• Data Scientist - Alexa Language Technologies

    Location US-CA-East Palo Alto
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/26/2018 6:51 AM)
    Job ID
    A2Z Development Center, Inc.
  • 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 Amazon.com, 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:

    We’re looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive Data Scientist to help build industry-leading intelligent Alexa-enabled products that customers love. Our mission is to leverage Data Science, in order to reduce users’ cognitive load, reduce friction in their day-to-day activities and ultimately, inspire our customers by enabling serendipitous discovery of experience. You will be responsible for data-driven improvements to our spoken language understanding models. You will be working with a unique and gifted team of engineers and scientists engaged in a fast-paced mission to conceive and deliver new products.

    Key Responsibilities
    - Apply Statistical and Machine Learning methods to specific business problems and data
    - Ensure data quality throughout all stages of acquisition and processing, including such areas as data sourcing/collection, ground truth generation, normalization, transformation, cross-lingual alignment/mapping, etc.
    - Design, develop, evaluate, and release highly innovative models elevate the customer experience and track impact over time
    - Collaborate with colleagues from multidisciplinary science, engineering and business backgrounds.
    - Work with engineers to develop efficient data querying and modeling infrastructure for both offline and online use cases
    - Manage your own process: identify and execute on high impact projects, triage external requests, and make sure you bring projects to conclusion in time for the results to be useful
    - Communicate proposals and results in a clear manner backed by data and coupled with actionable conclusions to drive business decisions

    Basic Qualifications

    - Bachelor's degree in Math, Finance, Statistics, Engineering or related discipline
    - Experience with Python, R, or other statistics/machine learning packages
    - 3+ years experience as a business analyst, data scientist or similar job function
    - 1+ years of relevant experience building statistical models and machine learning.
    - Experience developing experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes
    - Experience using baselines to accurately determine cause and effect relations

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Advanced degree in Math, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline
    - Demonstrated ability to frame complex analytical problems and extract insights that led to tangible business results
    - High-level knowledge of various machine learning techniques and key parameters that affect their performance
    - Fluency in a foreign language
    - The motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.
    - Strong attention to detail
    - Exceptional level of organization
    - Ability to think creatively and solve problems

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