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Applied Scientist - Alexa Engine

Applied Scientist - Alexa Engine

Job ID 
502899
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
2/23/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Machine Learning Science
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Job Description

Interested in making Amazon Echo more intuitive? Help us make Alexa personalized to each of our customers. Come work on it. We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. Come join us!

Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based intelligent agent that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our team is creating the science and technology behind Alexa. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history. Come join our team! You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of a cutting edge product used every day by people you know.

We’re looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive Senior Scientist to help build industry-leading intelligent offerings that customers love. Our mission is to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), in order to reduce users cognitive load, reduce friction in their day-to-day activities and finally, inspire our customers by enabling serendipitous discovery of experience.

You will leverage Amazon’s heterogeneous data sources and large-scale computing resources to accelerate advances in artificial intelligence. You will mentor junior scientists, and work in a fast paced team environment. Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of novel products and services that make use of speech and language technology.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years industry experience with a deep understanding of applying Machine Learning techniques to solve business problems
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related field


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with data modeling and analytics for industrial applications
  • Working knowledge of a major programming language like Java, C/C++, Python and statistical modeling tools such as R, MATLAB, SAS or SPSS
  • Proven ability and good intuition for finding meaningful and non-trivial patterns in large datasets
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts and solutions to all levels of the organization
  • Desire, ability and experience mentoring engineers and managers on data modeling concepts
  • Ph.D. in Machine Learning, Operational Research, or Statistics
  • Write very high quality code that is robust and easy to maintain
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, OS and distributed systems
  • Understanding of system performance and scaling
  • Strong communication and data presentation skills
  • Distributed programming experience


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