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Applied Scientist

Applied Scientist

Job ID 
509976
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
6/2/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Research Science
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Job Description

At Alexa Shopping, 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 or Fire TV. Our Services allow you to shop, no matter where you are or what you are doing, you can go from 'I want that' to 'that's on the way' in a matter of seconds. We are seeking the industry's best to help us create new ways to interact, search and shop. Join us, and you'll be taking part in changing the future of everyday life.

The Alexa Shopping team 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 Alexa Shopping 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 2 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 more 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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