• Applied Scientist

    Location US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/30/2018 2:15 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Services, LLC
  • Job Description

    Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future.

    Alexa Information group is responsible for answering all information-related questions for customers as well as building delightful customer experiences around them.

    We are seeking a talented, self-directed Research Scientist to create personalized Alexa customer experience. This is a unique opportunity where you will be working on cutting edge technology and also see it impact customer's lives in meaningful ways.

    • Perform statistical analyses on large data sets, identify problems, and propose solutions.
    • Apply ML techniques to build user understanding.
    • Design scientifically sound online experiments and offline simulations to study and improve products.
    • Work closely with talented engineers to create scalable models and put them to production.
    • Work with partner science teams to identify collaboration opportunities.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Master’s in Computer Science (Machine Learning, AI, Statistics, or equivalent)
    • 4+ years of practical experience applying ML to solve complex problems
    • Algorithm and model development experience for large-scale applications.
    • Experience in scripting language (Python, Perl or similar) and functional programing languages like Scala.
    • Experience performing big data analytics using Spark, Hadoop etc.
    • Experience distilling informal customer requirements into problem definitions, dealing with ambiguity and competing objectives

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Expertise using object oriented language (Java, C++, etc)
    • Extensive knowledge and practical experience in several of the following areas: recommendation systems, information retrieval, machine learning, deep learning, Natural Language Processing and dialogue systems.
    • Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new methodologies with high customer impact;
    • Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts.

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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