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Applied Scientist

Applied Scientist

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US-CA-Manhattan Beach
Posted Date 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Machine Learning Science
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Job Description

Natural Language Processing & Machine Learning Scientist

Do you love natural language and believe that getting machines to use it the same way humans do is the most interesting thing one can do? Are you experienced at applying machine learning (ML) to sophisticated natural language processing (NLP) tasks? Are you excited to solve difficult problems in human-computer communication, machine translation, question-answering, knowledge base construction and querying, natural language understanding, natural language generation, search, and multi-modal modeling while applying the latest algorithms and techniques? Are you comfortable operating with large data sets? Do you like finding solutions to problems before others can even articulate what those problems are?

A recently opened R&D center in Los Angeles has multiple positions available for NLP&ML scientists at all career stages from graduating doctoral students to internationally renowned researchers and practitioners. We are looking for top scientists capable of using the latest natural language processing and machine learning algorithms and techniques to design and implement state-of-the-art solutions for problems that have never been solved before.

At Amazon, we solve many of Amazon's most difficult and important problems, and in partnership with teams across Amazon, we build new services that surprise and delight our customers. We have current and future projects in language understanding, conversational agents, machine translation, search, question-answering, deep learning, and more.

Machine learning and natural language processing at Amazon are highly experimental activities grounded in sound theoretical analysis and innovation with a purpose. Our natural language processing and machine learning scientists work closely with software engineers to put algorithms into practice. They also work on cross-disciplinary efforts with social scientists, economists, computer vision experts, and others.

If interested please apply directly online via this posting and our recruiting department will review your profile.


Basic Qualifications

  • · PhD in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Operational Research, Statistics or a related quantitative field
    · 5+ years of hands-on experience in a data driven field
    · Strong algorithm development experience
    · Skills with C++, python, or similar scripting languages

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in industry and/or academia.
    Publications in top conferences in the field.