Applied Scientist

Job ID: 1314018 | Amazon.com Services LLC

DESCRIPTION

Amazon music offerings are available in multiple countries, and our applications support our mission of delivering music to customers in a way that enhances their day-to-day lives. We can be found on platforms such as the Amazon Echo, Kindle Fire, iOS, and Android as well as on a mixture of home and auto streaming platforms.


The Amazon Music Catalog team is responsible for persisting, computing, reconciling and vending Music rights and metadata to other teams and services across Amazon. We process hundreds of millions of updates per day and our services serve tens of thousands of requests per secs to all Amazon Music Customers. We own critical platforms that makes access to the Amazon Music Catalog highly available and accessible to every one.


As a research scientist, you will provide machine learning leadership to the team that helps accelerate the business. You will build various data and machine learning models that help us innovate different ways to enhance customer experience.
You will need to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats, and work in a highly collaborative environment. We like to move fast, experiment, iterate and then scale quickly, thoughtfully balancing speed and quality.



Responsibilities:


· Drive collaborative research and creative problem solving
· Constructively critique peer research and mentor junior scientists and engineers
· Create experiments and prototype implementations of new learning algorithms and prediction techniques
· Collaborate with engineering teams to design and implement software solutions for science problems
· Contribute to progress of the Amazon and broader research communities by producing publications

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

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operational Research, Statistics or a related quantitative field
· 7+ years of practical experience applying ML to solve complex problems in an applied environment
· Significant peer-reviewed scientific contributions in premier journals and conferences
· Strong CS fundamentals in data structures, problem solving, algorithm design and complexity analysis
· Experience with defining research and development practices in an applied environment
· Proven track record in technically leading and mentoring scientists
· Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts


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