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Economist , Device Economics

Job ID: 2547586 | Services LLC


The Amazon Devices and Services organization designs, builds and markets Kindle e-readers, Fire Tablets, Fire TV Streaming Media Players and Echo devices. The Device Economics team is looking for an Economist to join our fast paced, start-up environment to help invent the future of product economics. We solve significant business problems in the devices and retail spaces by understanding customer behavior and developing business decision-making frameworks.

You will build econometric and machine learning models for causal inference and prediction, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast-moving environment. This involves analyzing Amazon Devices and Services customer behavior, and measuring and predicting the lifetime value of existing and future products. We build scalable systems to ensure that our models have broad applicability and large impact. You will work with Scientists, Economists, Product Managers, and Software Developers to provide meaningful feedback about stakeholder problems to inform business solutions and increase the velocity, quality, and scope behind our recommendations.

Key job responsibilities
Applies expertise in causal modeling to develop econometric/machine learning models to measure the economic value of devices and the business
Reviews models and results for other scientists, mentors junior scientists
Generates economic insights for the Devices and Services business and work with stakeholders to run the business for effectively
Describes strategic importance of vision inside and outside of team. Identifies business opportunities, defines the problem and how to solve it.
Engages with scientists, business leadership outside Devices and Services to understand interplay between different business units

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA


- PhD in economics or equivalent


- 2+ years of industry, consulting, government, or academic research experience
- Knowledge of at least one statistical software package such as R, Stata, Matlab, SAS
- Experience in prediction and forecasting in a research or industrial environment
- Experience with handling of large datasets

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $124,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $212,800/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 Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.