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Applied Science Manager, Fashion Innovation

Job ID: 1836492 | Amazon.com Services LLC

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Job summary
Are you passionate about building systems that process massive amounts of data? Are you excited by developing and productizing machine learning, deep learning and computer vision algorithms on the edge and/or on the cloud? Do you enjoy working with a huge diversity of engineers, scientists, and user-experience researchers? If so, you have found the right match!

The Fashion Innovation tech team at Amazon is working to redefine and build new, exciting experiences for customers shopping for apparel and related fashion products. We own services that enable personalized customer experiences for our customers while pushing the envelope through novel scientific research, advancing the state of art in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. We’re looking for a thought leader and manager to lead the charge with cutting edge research and application of machine learning to address the unique and ambiguous problems in our space. You will manage a team of talented individuals, innovate in a start-up mode, and partner with business teams to deliver customer experiences that disrupt status quo.

The ideal candidate is a strong, creative and highly-motivated individual with hands-on experience in leading multiple research and engineering initiatives. You balance technical leadership with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology, tools, and methodologies. You excel in translating broader business objective into Machine Learning science formulations, research for potential solutions or invent new solutions for the objective. You strive for simplicity, demonstrate high judgment backed by sound statistical reasoning and robust machine learning models to deliver creative solutions. You manage a team doing independent research to develop non-trivial Machine learning solutions. You will serve as a technical lead on the team and mentor scientists and engineers. You will also actively contribute to Amazon's Intellectual Property through patents and/or external publications.

Key job responsibilities
· Lead complex projects that design and build computer vision and deep neural network models to solve a customer facing usecase in fashion space.
· Collaborate with product managers, program managers, UX researchers/designers, and engineering teams to transform the apparel shopping experience for Amazon customers.
· Perform hands-on data analysis, build machine-learning models and communicate the impact to senior management.
· Drive continued scientific innovation as a thought leader in the team.
· Lead and mentor Applied Scientists and Engineers in the team.


A day in the life
You will build and lead a diverse team of Applied Scientists and Software development engineers to solve a variety of technical challenges. You will own the technology roadmap that will drive future products and features that directly affect our growth in this critical space. You will partner with Product Managers, UX designers, and Engineering leaders on the development and execution of a technical roadmap that includes Machine Learning (ML), Computer Vision (CV), 3D visualization, and other emerging technologies. You'll interact regularly with senior leadership as you bring your vision to life.

About the team
The Fashion Innovation tech team at Amazon is working to redefine and build new, exciting experiences for customers shopping for apparel and related fashion products. We own services that enable personalized customer experiences for our customers while pushing the envelope through novel scientific research, advancing the state of art in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· PhD degree with 4+ years of applied research experience or a Master's degree and 6+ years of experience of applied research experience.
· Experience on Machine Learning, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or other related fields.
· Leadership experience in a research team, including planning, mentoring, and ownership of group outcomes.
· Skills with Python, C++, or other programming language.
· Knowledge of OpenGL/Cuda and ARkit/ARcore is a plus.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

An ideal candidate is a strong, creative and highly-motivated researcher / engineer and manager with experience in one or more of the following areas:
· Developing and optimizing deep learning models to run on the edge and/or the cloud.
· Human body modeling and reconstruction techniques.
· Computer vision / deep learning problems in Augmented Reality.
· Multi-task networks and/or Generative Adversarial networks.
· Garment modeling and cloth simulation.
· Computational geometry, advanced graphics and rendering.
· Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
· Ability to distill problem definitions, models, and constraints from informal business requirements, and to deal with ambiguity and competing objectives
· Published research work in academic conferences or industry circles


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