Economist

Job ID: 1439830 | Amazon.com Services LLC

DESCRIPTION

The Amazon Devices organization designs, builds and markets Kindle e-readers, Fire Tablets, Fire TV Streaming Media Players and Echo devices. The Device Economics team is looking for an Economist to join our fast paced, start-up environment to help invent the future of product economics. We solve significant business problems in the devices and retail spaces by understanding customer behavior and developing business decision-making frameworks.

You will build econometric and machine learning models for causal inference and prediction, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast-moving environment. This involves analyzing Amazon Devices customer behavior, and measuring and predicting the lifetime value of existing and future products. We build scalable systems to ensure that our models have broad applicability and large impact. You will work with Scientists, Economists, Product Managers, and Software Developers to provide meaningful feedback about stakeholder problems to inform business solutions and increase the velocity, quality, and scope behind our recommendations.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

PhD in Economics, Finance, or closely related field
Effective verbal and written communications skills.
0-1 years of experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong background in statistics methodology, applications to business problems, and/or big data.
Experience with data scripting languages (e.g SQL, Python, R etc.) or statistical/mathematical software (e.g. R, SAS, or Matlab)
Applicants with considerably more experience, including mid-career, are also strongly encouraged.

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