Amazon Prime Video is seeking an experienced Data Scientist for the Prime Video Search team to truly innovate how video discovery works on behalf of millions of customers, globally. Do you have a genuine curiosity about how customers find video content and a dedication to creative problem solving to make it easier for customers to jump into playback? You will help lead research efforts, prototype, develop, and run statistical models to forecast search customer behavior of new/updated customer experiences. We are still Day One, enabling you to drive impact globally and across all Prime Video enabled devices as you work with a team to build out science-ready data sets focused on making Prime Video search the first place for customers to begin their content viewing discovery.
Key job responsibilities
You will build models and tools using technical knowledge in machine learning, statistical modeling, probability and decision theory, and other quantitative techniques to drive hypothesis testing and business insights.
You will improve upon existing methodologies by developing new data sources, testing model enhancements, and fine-tuning model parameters.
You will directly contribute to the design and development of automated forecasting systems.
You will have the opportunity to collaborate with product, program, engineers, business intelligence, and applied scientists to define product requirements, provide analytical support, and communicate feedback.
A day in the life
What is a perfect search? How about the next level around that? What is the ideal balance of relevance and popularity for different types of searches? What CX provides the best conversion to streaming, as our most important metric? So many great questions for you to analyze and answer in this role, atop a robustly engineered data pipeline.
About the team
Our mission is to become the universal choice for people to search for streaming video content, regardless of how much they know about what they’re looking for. We efficiently deliver reliable, correct answers to customers’ searches on the first
try, connecting users with the content they’re looking for across Amazon’s sizable, diverse video catalog. We delight our customers when we accurately understand their search intent and deliver search results in a logical CX that feels tailored to their searc
journey. We answer increasingly sophisticated queries that incorporate the capabilities of search engines, IMDb and the plethora of emerging information sources, and do so authoritatively and correctly in one stop.
· Bachelor's Degree
· 3+ years of experience with data scripting languages (e.g SQL, Python, R etc.) or statistical/mathematical software (e.g. R, SAS, or Matlab)
· 2 years working as a Data Scientist
· Experience analyzing CX experiments to set hypotheses, goals and success metrics
· Video, search or video search experience
· Strong writing skills
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