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Sr. Data Scientist - Amazon

Seattle, Washington
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North America Consumer is one of Amazon’s largest businesses, including North America retail and third party sellers, as well as an array of innovative new programs including Alexa Shopping and Amazon Business. The NA Consumer Finance organization is looking for a smart, motivated, and driven Sr. Data Scientist to build out a new source of analytical capability for the team. In this critical role, the successful candidate will influence decisions by making improvements to existing financial models as well as implementing state-of-the-art solutions to never before solved problems. In doing so you will provide perspective on the most important business issues that affect a wide diversity of customers and products.

As a Sr. Data Scientist you will be responsible for modeling complex business challenges, discovering insights and identifying opportunities through the use of statistical, machine learning, algorithmic, data mining and visualization techniques. You will need to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders and finance team members, and should be able to apply a breadth of tools, data sources and analytical techniques to answer a wide range of high-impact business questions and present the insights in concise and effective manner. Additionally, the candidate should be an effective communicator capable of independently driving issues to resolution and communicating insights to non-technical audiences.

What You Will Do

  • Translate ambiguous business questions and concerns into specific quantitative questions that can be answered with available data using sound methodologies.
  • Retrieve, synthesize, and present critical data in a format that is immediately useful to answering specific questions or improving business performance.
  • Analyze historical data to identify trends and build causal elasticity estimates.
  • Improve upon existing methodologies and financial models by developing new data sources, testing model enhancements, and fine-tuning model parameters.
  • Partner with central economics, machine learning, finance and other analytics teams to ensure the most efficient and effective allocation of resources to tackle our team's agenda.
  • Build decision-making models and propose solution for the business problem you defined.
  • Conduct written and verbal presentation to share insights and recommendations to audiences of varying levels of technical sophistication.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in highly quantitative field (CS, machine learning, mathematics, statistics) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with R, Python, SAS, Matlab or other statistical/machine learning software.
  • Experience applying various machine learning techniques, and understanding the key parameters that affect their performance.
  • Experience developing experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, and the ability to accurately determine cause and effect relationships.
  • Have a history of building systems that capture and utilize large data sets in order to quantify performance via metrics or KPIs.
  • Understanding of relevant statistical measures such as confidence intervals, significance of error measurements, development and evaluation data sets, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience with machine learning, statistical modeling, data mining, and analytics techniques.
  • Previous experience in a ML or data scientist role with a large technology company.
  • Ability to distill informal customer requirements into problem definitions, dealing with ambiguity and competing objectives.
  • Ability to manage and quantify improvement in customer experience or value for the business resulting from research outcomes.

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


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Posted: 2019-08-30 Expires: 2019-10-29

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