Applied Scientist - Amazon

Applied Scientist

Full-Time / Boston


The Alexa Search organization is enabling Alexa to answer any question from content anywhere on the web.

We’re looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive Scientist to help build industry-leading ML technologies that help provide the best-possible experience for our customers. You will leverage Amazon’s heterogeneous data sources and large-scale computing resources to develop new features, predict key user behaviors and deliver automated decisions, both offline and in real time.


  • Bachelor or Master's degree in highly quantitative field (CS, machine learning, mathematics, statistics) or equivalent experience.
  • 4 years Experience with Python, R, SAS, Matlab or other statistical/machine learning software.
  • Experience applying various machine learning techniques, and understanding the key parameters that affect their performance.
  • Experience developing experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, and the ability to accurately determine cause and effect relationships.
  • Have a history of building systems that capture and utilize large data sets in order to quantify performance via metrics or KPIs.
  • Understanding of relevant statistical measures such as confidence intervals, significance of error measurements, development and evaluation data sets, etc.
    Have a history of delivering results, taking analysis to implementation.


  • PhD in highly quantitative field (CS, machine learning, mathematics, statistics) or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with machine learning, statistical modeling, data mining, and analytics techniques.
    Previous experience in a ML or data scientist role with a large technology company.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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