Sr. Data Scientist, Prime Video

Job ID: 1527509 | Amazon.com Services LLC

DESCRIPTION


Prime Video is changing traditional media with an ever-increasing selection of movies, TV shows, Emmy Award winning original content, add-on subscriptions including HBO, and live events like Thursday Night Football. Our architecture operates at exabyte-scale, engineered for reliability, scalability, and performance. Prime Video runs on thousands of device types in over 200 territories worldwide.

The Playback Optimization team designs, implements and operates the services and systems responsible for Optimizing and delivering video content to all Prime video customers. Our services and systems are invoked every time our customers click play on the thousands of device types supported by Prime Video in over 240 territories worldwide. We direct gigabits of video data across the Internet every second and ensure that our customers receive the best Optimized playback experience possible. We're building a new and ground-breaking technology from the ground-up to deliver spectacular Optimized video Playback experience to our customers for big live events such as English Premier League and the US Open.

As a Senior Data scientist on our team you will wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment that’s more startup than big company. We’ll need to tackle complex problems that span a variety of domains: Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, Natural Language processing, real-time and distributed systems and help us build services and systems from ground up which scale and serve billions of requests per day, with obsessively high reliability and low operational overhead. Ideal candidate must demonstrate ability to think strategically and analytically about business, product, and technical challenges to contribute to the development of current and future technical roadmaps for Playback optimization Team. You will help us build the future of advanced analytics across the Prime Video playback, You will partner with Business Intelligence Engineers, Data Engineers, and Software Engineering teams to drive experimentation, forward-looking insights, predictive modeling, and machine learning algorithms. You will build best-in-class analytics solutions at scale. Your work will focus on training and evaluating models and deploying them to production where we continuously monitor and evaluate. You will work on large engineering efforts that solve significantly complex problems facing global customers. You will be trusted to operate with independence and are often assigned to focus on areas with significant impact on audience satisfaction. You must be equally comfortable digging in to customer requirements as you are drilling into design with development teams and developing production ready learning models. You consistently bring strong, data-driven business and technical judgment to decisions. We experiment a lot and it is a must to learn and be curios. You will be encouraged to see the big picture, be innovative, and positively impact millions of customers.

You'll work with experienced managers who'll care for you. We'll guide you on your career growth path and there's no shortage of technical challenges.

Responsibilities:

• Implement code (Python, R, Scala, etc.) for analyzing data and building statistical models to solve specific business problems. Work with software engineering teams to productionize algorithms where appropriate.
• Lead the development of the scientific roadmap, guide and develop junior engineers in designing and implementing scientific solutions.
• Translate analytic insights into concrete, actionable recommendations for business or product improvement. Develop and present these as reports to senior stakeholders with ranging levels of technical knowledge.
• Create, enhance, and maintain technical documentation, and present to other scientists, engineers and business leaders.
• Demonstrate thorough technical knowledge on feature engineering of massive datasets, effective exploratory data analysis, and model building to deliver accurate and effective business insights.
• Innovate by researching, learning, and adapting new modeling techniques and procedures to existing business problems.
• Manage and execute entire project from start to finish including problem solving, data gathering and manipulation, predictive modeling, and stakeholder engagement.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor's Degree
· 5+ years of experience with data scripting languages (e.g SQL, Python, R etc.) or statistical/mathematical software (e.g. R, SAS, or Matlab)
· 4+ years working as a Data Scientist
As a Senior Data scientist on our team you will wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment that’s more startup than big company. We’ll need to tackle complex problems that span a variety of domains: Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, Natural Language processing, real-time and distributed systems and help us build services and systems from ground up which scale and serve billions of requests per day, with obsessively high reliability and low operational overhead. Ideal candidate must demonstrate ability to think strategically and analytically about business, product, and technical challenges to contribute to the development of current and future technical roadmaps for Playback optimization Team. You will help us build the future of advanced analytics across the Prime Video playback, You will partner with Business Intelligence Engineers, Data Engineers, and Software Engineering teams to drive experimentation, forward-looking insights, predictive modeling, and machine learning algorithms. You will build best-in-class analytics solutions at scale. Your work will focus on training and evaluating models and deploying them to production where we continuously monitor and evaluate. You will work on large engineering efforts that solve significantly complex problems facing global customers. You will be trusted to operate with independence and are often assigned to focus on areas with significant impact on audience satisfaction. You must be equally comfortable digging in to customer requirements as you are drilling into design with development teams and developing production ready learning models. You consistently bring strong, data-driven business and technical judgment to decisions. We experiment a lot and it is a must to learn and be curios. You will be encouraged to see the big picture, be innovative, and positively impact millions of customers.

You'll work with experienced managers who'll care for you. We'll guide you on your career growth path and there's no shortage of technical challenges.

Responsibilities:

• Implement code (Python, R, Scala, etc.) for analyzing data and building statistical models to solve specific business problems. Work with software engineering teams to productionize algorithms where appropriate.
• Lead the development of the scientific roadmap, guide and develop junior engineers in designing and implementing scientific solutions.
• Translate analytic insights into concrete, actionable recommendations for business or product improvement. Develop and present these as reports to senior stakeholders with ranging levels of technical knowledge.
• Create, enhance, and maintain technical documentation, and present to other scientists, engineers and business leaders.
• Demonstrate thorough technical knowledge on feature engineering of massive datasets, effective exploratory data analysis, and model building to deliver accurate and effective business insights.
• Innovate by researching, learning, and adapting new modeling techniques and procedures to existing business problems.
• Manage and execute entire project from start to finish including problem solving, data gathering and manipulation, predictive modeling, and stakeholder engagement.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS



• Implement code (Python, R, Scala, etc.) for analyzing data and building statistical models to solve specific business problems. Work with software engineering teams to productionize algorithms where appropriate.
• Lead the development of the scientific roadmap, guide and develop junior engineers in designing and implementing scientific solutions.
• Translate analytic insights into concrete, actionable recommendations for business or product improvement. Develop and present these as reports to senior stakeholders with ranging levels of technical knowledge.
• Create, enhance, and maintain technical documentation, and present to other scientists, engineers and business leaders.
• Demonstrate thorough technical knowledge on feature engineering of massive datasets, effective exploratory data analysis, and model building to deliver accurate and effective business insights.
• Innovate by researching, learning, and adapting new modeling techniques and procedures to existing business problems.
• Manage and execute entire project from start to finish including problem solving, data gathering and manipulation, predictive modeling, and stakeholder engagement.


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