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Research Scientist - Amazon Go

Research Scientist - Amazon Go

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Company Services, Inc.
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Research Science
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Job Description

The Team: Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no lines and no checkout. You simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what you want from our selection of fresh, delicious meals and grocery essentials, and go.

Our checkout-free shopping experience is made possible by our Just Walk Out Technology. It automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When you’re done shopping, you just leave the store. Shortly after, we’ll charge your Amazon account and send you a receipt. Check it out at Designed and custom-built by Amazonians, our technology uses computer vision, sensor fusion, and advanced machine learning. Innovation is part of our DNA. We need people who want to join a high-reaching program that continues to push the edge in computer vision, machine learning, distributed systems and hardware design.

The Role: Everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment that’s more startup than big company. We’ll need to take on problems that span various domains: computer vision, image recognition, machine learning, real-time and distributed systems.
As a Computer Vision Research Scientist, you will help solve a variety of technical challenges and mentor other scientists in our team. Given that this is an early-stage effort, you will play an active role in translating business and functional requirements into elegant, beautiful solutions and build quick prototypes or proofs of concept in partnership with other technology leaders within our team. You will take on challenging, novel situations every day and given the size of this initiative, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple technical teams at Amazon in different locations. You'll need to be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity that’s higher than most projects and love the idea of solving problems that haven’t been solved at scale before - anywhere. When you join our team, we guarantee that you’ll learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact on millions of people.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD required in computer vision, machine learning, or related discipline
  • Depth and breadth in state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning technologies
  • Publications at premier peer-reviewed conferences or journals
  • Consistent track record of innovation in creating novel algorithms and advancing the state of the art
  • Ability to develop practical solutions to complex problems
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency in C/C++, python, and/or matlab

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with designing and building large-scale systems in a multi-tiered, distributed environment (Service Oriented Architecture).
  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and project planning/execution skills including estimating and scheduling.
  • Experience optimizing for short term execution while planning for long term technical capabilities. Ability and willingness to multi-task and learn new technologies quickly.