Economist II

Job ID: 1318502 | Amazon Web Services, Inc.


The Central AWS Econ team is dedicated to bringing the most trustworthy evidence-based analysis to the most strategic decisions for AWS leadership.
Our studies impact strategic investments, service business model, resource allocation, product priorities and pricing models, go-to-market motions and more.

This economist role partners with AWS business leaders across the organization to define and deliver on economic questions that guide their most strategic decisions. The successful candidate will be a problem solver who enjoys diving into data, is excited by difficult modeling challenges and ambiguous starting points, and possesses strong communication skills to effectively interface and collaborate with product, finance, planning and business teams.

Specific questions include developing supporting economics for new business model, evaluating the relationship between short and long term growth, mapping and affecting the customer journey through different AWS products and cloud technologies.

The Central AWS Econ team is dedicated to answering these (and many more) questions using quantitative, economic and statistical methods.

Key Responsibilities:
· Frame and conduct economic studies, from question definition to and communicating practical implications to senior leadership
· Develop new repeatable data analysis pipelines to be used by non-economists


· PhD in Economics
· Proven experience in R, Python, or a related software
· 2+ years post PhD experience in conducting economic research
· Ability to learn and implement new methods
· Ability to communicate relevant scientific insights from data to non-technical audience


· Experience working with an interdisciplinary science and business team
· Experience with business-wide decision support systems
· Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts

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