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Research Scientist Amazon
Seattle, WA

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Job Description

Global Talent Management (GTM) is centrally responsible for creating and evolving Amazon's talent programs and processes. Research and Measurement is a growing start-up team inside of GTM that has a direct impact on Amazonians across all of our businesses and locations around the world. We regularly use data to pitch ideas and drive conversations with Amazon's executives about how to improve existing talent programs to solve organizational problems focused on (but not limited to) talent differentiation, talent movement, employee-role matching, product integration, promotion practices, organization design and succession planning, and diversity and inclusion, or invent new ones that address the evolving needs of our diverse employee base. We are looking for a dynamic, resourceful, and organized Senior Research Scientist to develop the right data-driven solutions to drive innovation and execute new strategies that support the most critical components of this rapidly scaling operation.

The Research and Measurement Team within GTM team plays a crucial role in ensuring high quality products and programs facilitate our growth and development of talent in intelligent and curious ways. You will partner closely with product and program owners, as well as scientists from other disciplines (e.g. economics and statistics) with a clear path to business impact. You develop innovative and even frighteningly bold plans and ideas to discover new ways to advance our goals. You will be expected to be a thought leader as we chart new courses with our rapidly growing employee populations, and lead the way in experimenting new ideas that have not yet been explored. Successful candidates will have a deep knowledge of computing statistical and machine learning methods for large scale prediction problems -or- a deep knowledge of computational optimization methods and mathematical modelling, the ability to map models into production-worthy code, the communication skills necessary to explain complex technical approaches to a variety of stakeholders and customers, and the excitement to take iterative approaches to tackle big, long term problems.

Key Responsibilities:

* Work across different business lines to address business challenges, perform analyses and explain the results to senior leaders
* Develop new predictive and optimization models as well as algorithms for key applications.
* Design and implement quick experimentation to test new ideas
* Design and execute research project plans, regular communications to key project stakeholders, summary of project findings and formulate action plans
* Navigate a variety of data sources, such as enterprise data, customize surveys, focus groups, and/or external data sources
* Guide the technical approach for the design and implementation of successful models and algorithms in support of teams across Amazon
* Work in expert cross-functional teams delivering on demanding projects.
* Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
* Share knowledge in state-of-the-art statistics and machine learning research or frontier applied mathematical modelling and computation applicable to our problem space.

About Amazon

Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.

10001 employees

2127 7th avenue

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