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Economist - Ads Impact

Job ID: 1811756 | Services LLC


Job summary
Working at the intersection of data science and economics.

Amazon's Advertising Impact Team is looking for an Economist to help and be part of a team to put cutting-edge causal inference and machine learning advertising research into production. We are looking for a unique individual who is interested in bigger picture strategic thinking but with the passion for big data.

This team is responsible for modeling short-term and long-term customer behavior in relation to advertising using state of the art econometrics and machine learning as well as sizing and running experiments. This role requires presenting results to some of the most senior leaders of the company.

About Amazon's advertising business:

Amazon is investing heavily in building a world class advertising business and we are responsible for defining and delivering a collection of self-service performance advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks daily and are breaking fresh ground to create world-class products. We are highly motivated, collaborative and fun-loving with an entrepreneurial spirit and bias for action. With a broad mandate to experiment and innovate, we are growing at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities.

Sponsored Products helps merchants, retail vendors, and brand owners succeed via native advertising that grows incremental sales of their products sold through Amazon. The Sponsored Products Ad Marketplace team optimizes the systems and ad placements to match demand with supply using a combination of machine learning, big data analytics, ultra-low latency high-volume engineering systems, and quantitative product focus. Our goals are to help buyers discover new products they love, be the most efficient way for Advertisers to meet their business objectives and continue to build a big, sustainable business that helps Amazon continuously innovate on behalf of all customers.


• PhD in Economics or closely related field
• Experience in industry, consulting, government or academic research


• Excellent writing skills for both technical and business-facing documents.
• Strong research track record, drives results.
• Experience with reduce form causal analysis/modeling and machine learning
• Experience working with very large, disparate data sets and big data tools such as Spark.
• Proficiency in one or more programming languages (Python, Scala, R)

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