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Senior Economist, Private Brands

Job ID: 1877830 | Amazon.com Services LLC

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Job summary
At Amazon, we're working to create the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven leaders to help us build great customer experiences. Our Private Brands offer customers outstanding quality, at great prices and we are looking for a Senior Economist to help create new experiences and systems that will enable customers to discover our Private Brands products. We are an interdisciplinary team, committed to use of cutting edge technology and leveraging the strengths of engineers and scientists to build solutions for some of the toughest business problems at Amazon.

Key job responsibilities
You should be able to provide structure around complex business problems, work with machine learning scientists to estimate and validate their models on large scale data, and help business and engineering team members turn the results of your analysis into policies, programs, and actions that have a major impact on Amazon’s Private Brands business. We are looking for creative thinkers who can combine a strong economic toolbox with a desire to learn from others, and who know how to execute and deliver on big ideas.

At the senior level, we expect you be able to own the development of economic models and to manage, in close collaboration with scientists and engineers, the data analysis, modeling, and experimentation that is necessary for estimating and validating your model. Experience in applied economic analysis is essential, and you should be familiar with latest tools for data science and business analysis.

We are particularly interested in candidates with research background in applied microeconomics, empirical IO, Marketing, Finance, applied econometrics, and market design. However, we want to talk with any experienced economist interested in working on innovative, strategic problems with significant business impact.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· PhD in Economics or highly related field (Marketing, Finance)
· 5+ years of experience in industry, consulting, government, or academic research

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Applicants with considerably more experience are encouraged to apply
· Strong research track record, drives results
· Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
· Effective verbal and written communications skills
· Exhibits business judgment
· Has relentlessly high standards
· Dives deep, thinks big and has convictions
· Experience with big data and machine learning or data science
· Coding ability in a scripting language such as R or python

This role will be based in based in Seattle, but we are willing to consider a remote work arrangement for the right candidate.


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