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Applied Scientist – Machine Learning for new video services

Applied Scientist – Machine Learning for new video services

Job ID 
548519
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
8/25/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Research Science
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

We are inventing new media and advertising experiences centered around high quality, responsive and engaging videos. We are looking for highly skilled and creative engineers and research scientist with machine learning experience to define and implement recommendation and personalization systems that will be part of the underlying infrastructure that will allow us to deliver these innovative and high-quality experiences to our customers.

We believe strongly in experimentation, iterating quickly and getting feedback from our customers. The solutions you create need to ensure that the infrastructure facilitates and encourages this experimentation while being able to scale to the level needed at Amazon. You will have the freedom, support, and encouragement to think big and invent on behalf of our customers.

What you will work on:
You will work with a team of talented and experienced engineers and designers to help bring new products to market and ensure that both groups of core customers (Amazon shoppers and advertisers) are delighted by what we create. This is a greenfield project where you get to define the architecture and implement scalable video recommendation and personalization services that will delight customers and provide them with engaging and relevant content.
We’re crafting something new and exciting that has never been done before at Amazon and the services you build will become the fundamental underpinnings.


What we are looking for:
We are looking for creative, customer and details obsessed research scientists who can apply the latest research, state of the art algorithms and machine learning to build highly scalable recommendation and personalization systems. In addition to being technically deep you need to have exceptional product ownership and the ability to own a project from inception through to deployment and operations. You will need the ability to have a long term technical vision, while also integrating feedback from customers and taking into consideration the long-term impact of any decisions. We need someone who loves learning and wants to work with an experienced team in a quick moving, iterative and highly collaborative environment.

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

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years software development experience coding in Java or related technologies
  • Experience implementing and deploying Machine Learning (ML) applications
  • PhD in in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building recommendation systems
  • Experience with online video
  • Experience with video advertising
  • Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical design