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Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Job ID 
516818
Location 
US-CA-Sunnyvale
Posted Date 
10/16/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Machine Learning Science
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Job Description

The Household Organization team is focused on making Alexa the best assistant to simplify life - helping families stay organized and connected to each other and making life run a little more smoothly. From setting timers while cooking to checking daily schedules and waking up to Alexa’s alarm tone, we help customers manage their time more easily using only their voice. We also help customers get things done and keep their lives in order with services like shopping and to-do lists that are becoming daily habits for people.
As a Data Scientist in our Spoken Language Understanding team, you will be responsible for data-driven improvements to our spoken language understanding models. Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of products and services that make use of speech and language technology.
You will:


  • Develop scalable data processing pipelines

  • Perform exploratory data analysis and develop predictive models

  • Ensure data quality throughout all stages of acquisition and processing, including such areas as data sourcing/collection, ground truth generation, normalization, transformation, cross-lingual alignment/mapping, etc.

  • Build and release language models that elevate the customer experience and track impact over time

  • Collaborate with colleagues from science, engineering and business backgrounds to find effective solutions to technical challenges

  • Present proposals and findings from complex analysis and modeling in a clear manner backed by data and coupled with actionable conclusions

  • Work with engineers to develop efficient data querying infrastructure for both offline and online use cases

  • Provide input for product road-maps

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s or PhD in a relevant field
  • 5-7 years experience with various data analysis and visualization tools
  • Experience in accessing, managing, transferring, integrating and analyzing complex datasets
  • Solid understanding of foundational statistics concepts and ML algorithms: linear/logistic regression, random forest, boosting, GBM, NNs, etc.
  • Fluency in at least one of Python, Java, Scala, C/C++
  • Fluency with Unix/Linux systems and command line tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • Track record of diving into data to discover hidden patterns and of conducting error/deviation analysis
  • Ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relations
  • Understanding of relevant statistical measures such as confidence intervals, significance of error measurements, development and evaluation data sets, etc.
  • The motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with statistical modelling / machine learning
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional level of organization
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems
  • Fluency in a foreign language
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