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Senior Applied Scientist , Books Content Experience

Job ID: 2619609 | ADCI - Tamil Nadu


Are you interested in changing the Digital Reading Experience? We are from Kindle Books Team looking for a set of Scientists to take the reading experience in Kindle to next level with a set of innovations!

We envision Kindle as the place where readers find the best manifestation of all written content optimized with features that enable them to get the most out of reading, and creators are able to realize their vision to customers quickly and at scale. Every time customers open their content, regardless of surface, they start or restart their reading in a familiar, useful and engaging place. We achieve this by building a strong foundation of core experiences and act as a force multiplier and partner for content creators (directly or indirectly) to easily innovate on top of Kindle's purpose built content experience stack in a simple and extensible way. We will achieve this by providing a best-in-class reading experience, unique content experiences, and remaining agile in meeting the evolving needs and preferences of our users. Our goal is to foster long-lasting reading habits and make us the preferred destination for enriching literary experiences.

We are building a In The Book Science team and looking for Scientists, who are passionate about Reading and are willing to take Reading to the next level. Every Book is a complex structure with different entities, layout, format and semantics, with more than 17MM eBooks in our catalog. We are looking for experts in all domains like core NLP, Generative AI, CV and Deep Learning Techniques for unlocking capabilities like analysis, enhancement, curation, moderation, translation, transformation and generation in Books based on Content structure, features, Intent & Synthesis. Scientists will focus on Inside the book content and semantically learn the different entities to enhance the Reading experience overall (Kindle & beyond). They have an opportunity to influence in 2 major phases of life-cycle - Publishing (Creation of Books process) and Reading experience (building engaging features & representation in the book thereby driving reading engagement).

Key job responsibilities
- 5+ years of building machine learning models for business application experience
- PhD, or Master's degree and 6+ years of applied research experience
- Knowledge of programming languages such as C/C++, Python, Java or Perl
- Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language
- You have expertise in one of the applied science disciplines, such as machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, Deep learning
- You are able to use reasonable assumptions, data, and customer requirements to solve problems.
- You initiate the design, development, execution, and implementation of smaller components with input and guidance from team members.
- You work with SDEs to deliver solutions into production to benefit customers or an area of the business.
- You assume responsibility for the code in your components. You write secure, stable, testable, maintainable code with minimal defects.
- You understand basic data structures, algorithms, model evaluation techniques, performance, and optimality tradeoffs.
- You follow engineering and scientific method best practices. You get your designs, models, and code reviewed. You test your code and models thoroughly
- You participate in team design, scoping and prioritization discussions. You are able to map a business goal to a scientific problem and map business metrics to technical metrics.
- You invent, refine and develop your solutions to ensure they are meeting customer needs and team goals. You keep current with research trends in your area of expertise and scrutinize your results.
- Experience in mentoring junior scientists

A day in the life
You will be working with a group of talented scientists on researching algorithm and running experiments to test solutions to improve our experience. This will involve collaboration with partner teams including engineering, PMs, data annotators, and other scientists to discuss data quality, model development and productionizing the same. You will mentor other scientists, review and guide their work, help develop roadmaps for the team.

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

Banagalore, KA, IND | Bangalore, IND | Bangalore, KA, IND


- 3+ years of building machine learning models for business application experience
- PhD, or Master's degree and 6+ years of applied research experience
- Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language
- Experience with neural deep learning methods and machine learning


- Experience with modeling tools such as R, scikit-learn, Spark MLLib, MxNet, Tensorflow, numpy, scipy etc.
- Experience with large scale distributed systems such as Hadoop, Spark etc.