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Applied Scientist, Alexa Engine

Applied Scientist, Alexa Engine

Job ID 
503023
Location 
US-CA-Sunnyvale
Posted Date 
2/23/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Machine Learning Science
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Interested in making Amazon Echo more intuitive? 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 Applied 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 work in a fast paced team environment alongside top-notch software engineers. 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

  • Graduate degree (MS or PhD) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, or Mathematics with relevant work experience
  • Familiarity with standard machine learning techniques, scientific thinking, and the ability to invent
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Perl or Python

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Solid Machine Learning background with experince in supervised machine learning techniques.
  • PhD with specialization in machine learning applied in personalization, with at least 3 years of related work experience
  • Strong publication record
  • Strong software development skills
  • Experience working effectively with science, data processing, and software engineering teams
  • Proven track record of innovation in creating novel algorithms and advancing the state of the art
  • Entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong architectural and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills


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