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Research Scientist

Research Scientist

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Research Science
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Job Description

As a Research Scientist on the EC2 Capacity Research team you will play a leading role in building our scientific infrastructure to apply leading edge technologies to analyzing data and solving real business problems. Collaborating with other data and machine learning scientists, software engineers, and product managers you will create novel, data-driven, approaches to improve our existing cloud offerings and define new offerings.
As a Research Scientist at Amazon, you’ll be leading us in making critical and time sensitive decisions that impact customers and the EC2 business. You will implement creative approaches to understand the intricate complexity of cloud computing at scale. This will require design of multivariate experiments, analyzing large quantities of data using the world's leading cloud infrastructure, communicating your results to guide the direction of the business, and working with software development teams to implement your ideas in code. You will challenge yourself and others to constantly come up with better solutions that impact the direction of the entire industry. It’s fast paced, data driven, and impactful.
EC2 is changing the way IT professionals think about cloud computing. Along the way, we're going to face seemingly impossible problems. We're going to argue about how to solve them, and we'll work together to find a data-driven solution that is superior to each of the proposals we came in with.
The position requires deep expertise in Statistical and Machine Learning models, and the ability to write queries data extraction and analysis. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to work with stakeholders at all levels. Above all you should be a passionate, hard-working and creative person who loves business, loves solving difficult problems and doesn’t mind getting involved in the details.

Basic Qualifications

  • MS in Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning or in another highly quantitative field
  • 4+ years of hands-on industry experience in predictive modeling and large data analysis
  • Track record of delivering large analytical solutions with big business impact
  • 4+ years with Statistical Analysis and Modeling tools like R, Python, SAS or similar
  • Able to write SQL scripts for analysis and reporting
  • Solid communication skills
  • Enjoys working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning or in another highly quantitative field
  • Thinks strategically, but is comfortable diving deep to address tactical challenges.
  • Experience with MPP databases such as Redshift.
  • Previous work with cloud computing
  • A passion for technology
  • Someone who is keen to leverage their existing skills while trying new approaches