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Principal Applied Scientist

Job ID: 1886693 | Services LLC


Job summary
The Amazon Search team creates powerful, customer-focused search and advertising solutions and technologies. Whenever a customer visits an Amazon site worldwide and types in a query or browses through product categories, the Amazon Search services go to work. We design, develop, and deploy high performance, fault-tolerant distributed search systems used by millions of Amazon customers every day. Our team works to maximize the quality and effectiveness of the search experience for visitors to Amazon websites worldwide.


PhD or Masters in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics
10+ years of industrial/academic experience in deep learning, machine learning or a related field
Demonstrated use of modeling and optimization techniques tailored to meet business needs
Experience with leadership of experienced scientists as well as a record of developing junior members from academia/industry to a career track in a business environment
Familiar with programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Perl or Python


PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics
15+ years of industrial/academic experience in building speech recognition and natural language processing systems (e.g. commercial speech products or government speech projects)
Demonstrated experience in managing an industrial research team for 5+ years
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Solid track record of thought leadership and contributions that have advanced the field

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