Economists in Selection solve the most interesting problems that arise when we ask: "what should Amazon sell"? Is the selection, the set of items we carry, a lift or a drag on Amazon's growth?
Key job responsibilities
Analyze large datasets of customer behavior to quantify aspects of their shopping behavior such as substitution, basket building, and decisions to shop again.
Communicate findings in internal academic conferences.
Partner with engineers to bring new concepts to life as datasets and services useful across Amazon.
Partner with internal customers to incubate uses for the datasets and services to create economic value.
A day in the life
Our days are a mix of focused work on data, free-form collaborative ideation, and communicating with the rest of SCOT and Amazon about our thinking about Amazon selection.
About the team
The IPC Subs team produces substitution datasets, in particular those with a proportional or probabilistic semantics useful in formulation of optimization problems.
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
Bellevue, WA, USA
- PhD in economics or equivalent
- Knowledge of Python or R
- Experience in analytics and applied economics
- Experience in developing and executing an analytic vision to solve business-relevant problems
- Experience in building statistical models using R, Python, STATA, or a related software
- Experience in industry, consulting, government or academic research
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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $127,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $247,600/year 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.