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Applied Scientist

Applied Scientist

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US-CA-East Palo Alto
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A2Z Development Center, Inc.
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Job Description

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

The Role:

Are you an experienced Computer Vision and/or Machine Learning researcher who is capable of diving deep into hard technical problems and coming up with insightful solutions that enable successful products? Are you unafraid of tackling a mind-bending challenge that really will improve peoples' lives in a meaningful way? Would you love to get access to large datasets with billions of images and video to build large-scale machine learning systems? Are you a finisher who can deliver robust, production-quality code that solves complex, real-world problems in ways that delight customers?

If this describes you, come join our team at Lab126 in the heart of Silicon Valley. The team is using computer vision, image recognition, machine learning, real-time and distributed systems to convert requirements into concrete deliverables. A Researcher on this team will translate business and functional requirements into working code. Comfort with a high degree of ambiguity and ability to solve problems that haven’t been solved to scale before are essential.

Key responsibilities will be to conduct research and development in computer vision and related disciplines, and to collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to put the concepts you develop into production. You will determine where commercially available solution and academic research can be applied to solve Amazon business problems, as well as identify opportunities for innovation. You will use a large amount of data to train and test algorithms to bring them up to production level quality. In this role, you will:

  • Research, design, implement and evaluate novel computer vision algorithms
  • Work on large-scale datasets, focusing on creating scalable and accurate computer vision systems in versatile application fields
  • Collaborate closely with team members on developing systems from prototyping to production level
  • Collaborate with teams spread all over the world
  • Work closely with software engineering teams to drive scalable, real-time implementations
  • Track general business activity and provide clear, compelling management reports on a regular basis

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience in state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning technologies
  • 3+ years of experience in implementing computer vision algorithms using both toolkits and self-developed code
  • 1+ years of experience in Java, C++, or other programming language, as well as with R, MATLAB, Python or similar scripting language

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record of innovation in creating novel algorithms and advancing the state of the art
  • Experience investigating, designing, prototyping, and delivering new and innovative system solutionsLinux platform experience
  • Linux platform experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences

Lab126 is part of the, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.