Data Science Manager

Seattle, Washington, USA

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AWS Fraud Prevention - Data Science Manager

Each day, hundreds of thousands of developers make billions of transactions worldwide on our cloud. Almost all of them are harnessing the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable innovative applications, websites, and businesses. However, there are always a few people that try to take unfair advantage of a good thing...
Would you like to join the team that protects the multi-billion-dollar AWS business from fraud?

Our mission is to keep the Amazon Web Services platform a safe and trusted place for our customers and partners. We’re responsible for preventing fraud for all AWS services worldwide. Every day fraudsters from all over the world attempt to steal our services in many interesting and creative ways, and we build smart software systems to stop them. We process data at Amazon scale, use extensive machine learning and data modeling to identify the good from the bad.

Join our growing team of software engineers and predictive modelers that are building best-in-class tools and large-scale distributed systems to detect and prevent malicious or fraudulent usage of AWS by leveraging the latest in machine learning and web anti-fraud techniques. You must possess a combination of strong technical skills and business acumen as well as a do-what-it-takes attitude. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent, and leadership are essential to succeed in this role.

You will manage the AWS Fraud the Fraud Analytics team in Seattle.

The ideal candidate will be:
· Well rounded team player - you understand that we succeed or fail as a team. You are always ready to step up beyond your core responsibilities and go the extra mile for the project and your team. You nimbly overcome barriers to deliver the best products more quickly than expected.

· A Perpetual Student – You seek knowledge and insight. You challenge yourself to turn moments into master’s classes. Whether closing a gap, developing a new skill, or staying ahead of your industry, you revel in the joy of learning and growing.
· A Skilled Communicator – You excel when interacting with business and technical partners whether you are chatting, sending a written message, or conducting a presentation.
· A Trusted Advisor – You work closely with stakeholders to define key business needs and deliver on commitments. You enable effective decision making by retrieving and aggregating data from multiple sources and compiling it into a digestible and actionable format.
· An Inventor at Heart – You innovate on behalf of your customer by proactively implementing improvements, enhancements, and customizations. Your customers marvel at your creative solutions to challenges they had not yet identified.
· A Fearless Explorer – You are drawn to take on the hardest problems, navigate ambiguity, and battle skepticism. You never settle, even in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

Your responsibilities will include:
· Build and develop the cross-functional Fraud Prevention team in a new location.
· Build strong partnerships with internal stakeholders globally.
· Combine deep technical skills and business savvy to interface and drive change or deliver solutions to all levels internally and externally including our advertiser’s organizations (including Dir/VP/CMOs, tech and non-tech). Track record in building consensus among discordant views.
· Work and Deliver end-to-end projects independently including ability to lead teams to quickly adapt to changing priorities and generate innovative solutions in an extremely fast-paced environment.
· Be self sufficient in data analysis (such as R, Python and Matlab) and big data technologies (such as Map Reduce, Spark and Hive).
· Familiarity with various data visualization tools such as Tableau, Qlickview and QuickSight.
· Developer teams to produce successful Data Science solutions that deliver significant benefit to business

Basic Qualifications

· Masters in quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Machine Learning, AI, Statistics, or equivalent)
· At least 5 years experience with hiring and leading experienced scientists as well as a successful record of developing junior members to a successful career track
· At least 5 years experience with Project management experience for working on cross-functional projects
· At least 5 years of experience leading analytical teams and a track record of developing teams to produce successful Data Science solutions that deliver significant benefit to business

Preferred Qualifications

· Skilled with Java, C++, or other programming language, as well as with R, MATLAB, Python or similar scripting language
· Professional experience in software development (software design and development life cycle)
· Superior verbal and written communication skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts.
· Ability to distill informal customer requirements into problem definitions, dealing with ambiguity and competing objectives
· Ability to manage and quantify improvement in customer experience or value for the business resulting from research outcomes
· Proven achievements of developing and managing a long-term research vision and portfolio of research initiatives, with algorithms and models that have been successfully integrated in production systems
· Ability to manage and quantify improvement in customer experience or value for the business resulting from research outcomes
· Fraud domain expertise

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

Job tags: AI AWS Big Data Distributed Systems Java Machine Learning Map Reduce Matlab Python R Research Spark Tableau
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