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Manager, Economist

Manager, Economist

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Job Description strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. We hire the world's brightest minds, offering them a fast paced, technologically sophisticated and friendly work environment.

Economists at Amazon will be expected to work directly with the chief economist and senior management on key business problems faced in retail, international retail, cloud computing, third party merchants, search, Kindle, streaming video, and operations. Amazon economists will apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, online advertising and other areas. You will build econometric models, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment.

The CIV and Buying Economics team is responsible for designing and implementing causal and prediction models for automated inventory management that understand both the short- and long-term economic implications of our decisions. As manager of economist on our team, you will be responsible for leading a team to design, validate, and assess impact of your models and of our production system's decisions, as well as working with software developers and other scientists to incorporate your models into the production systems that plan inventory levels for the wide range of products Amazon carries across its various Retail businesses. Your team will focus on building models which identify causal effects amidst large, noisy, highly skewed datasets, with abundant exposure to confounding factors. You will advance our understanding of the variables and actions of importance to the causal effects we measure, and your results will drive important strategic decisions for our business.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics or related field
  • Proficient with Stata or equivalent
  • Experience with handling of large datasets
  • 5+ years post PhD experience
  • 2+ years of team management including people management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with causal effect identification
  • Experience with structural model for causal based prediction
  • Experience working with software developers
  • Familiarity with handling of large datasets
  • 7+ years post PhD experience
  • 2+ years of team management including people management
  • Research or industrial experience in prediction and forecasting
  • Applicants with considerably more experience, including mid-career, are also strongly encouraged.
  • Strong background in statistics methodology, applications to business problems, and/or big data.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Strong research track record.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills.