical models in an applied environment, solid fundamentals in problem solving, algorithm design and complexity analysis.
  • Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies with high commercial impact.
  • Experience with defining organizational research and development practices in an industry setting.
  • Expert in more than one 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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