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Senior Economist, Ads Econ

Job ID: 2178957 | Amazon.com Services LLC

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Job summary
The AdsEcon Team within Digicon is looking for an experienced PhD economist. You will lead science projects using cutting edge econometrics and ML to advance science especially behind our advertising business.

Advertising is used daily to surface new selection and provide customers a wider set of product choices along their shopping journeys. The business is focused on generating value for shoppers as well as advertisers. Our team uses a combination of econometrics, machine learning, and data science to build disruptive products for all our Advertising products. We also generate insights to guide Amazon Advertising strategy, providing direct support to senior leadership.

Location could be Seattle, Los Angeles, or New York City.

Key job responsibilities
Leverage econometrics and ML models to optimize advertising strategies on behalf of our customers.
Influence key business and product decisions based on insights from models you develop.
Identify and pitch new opportunities to leadership that are suggested by the data.
Partner with other science leaders throughout Amazon to develop consistent and repeatable solutions.
Design and analyze experiments (A/B testing etc.) to evaluate different strategies.
Work with other scientists, software developers, and product partners to implement your solutions.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in economics or related finance field
Experience in industry, consulting, government or academic research or equivalent
Background in causal inference

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Proven track record in conducting research and solving business problems leveraging techniques from economics or related disciplines.
Advanced coding ability in a scripting language such as Python, R, and STATA.
Demonstrated experience in online advertisements.
Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment.
Effective verbal and written communications skills
Experience with big data tools such as Spark is a plus


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