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Sr. Economist, AWS EC2 Pricing & Economics

Job ID: 2107947 | Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.

DESCRIPTION

Job summary
Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) enables customers of all sizes to run their applications on our industry leading cloud infrastructure.

The EC2 Pricing & Economics group is looking for an Economist to join our cross-functional team of Economists and Product Managers. Our group is responsible for EC2’s global pricing-positioning strategy and has influence over product strategy and go-to market actions. We don’t expect you to be an expert in EC2 or cloud computing but we do expect you to be naturally curious and excited to learn about them.

In this role you will collaborate with other Economists as well as Product Managers, Data Scientists, Engineers, and other specialists as you work at the intersection of causal inference and empirical IO to further EC2’s growth. Our space is fast growing and relatively under-explored from an economic viewpoint with a variety of open questions still standing. As a member of our team, you will be presented with opportunities to add value through research and developing methodologies & frameworks as you contribute towards launching and steering some of AWS’ largest initiatives, gaining frequent exposure to senior leaders across AWS.

Candidates who are a strong fit for the role are:

  • Creative, bringing an imaginative perspective when confronted with challenging problems
  • Curious, interested in understanding how customers make decisions and applying gained insights to improve how EC2 meets & serves customers
  • Bias towards econometric analysis that deliver practical value for decision making

Team Culture
You should be excited about working with a collaborative team that welcomes curiosity, creativity, and a diverse set of backgrounds and skillsets to deliver results. We believe that our experiences shape our perspectives and that the best solutions to a problem arise from viewing it from a variety of angles. Because of this belief, our group is enthusiastic about attracting, developing, and retaining talent from all backgrounds.

Life/Work Balance
Our team is focused on balancing life with work which we accomplish by developing processes that enable us to scale faster than the business. Work hours are largely flexible and typically self-defined.

Key job responsibilities
• Own the entire lifecycle of analytic projects - synthesis business problems in to economic questions, identify key data sources, prototype & estimate causal models, test & validate, collaborate with product managers & engineers to build products/take actions influenced by your findings;
• Proactively seek diverse perspectives from other scientists and business leaders to improve solutions;
• Act as a trusted science advisor to business leaders across AWS by effectively communicating results and complex scientific ideas to diverse audiences, including tech and non-tech stakeholders;
• Guide and mentor other economists and scientists.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• PhD in Economics or closely related field
• 4+ years of experience in industry, research, consulting, or government
• Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver analytic solutions to real world business problems
• Proficiency in statistical programming languages such as Python, R, or Stata
• Experience communicating (written and verbal) economic insights to a non-technical audience
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Expert knowledge in empirical industrial organization and/or reduced-form causal inference
• Experience analyzing B2B firms/industries
• Experience collaborating on interdisciplinary teams
• Comfort presenting in front of senior leaders



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