1+ months

Manager - Data Science - Amazon

Boston, Massachusetts


Amazon strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can research and purchase anything they might want online or offline. We set big goals and are looking for people who can help us reach and exceed them. Kindle is one example of this. Kindle is the best-selling product in the history of Amazon.com, and the Kindle business is one of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses at Amazon. The Amazon device team designs & engineers high profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle family of products. We have also produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo. We provide customers a fully integrated service with instant access to over 27 million movies, TV shows, magazines, newspapers, books, songs, apps, and games.

The Alexa Data Services team (ADS) is part of Amazon’s speech platform organization that provides spoken language understanding capabilities for a variety of Amazon products and searches, most visibly, the Amazon Echo family of devices.

We are seeking an exceptionally talented Data Science manager to lead a team of scientists that will define the next generation of ADS process efficiencies. The leader will be responsible for identifying strategies to simplify, speed up, and error proof data processes that power Alexa machine learning. The leader will have experience or background in statistical and predictive modelling, be comfortable with SQL/python/R and associated libraries, have strong analytic skills, and have a passion for using data to drive business results. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, have an inquisitive mind that finds surprising needles in haystacks of data on a regular basis. Beyond the proficiency with data analytics, a successful candidate will have experience successfully leading teams, developing people, and building a scalable analytics infrastructure. This person must have strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit, the ability to influence others and strong cross-functional leadership. This person needs to have good judgment and passion for helping customers discover the right product at the right time. As the single threaded leader, you will hire, coach, and lead your team of data scientists to leverage the wealth of Amazon’s information and develop innovative models and insights that surface actionable insights. You define your team’s roadmap in partnership with business and technology leaders, enabling us to continually delight our modeling and scientist community of customers resulting in end customer delight.

You and your team will have expertise in a broad range of data science methodologies and combine this knowledge with a deep understanding of ML and Operations challenges.

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


Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer science, Math, Statistics, Economics or related field

  • 8+ years of experience in business intelligence, big data analytics, statistical methods and machine learning techniques including expertise in deriving insights from big data analyses to solve business and technical problems.
  • Familiarity with various Data Science disciplines including descriptive analytics, optimization, probability, hypothesis testing, regression, forecasting and machine learning.
  • Self-sufficiency in data analysis (such as R, Python and Matlab) and big data technologies (such as Map Reduce, Spark and Hive).
  • Familiarity with various data visualization tools such as Tableau, Qlikview and QuickSight
  • 5+ years of experience leading analytical teams and a track record of developing teams to produce successful Data Science solutions that deliver significant benefit to business.
  • Able to guide the team to make the right scientific or technical trade-offs to meet long term/short-term business needs.
  • Own and responsible for defining his team charters, delivery and defining success metrics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • People management and responsible for their employees career growth and development.
  • Stakeholder management and status reporting.
  • Identifying new opportunities in partnership with business partners.
  • Design and lead reviews for efficient data models using industry best practices and metadata for ad hoc and pre-built reporting.
  • Interface with business customers, gathering requirements and delivering complete data & reporting solutions owning the design, development, and maintenance of ongoing metrics, reports, analyses, dashboards, etc. to drive key business decisions.
  • Track record in building consensus among discordant views.
  • Track record working and delivering end-to-end projects independently including ability to lead teams to quickly adapt to changing priorities and generate innovative solutions in an extremely fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Economics or related field

  • 10+ years of leading teams to deliver data analytics and machine learning solutions
  • Proven expertise in one or multiple of the following areas: machine learning, deep learning, Choice modeling, media effectiveness, audience expansion, time series and natural language processing
  • Demonstrated industry leadership in the fields of speech and natural language processing and Artificial Intelligence
  • Track record of working with partners globally
  • Track record of scientific and business publications

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

Company - Amazon.com Services, Inc.
Job ID: A644889


Posted: 2019-05-09 Expires: 2019-07-08

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