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Principal Applied Scientist - Video

Job ID: 1902986 | Amazon Web Services, Inc.


Job summary
About Us:
Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. We bring the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming to world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, where we bring everyone together to celebrate, learn, and grow their personal interests and passions. We're always live at Twitch. Stay up to date on all things Twitch on Linkedin, Twitter and on our Blog.
About the Role:
Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS) is a managed live video service, within Amazon Web Services (AWS), built on top of Twitch Video. It has one of the world's largest live video networks. IVS powers the many companies that are using live video to uniquely engage and build communities, just as it does for Twitch, where more than a billion hours are streamed live each month.
The IVS Video Intelligence team, a central data team for all of IVS, is looking for a principal applied scientist to create a strategic impact for the entire IVS business. As part of the team, you will shape the data and science strategy for the whole of IVS. You will both invent new solutions and bring your knowledge of ML ops best practices to establish cross-company standards. You will oversee our novel end-to-end predictive simulation of our video streaming infrastructure to test product hypotheses, forecast demand and capacity needs, and cover failure scenarios. You will report to the Video Intelligence team lead.
If you are experienced in predictive analytics and have a passion for deep technical problems at consumer web scale, come help us grow an enterprise cloud service. You will work in our San Francisco office, but we will also consider other locations including Seattle (WA), Salt Lake City (UT), or US-Virtual.
You Will:
• Create the organizational science strategy.
• Invent new technologies to give live video broadcasters and viewers a better overall experience.
• Become a domain expert real-time video streaming tracking and measurement, building trust with your product and infrastructure partners.
• Mentor junior team members and promote analytics and experimentation best practices throughout the company.


You Have:
• At least 6 years of experience building and deploying predictive analytics (machine learning models) in production systems.
• At least 3 years of experience in a senior technical role. You have created and led technical programs at the organization level.
• Excellent statistical knowledge.
• Expert SQL skills, so you can quickly tap into our data sources.
• Proficient with at least one compiled language (e.g. Go, C++, Rust).
• Proficient with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Bash).


Bonus Points:
• Experience working with global network infrastructure, in particular real-time video streaming event data.
• Passion for live streaming video and online communities.
• PhD in computer science, mathematics, physics or other analytical fields.
• Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
• 401(k), Maternity & Parental Leave
• Flexible PTO
• Commuter Benefits
• Amazon Employee Discount
• Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages, etc.),
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
• Free Snacks & Beverages
Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The pay range for this position in Colorado and Connecticut is $ 120,000- 160,000 yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act and CT House Bill Number 6380. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Twitch's internal or external careers site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, or other legally protected status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.