Data Scientist - AWS Regions

Arlington, Virginia, USA

Full Time
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Posted 2 weeks ago

Are you data driven? Do you get excited by the opportunity to work with data sets measured in exabytes? Are you driven to transform raw date into actionable insights that change the course of business and delight customers. Are you excited by the opportunity to work with executive business owners inside AWS to better understand our customers to invent the next generation of services on their behalf?

This is about developing operational insight into how AWS Services operate at scale to include how our teams work across services to deliver greater velocity and operational efficiencies to our customers.

The AWS Region Services Lighthouse Team is looking for a Data Scientist . You will develop sophisticated algorithms that involve learning from large amounts of data. You will be responsible for researching, experimenting and analyzing predictive and optimization models.

You will work on ambiguous and complex business and research science problems with large opportunities.You are and comfortable working with cross-functional teams and systems.

What will you do?
· Interact with business and software teams to understand their business requirements and operational processes
· Frame business problems into scalable solutions
· Adapt existing and invent new techniques for solutions
· Create and track accuracy and performance metrics
· Gather data required for analysis and model building
· Prototype models by using high-level modeling languages such as R or in software languages such as Python. A software team will be working with you to transform prototypes into production.
· Interview, mentor, and develop scientists and engineers across the organization
· Create, enhance, and maintain technical documentation

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

Position Location: This role is available in either our Herndon, VA or Arlington, VA (HQ2) Campuses.


Basic Qualifications


· Bachelor's or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent experience (in lieu of Degree)
· 2+ years professional experience in commercial/large scale system software development and delivery.
· 2+ years professional experience in object-oriented design and implementation (JavaScript, Ruby, Java, and/or C++)
· 2+ years professional experience developing statistical data analysis using R or Python.

Preferred Qualifications

· Depth and breadth in quantitative knowledge. Excellent quantitative modeling, statistical analysis skills and problem-solving skills. Sophisticated user of statistical tools.
· Experience processing, filtering, and presenting large quantities (Millions to Billions of rows) of data
· Combination of deep technical skills and business savvy enough to interface with all levels and disciplines within our customer’s organization
· Experience with Big Data tools such as Redshift, EMR, Spark, etc...
· Some Machine Learning experience
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required as you will work very closely with diverse teams.
· Experience building new products and services from the ground up.
· Strong communications skills; you will be required to proactively engage fellow Amazonians both inside and outside of your team
· Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases.
· Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
· Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly.
· Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines.
· Expertise in software processes, web services, multi-tiered systems, and enterprise application integration.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

*Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (korkowsk@amazon.com) if you have questions.

**For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit http://aws.amazon.com



Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

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 Engineering Java JavaScript Machine Learning Python R Redshift Research Ruby Security Spark