Machine Learning Applied Scientist

Job ID: 1607694 | Amazon Europe Core SARL - LUX


Amazon is looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive applied scientist with Machine Learning and optionally Search background to join the International Search team. As an applied scientist, you will invent, build and deploy state of the art machine-learning models and systems to enable and enhance the team's mission—real world incarnations of some of the most difficult academic problems.
You will work with the largest online retail search application in the world, both in terms of users, catalogue size, and computing resources, and your work will directly impact millions of our customers. You will collaborate with recognized experts in science and engineering to develop novel algorithms and modeling techniques to advance the state-of-the-art in search and natural language processing. You will partner closely with our engineering teams, present your work to product and engineering teams at Amazon, publish scientific papers and apply for patents for your inventions.

· Work on research projects in machine learning and related fields to create highly innovative customer experiences;
· Analyze large amounts of data to discover patterns, find opportunities, and develop highly innovative, scalable algorithms to seize these opportunities;
· Validate models via statistically rigorous experiments across millions of customers;
· Work closely with software engineering teams to build scalable prototypes for testing, and integrate successful models and algorithms in production systems at very large scale;
· Work side by side with fellow applied scientists in the team.
Our team is located in our European headquarters in Luxembourg, in the heart of Europe.

About Luxembourg:
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a diverse and multicultural country located in the heart of Europe, bordered by France, Belgium and Germany, with a total population of around half a million. Luxembourg has Luxembourgish, French and German as national languages, with English spoken by the many expatriates and most locals. Luxembourg is known for banking, steel and a number of EU institutions plus an increasing number of technology-centric organizations. Luxembourg boasts a rich cultural scene and a high standard of living.


· Ms or Ph.D degree in Machine Learning or Computer Science
· At least 2 years of professional experience or phd in a relevant field: machine learning, deep learning, knowledge bases, recommendation systems, information retrieval, natural language understanding, robotics, statistics, computer vision, etc.
· Fundamentals in problem solving, computer science, algorithm design, complexity analysis, mathematics and statistics.
· Proficiency in at least one major programming language (Java, C++, Python, Scala or similar). The more the merrier.
· Good verbal and written communication and presentation skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts.


· Ph.D degree in Machine Learning, Computer Science, Information Retrieval, Mathematics, Statistics, or related quantitative field.
· Previous work in information retrieval.
· Practical experience in building machine learning models from A to Z, from problem definition to deployment.
· Practical experience in building and evaluating models using major libraries such as MxNet, TensorFlow or Scikit-Learn.
· Experience in scripting languages is a plus.
· Experience working on gigabyte and terabyte-size datasets
· Experience working in text processing, data mining, and/or data visualisation is a plus.

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