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Principal Applied Scientist

Job ID: 2615083 | Services LLC


Are you a scientist interested in pushing the state of the art in Generative AI, LLMs, LMMs? Are you interested in working on ground-breaking research projects that will lead to great products and scientific publications? Do you wish you had access to large datasets? Answer yes to any of these questions and you’ll fit right in here at Amazon.

We are looking for a hands-on researcher, who wants to derive, implement, and test the next generation of Generative AI algorithms in multiple projects ranging from Computer Vision, ML, and NLP. The research we do is innovative, multidisciplinary, and far-reaching. We aim to define, deploy, and publish cutting edge research. In order to achieve our vision, we think big and tackle technology problems that are cutting edge. Where technology does not exist, we will build it. Where it exists we will need to modify it to make it work at Amazon scale. We need members who are passionate and willing to learn.

Key job responsibilities
- Derive novel computer vision, machine learning, and NLP algorithms.
- Define scalable computer vision, machine learning and NLP models.
- Invent the next generation of Generative AI models.
- Work with large datasets.
- Work with software engineering teams to deploy your - Publish your work at top conferences/journals.
- Mentor team members.

A day in the life
We are a team of seasoned scientists. We work on science problems and publish our results at major scientific conferences. We work with multiple other science teams at Amazon.

About the team
We are a tight-knit group that shares our experiences and help each other succeed. We believe in team work. We love hard problems and like to move fast in a growing and changing environment. We use data to guide our decisions and we always push the technology and process boundaries of what is feasible on behalf of our customers. If that sounds like an environment you like, join us.

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

Seattle, WA, USA


- A PhD in CS, ECE, Statistics or in a related, highly quantitative field.
- Extensive research expertise in generative AI, computer vision, machine learning, or NLP.
- 10+ years of hands-on experience in computer vision, machine learning, or NLP.
- Proven record of developing new approaches, algorithms, application areas, etc.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Excellent skills in problem solving, programming, and computer science fundamentals.
- Solid background in statistics, math, CS, machine learning, and computer vision or NLP.


- Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or similar.
- Extensive experience writing scientific papers, with multiple publications in top machine learning, computer vision or NLP conferences/journals, like CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, PAMI, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, JMLR, etc.
- Expertise in generative models, 3D vision, transformers, or other computer vision, LLMs or machine learning techniques.
- Experience in large data analysis.
- Solid knowledge of statistics and probability.
- Experience working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively across multiple organizations in the company.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $159,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $309,400/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.