Applied Scientist, Digital Advertising

Job ID: 1103714 | Amazon.com Services LLC

DESCRIPTION

Are you passionate about developing new state-of-the-art measurement approaches at Petabyte scale? Amazon Advertising is one of Amazon’s fastest growing businesses, and we are leveraging our unique data, the latest machine learning methods and big data technologies to better understand how advertising influences customer behavior. We are looking for an Applied Scientist to develop new systems and methods in the most challenging and data rich areas of marketing. We need an expert in experimental statistics, machine learning or causal inference to design advanced new models with our world class data systems.

As part of the 1PM team, this role will partner with a dedicated engineering team measuring the impact Amazon's advertising and identifying opportunities for optimization at scale. We drive initiatives to make smarter marketing decisions and improve the relevance of advertising to our customers. We move away from industry standard measurement systems and build sophisticated and insightful decision engines. We enable massive advertising programs, generating billions of impressions with decorated with rich representations of customer state. The major challenges we are solving include integrating petabyte-scale distributed retail systems into a singular service to synthesize e-commerce data into measurement and optimization models. The successful candidate will have a causal inference background, a start-up mentality, an appreciation for white-space, and success solving problems with large data sets.

Key responsibilities include:
· Scientists at Amazon are expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets and contribute to design of automated systems.
· Apply ML, statistics or econometrics knowledge to develop and analyze prototype models.
· Design and analyze data from large-scale online experiments in order to validate prototype models.
· Collaborate with scientists across teams in peer-review processes, publishing research in internal forms and industry conferences.
· Partner closely with product and engineering teams to develop new measurement systems and translate prototype models to production.
· Establish scalable, efficient, and automated processes for large scale model development, validation, and implementation.
· Research and experiment with novel statistical modeling approaches.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· PhD or equivalent Master's Degree plus 4+ years of experience in CS, CE, ML or related field
· 2+ years of experience of building machine learning models for business application
· Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience productionizing statistical models.
· Domain expertise in quantitative marketing.
· Effective verbal and written communications skills.
· Experience designing experiments, and ability to infer causal relationships.


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