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Senior Economist, 7800 - Pricing Systems

Job ID: 2660888 | Services LLC


We are seeking a senior scientist with demonstrated experience in A/B testing along with related experience with observational causal modeling (e.g. synthetic controls, causal matrix completion). Our team owns "causal inference as a service" for the Pricing and Promotions organization; we run A/B tests on new pricing algorithms and, where experimentation is impractical, conduct observational causal studies.

Key job responsibilities
We are seeking a senior scientist to help envision, design and build the next generation of pricing capabilities behind Amazon’s on-line retail business. On our team, you will work at the intersection of economic theory, statistical inference, and machine learning to design and implement in production new methods and pricing strategies to deliver game changing value for our customers.

This position is perfect for someone who has a deep and broad analytic background, is passionate about using mathematical modeling and statistical analysis to make a real difference. You should be familiar with modern tools for data science and business analysis and have experience coding with engineers to put projects into production. We are particularly interested in candidates with research background in experimental statistics.

A day in the life
-Discuss with business problems with business partners, product managers, and tech leaders

-Brainstorm with other scientists to design the right model for the problem at hand

-Present the results and new ideas for existing or forward looking problems to leadership

-Dive deep into the data

-Build working prototypes of models

-Work with engineers to implement prototypes in production

-Analyze the results and review with partners

About the team
We are a team of scientists who design and implement the analytics powering pricing for Amazon’s on-line retail business. We use world-class analytics to make sure that the prices for all of Amazon’s goods and services are aligned with Amazon’s corporate goals.

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

Seattle, WA, USA


- PhD in economics or equivalent


- Experience in building statistical models using R, Python, STATA, or a related software
- Experience in developing and executing an analytic vision to solve business-relevant problems

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $143,300/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.