Job summaryAmazon Advertising is one of Amazon's fastest growing and most profitable businesses, responsible for defining and delivering a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our businesses driving long-term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks and break fresh ground in product and technical innovations every day!This hiring team is focused on building services that can deliver relevant marketing campaigns in a privacy-centric fashion. They will use the latest technologies and machine learning (ML) capabilities so that advertisers are able to reach their desired audiences with no specific knowledge about the individuals that make up that audience.This role will help create intelligent machine learning models from our enormous datasets that will allow our advertisers to reach their intended audiences without having to know anything about the person that ultimately sees the ad. You'll design and run large-scale experiments, prototype approaches using the latest technologies, and build models that will make a big impact to our customers and our advertising business.Why you will love this opportunity: Amazon is investing heavily in building a world-class advertising business. This team defines and delivers a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our solutions generate billions in revenue and drive long-term growth for Amazon’s Retail and Marketplace businesses. We deliver billions of ad impressions, millions of clicks daily, and break fresh ground to create world-class products. We are a highly motivated, collaborative, and fun-loving team with an entrepreneurial spirit - with a broad mandate to experiment and innovate.Impact and Career Growth: You will invent new experiences and influence customer-facing shopping experiences to help suppliers grow their retail business and the auction dynamics that leverage native advertising; this is your opportunity to work within the fastest-growing businesses across all of Amazon! Define a long-term science vision for our advertising business, driven from our customers' needs, translating that direction into specific plans for research and applied scientists, as well as engineering and product teams. This role combines science leadership, organizational ability, technical strength, product focus, and business understanding.Key job responsibilitiesAs a Data Scientist on this team, you will:· Solve real-world problems by getting and analyzing large amounts of data, diving deep to identify business insights and opportunities, design simulations and experiments, developing statistical and ML models by tailoring to business needs, and collaborating with Scientists, Engineers, BIE's, and Product Managers.· Write code (Python, R, Scala, etc.) to analyze data and build statistical models to solve specific business problems.· Apply statistical and machine learning knowledge to specific business problems and data.· Build decision-making models and propose solution for the business problem you define.· Retrieve, synthesize, and present critical data in a format that is immediately useful to answering specific questions or improving system performance.· Analyze historical data to identify trends and support optimal decision making.· Formalize assumptions about how our systems are expected to work, create statistical definition of the outlier, and develop methods to systematically identify outliers. Work out why such examples are outliers and define if any actions needed.· Given anecdotes about anomalies or generate automatic scripts to define anomalies, deep dive to explain why they happen, and identify fixes.· Conduct written and verbal presentations to share insights to audiences of varying levels of technical sophistication.A day in the lifeA typical day in life on our team includes diving deep into problems and designing innovative and scalable solutions to solve them. You'll have the autonomy to solve high impact problems with your own visions, while having the support of engineering teams from around the company to make them reality. You'll also help your teammates out, and be a significant contributor during their design and code reviews, as well as operating the services we are planning to launch.About the teamYou'll be joining a team that is just starting up, and will have the opportunity to build from the ground up, without the burden of tech debt. You'll work alongside a group of talented software engineers and scientists in a fun, fast-paced, and agile environment. We own our solutions from end-to-end: from design to running at scale in production and operate with a great deal of autonomy allowing us to solve problems in ways that make the most sense for our customers.