The New Programs Group within Amazon Fashion is looking for Applied Scientist to help redefine and build new, exciting experiences for customers shopping for apparel and related fashion products. We own services that enable personalized customer experiences for our customers while pushing the envelope through novel scientific research, advancing the state of art in the field of Computer Vision, Image Recognition and Machine Learning. We’re looking for a thought leader to lead the charge with cutting edge research and application of machine learning to address the unique and ambiguous problems in our space. You will work with talented peers in a team that provides opportunities to innovate in a start-up mode, partner with business teams to deliver customer experiences that disrupt status quo.
The ideal candidate is a strong, creative and highly-motivated Scientist with hands-on experience in leading multiple research and engineering initiatives. You balance technical leadership with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology, tools, and methodologies. You excel in translating broader business objective into Machine Learning science formulations, research for potential solutions or invent new solutions for the objective. You strive for simplicity, demonstrate high judgment backed by sound statistical reasoning and robust machine learning models to deliver creative solutions. You do independent research and develop non-trivial Machine Learning solutions. You mentor and lead scientists and engineers, contribute to Amazon's Intellectual Property through patents and/or external publications.
· Participate in the design, development, evaluation, deployment and updating of data-driven models and analytical solutions for machine learning (ML) applications.
· Develop and/or apply statistical modeling techniques (e.g. Convolutional Neural Networks), optimization methods, and other ML techniques to different applications in business and engineering.
· Routinely build and deploy ML models on available data.
· Research and implement novel ML and statistical approaches to add value to the business.
· Mentor junior engineers and scientists.
· Graduate degree (MS or PhD) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, or Mathematics with specialization in Computer Vision, Image Recognition, Machine Learning, or related field
· 6+ years of experience implementing computer vision algorithms using both toolkits and self developed code
· 1+ years of experience in Java, C++, or other programming language, as well as with Python or a similar scripting language
· Algorithm and model development experience for large-scale applications and distributed systems
· Good written and spoken communication skills
· Experience working with large datasets and Deep Learning algorithms
· Ability to communicate effectively to both technical and nontechnical audience and breadth in state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning technologies
· Significant peer reviewed scientific contributions in premier journals and conferences
· Proven track record of innovation in creating novel algorithms and advancing the state of the art
· Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies with high customer impact
· Experience with defining research and development practices in an applied environment
· Proven track record in technically leading and mentoring scientists
· Experience working effectively with software engineering teams as well as solid software development experience