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Sr. Manager, Economics, Alexa Engagement & Economics

Job ID: 2596601 | Amazon.com Services LLC

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

- PhD in economics, statistics, quantitative marketing, or related field.
- 10+ years of professional experience working with large data sets, understanding of statistical analysis, modeling techniques, data mining and business.

DESCRIPTION

The Alexa Economics team is looking for a Senior Economics Manager who is able to provide structure around complex business problems, hone those complex problems into specific, scientific questions, and test those questions to generate insights.

The candidate will work with various product, analytics, science, and engineering teams to develop models and algorithms on large scale data, design pilots and measure their impact, and transform successful prototypes into data products at scale. They will lead teams of researchers to produce robust, objective research results and insights which can be communicated to a broad audience inside and outside of Alexa.

Key job responsibilities
Ideal candidates will work closely with business partners to develop science that solves the most important business challenges. They will work well in a team setting with individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. They will serve as an ambassador for science for business teams, so that leaders are equipped with the right data and mental model to make important business decisions.

Ideal candidates will own the development of scientific models and manage the data analysis, modeling, and experimentation that is necessary for estimating and validating models. They will be customer centric – clearly communicating scientific approaches and findings to business leaders, listening to and incorporate their feedback, and delivering successful scientific solutions.

A day in the life
- Review new technical approaches to understand Engagement and associated benefits to Alexa.
- Partner with Engineering and Product teams to inject econometric insights and models into customer-facing products.
- Help business teams understand the key causal inputs that drive business outcome objectives.

About the team
The Alexa Engagement and Economics and Team uses data, analytics, economics, statistics, and machine learning to measure, report, and track business outputs and growth. We are a team that is obsessed with understanding customer behaviors, and leveraging all aspects from customers behaviors with Alexa and Amazon to develop and deliver solutions that can drive Alexa growth and long-term business success. We use causal inference to identify business optimization and product opportunities.

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

Bellevue, WA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Proven track record in research and solution of business problems, leveraging techniques from economics or related disciplines.
- Demonstrable experience in any of the following areas of applied economics (multiple areas preferred): reduced-form causal analysis, predictive modeling and causal ML algorithms, forecasting, and behavioral economics, designing and administering large-scale social science surveys.
- Demonstrated ability to lead a team of economists, data scientists, research scientists to deliver high quality research projects on time.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with technical and business, and ability to speak at a level appropriate for the audience.
- Demonstrated record of driving business impact at scale.

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $166,700/year in our lowest geographic market up to $324,100/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. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.