• Principal, Head of Machine Learning, Payment Products

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 9 months ago(9 months ago)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Machine Learning Science
  • Job Description

    Lead machine learning at the intersection of fintech and adtech. Amazon's Payment Products business is seeking an experienced ML practitioner to develop our vision and roadmap for learning.

    We are seeking a machine learning or applied science thought leader with academic and/or hands-on experience. As the Principal, Head of Machine Learning, you will develop and coach a team of talented machine learning scientists and research scientists. You will lead your team in defining and executing new ML initiatives. As a true Amazonian, you will work backwards from the customer, improving our ability to surface the most relevant contents for each customer.

    To be successful in this role, a strong foundation in programming and statistics is key. The right candidate will have a background in academia or industry, developing new methodologies and ML capabilities. The ability to influence your peers and leadership will enable others to adopt your vision. The Principal will serve as a thought leader and collaborate with Amazon's global ML experts.

    Basic Qualifications

    3+ years experience leading and developing a team of machine learning scientists.
    PhD in Operations Research, Engineering, Discrete or Convex Optimization, Planning and Scheduling, Resource Allocation, or a related field.
    4+ years of research or work experience as a Research Scientist or related occupation in the fields of Operations Research, Logistics, or Supply Chain.
    One year of research or work experience must include each of the following: experience with design, development, and production implementation of resource allocation or optimization algorithms for business applications.
    2+ years programming in Java, C++, Python/Spark.
    Application of statistics and probability in systems analysis.
    Demonstrated experience with problem solving and data analysis on large datasets.
    Successfully mentored individual contributors to develop their technical skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience with machine learning in production systems, advertising platforms, or customer-facing applications.
    Successfully managed individuals to develop their technical skills, writing and leadership abilities.
    Ability to communicate research findings and processes to business stakeholders.

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

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