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Intern - Economics, Retail Pricing Science and Research

Job ID: 2341464 | Amazon.com Services LLC

DESCRIPTION

The retail pricing science and research group is a team of scientists and economists who design and implement the analytics powering pricing for Amazon's on-line retail business. The team uses world-class analytics to make sure that the prices for all of Amazon's goods and services are aligned with Amazon's corporate goals.

We are seeking an experienced high-energy Economist to help envision, design and build the next generation of retail pricing capabilities. You will work at the intersection of statistical inference, experimentation design, economic theory and machine learning to design new methods and pricing strategies for assessing pricing innovations.

Roughly 85% of previous intern cohorts have converted to full time scientist employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.

Key job responsibilities
Amazon's Pricing Science and Research team is seeking an Economist to help envision, design and build the next generation of pricing capabilities behind Amazon's on-line retail business. As an economist on our team, you will will have the opportunity to work with our unprecedented retail data to bring cutting edge research into real world applications, and communicate the insights we produce to our leadership.
This position is perfect for someone who has a deep and broad analytic background and is passionate about using mathematical modeling and statistical analysis to make a real difference. You should be familiar with modern tools for data science and business analysis. We are particularly interested in candidates with research background in experimentation design, applied microeconomics, econometrics, statistical inference and/or finance.

A day in the life

  • Discussions with business partners, as well as product managers and tech leaders to understand the business problem.
  • Brainstorming with other scientists and economists to design the right model for the problem in hand.
  • Present the results and new ideas for existing or forward looking problems to leadership.
  • Deep dive into the data.
  • Modeling and creating working prototypes.
  • Analyze the results and review with partners.
  • Partnering with other scientists for research problems.

About the team
The retail pricing science and research group is a team of scientists and economists who design and implement the analytics powering pricing for Amazon's on-line retail business. The team uses world-class analytics to make sure that the prices for all of Amazon's goods and services are aligned with Amazon's corporate goals.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD student in Economics (enrolled in 3rd year or more and not currently on the job market)
  • Knowledge of experiment design and econometrics
  • Experience in R and SQL

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with UNIX
  • Experience working with large data sets
  • Familiarity with Python, Spark or related software
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong research track record


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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $49.66/hr in our lowest geographic market up to $96.63/hr in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.