Applied Scientist (Machine Learning)

Palo Alto, California, USA

Full Time
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Amazon is investing heavily in building a world class advertising business and we are responsible for defining and delivering a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks daily and are breaking fresh ground to create world-class products. We are highly motivated, collaborative and fun-loving with an entrepreneurial spirit and bias for action. With a broad mandate to experiment and innovate, we are growing at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities.

We are looking for experienced Applied Scientists who have a deep passion for building machine-learning solutions, ability to communicate data insights and scientific vision, and execute strategic projects.

As an Applied Scientist in Machine Learning, you will:
· Build machine learning models and utilize data analysis to deliver scalable solutions to business problems.
· Run A/B experiments, gather data, and perform statistical analysis.
· Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large-scale data analysis, machine-learning model development, model validation and serving.
· Work closely with software engineers on detailed requirements, technical designs and implementation of end-to-end solutions in production
· Research new machine learning approaches.

Basic Qualifications


· PhD or equivalent Master's Degree plus 4+ years of experience in CS, CE, ML or related field
· 2+ years of experience of building machine learning models for business application
· Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language
· Breadth and depth knowledge of machine learning algorithms and best practices.
· At least 2 years of experience with computer science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience building large-scale machine-learning models for online recommendation, ads ranking, personalization, or search, etc.
· Experience with Big Data technologies such as AWS, Hadoop, Spark, Pig, Hive, etc.


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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.


Job tags: AWS Big Data Hadoop Java Machine Learning ML Python Research Spark