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Senior Applied Scientist, Amazon Advertising

Job ID: 2123243 | Amazon Advertising LLC


Job summary
Amazon Advertising is one of Amazon's fastest growing and most profitable businesses, responsible for defining and delivering a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products and solutions are strategically important to enable our Retail and Marketplace businesses to drive long-term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks and break fresh ground in product and technical innovations every day!

The Campaign & Creative Services (CCS) team spans all advertising products and programs, with a remit to ensure customer trust in advertising. Among other things, we're innovating and developing AI generated solutions to building effective and compelling advertising, as well as building ML solutions across many disciplines that help us scale our self-service ad business across the globe by ensuring we identify ads that might break our policies or not be relevant to customers, and prevent them from displaying. We also build solutions to understand the composition of ad creatives that drive performance, and value for customers helping to make ads more effective for all. We have full stack development of core systems, as well as direct customer facing product solutions that affect all Amazon customers.

As a Senior Applied Scientist on this team, you will:

  • Technical Machine Learning leader driving a brand new, secret, project that has very high visibility and impact!
  • Build ML models to address content intelligence problems.
  • Build advanced algorithms to generate AI powered multi-modal content.
  • These models will rely on a variety of visual, textual and multi-modal features requiring expertise in these domains.
  • These models need to scale to multiple languages and countries. You will collaborate with engineers and other scientists to build, train and deploy these models.
  • Propose hypotheses, validate these offline and run A/B tests to validate them online.
  • As part of these activities, you will develop production level code that enables high-quality content generation and ranking.
  • Use your expertise to generate different aspects of creatives for advertisements including image-based content creation, script generation and content summarization, realistic text-to-speech/voice-over generation, AI-powered music generation and video synthesis
  • Work closely with software engineers on detailed requirements to productionize the ML models you build.
  • Run A/B experiments that affect hundreds of millions of customers, evaluate the impact of your optimizations and communicate your results to various business stakeholders.
  • Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large-scale data analysis, machine-learning model development, model validation and serving.
  • Research new innovate machine learning approaches.

Why you will love this opportunity: Amazon is investing heavily in building a world-class advertising business. This team defines and delivers a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our solutions generate billions in revenue and drive long-term growth for Amazon’s Retail and Marketplace businesses. We deliver billions of ad impressions, millions of clicks daily, and break fresh ground to create world-class products. We are a highly motivated, collaborative, and fun-loving team with an entrepreneurial spirit - with a broad mandate to experiment and innovate.

Impact and Career Growth: You will invent new experiences and influence customer-facing shopping experiences to help suppliers grow their retail business and the auction dynamics that leverage native advertising; this is your opportunity to work within the fastest-growing businesses across all of Amazon! Define a long-term science vision for our advertising business, driven from our customers' needs, translating that direction into specific plans for research and applied scientists, as well as engineering and product teams. This role combines science leadership, organizational ability, technical strength, product focus, and business understanding.

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  • PhD or equivalent Master's Degree plus at least 6 years of building machine solutions to solve real-world problems.
  • Experience programming in Python, Java, or C++ (or related) programming language
  • Recognized expert in Deep Learning (DL) and Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) machine learning methodologies.


  • Experience in computational advertising and/or using ML for content generation.
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or related quantitative field.
  • Published research work in academic conferences or industry circles.
  • Experience in building large-scale machine-learning models and infra for online recommendation, ads ranking, personalization, or search, etc.
  • Technical leadership in machine learning.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with non-technical and technical audiences.
  • Experience working with real-world data sets and building scalable models from big data.
  • Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution.
  • Exhibits excellent business judgment; balances business, product, and technology very well.

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