Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. We hire the world's brightest minds, offering them a fast paced, technologically sophisticated and friendly work environment.
Economists at Amazon will be expected to work directly with senior management on key business problems faced in retail, international retail, cloud computing, third party merchants, search, Kindle, streaming video, and operations. Amazon economists will apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, online advertising and other areas. You will build econometric models, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment. Economists at Amazon will be expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.
Key job responsibilities
At Customer Trust and Partner Support, we work hard to build trust with both Amazon Customers and Selling Partners. The role offers a unique opportunity to work in a fast growing business at an intersection between Customers and Selling Partners. You will work on a central economist team focused on building scalable analytical solutions for shaping the strategies of the business.
We are looking for a seasoned Economist who has a deep and broad analytic background, and is passionate about helping business to make data- and science-based decisions to make a real difference. Experience in applied analytics is essential, and you should be familiar with modern tools for data science and business analysis. Experience in people management is preferred and a passion to help people to grow is a must. We seek creative thinkers and practical doers who can think big and who can also roll up sleeves and execute on these big ideas.
A day in the life
As a senior economist manager on the team, you will partner with our business and engineering partners to deliver innovative modeling solutions to help Selling partners and Brands to thrive on Amazon and to ensure a smooth and trustworthy experience for our Customers. This is an opportunity for a high-energy individual to bring economics and Machine Learning techniques into real world applications, to build scalable solutions to systematically deliver impacts to millions of Customers and Selling Partners, and to communicate insights to business and leadership.
About the team
At Selling Partner Risk Econ team, Economists and scientists create science- and data-based solutions at scale for evaluating and optimizing programs for safeguarding consumers against potentially risky sellers and products, and for designing mechanisms to encourage good behavior and deter bad behavior of Amazon sellers.
· PhD in Economics or closely related field
· PhD in Economics or related field
· Experience in industry, consulting, government or academic research
· Applicants with considerably more experience, including mid-career, are also strongly encouraged.
· Strong background in statistics methodology, applications to business problems, and/or big data.
· Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment.
· Strong research track record.
· Effective verbal and written communications skills.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.