Machine Learning Applied Scientist, Amazon Advertising

Job ID: 1104830 | Services LLC


Amazon is building a world class advertising business and defining and delivering a collection of self-service performance advertising products that drive discovery and sales of merchandise. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks daily and are breaking fresh ground to create world-class products.

Our team's mandate is to accelerate advertising in the Books category as it requires a differentiated customer and advertiser experience. We own end-to-end the advertising experience including placements, ad relevance, creative, ad serving, advertiser experience, and marketing. We are looking for entrepreneurial, innovative individuals who thrive on solving tough problems. We are investing in a deep science and technical team in the heart of NYC to pursue this exciting opportunity.

About this role:
We are seeking a talented, energetic, entrepreneurial, and self-driven Applied Scientist with a background in Machine Learning to join our team. In this role, you will optimize serving ads on billions of product pages. The solutions you create would drive step increases in coverage of search and brand ads across the retail website and ensure relevant ads are served to Amazon's customers. You will directly impact our customers’ shopping experience while helping our sellers get the maximum ROI from advertising on Amazon. You will be expected to demonstrate strong ownership and should be curious to learn and leverage the rich textual, image, and other contextual signals.

This role will challenge you to utilize cutting-edge machine learning techniques in the domain of predictive modeling, natural language processing (NLP), deep learning, reinforcement learning, query understanding, and vector search (kNN) to deliver significant impact for the business. Ideal candidates will be able to work cross functionally across multiple stakeholders, synthesize the science needs of our business partners, develop models to solve business needs, and implement solutions in production.


· 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


· Experience building content based recommendation models.
· Experience in NLP techniques.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively advocate technical solutions to research scientists, engineering teams and business audiences.
· Experience in the Ad-Tech industry.

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