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Vivek Yadav

Principal, Applied Scientist

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JP, 13, Tokyo
We are seeking a Principal Economist to be the science leader in Amazon's customer growth and engagement. The wide remit covers Prime, delivery experiences, loyalty program (Amazon Points), and marketing. We look forward to partnering with you to advance our innovation on customers’ behalf. Amazon has a trailblazing track record of working with Ph.D. economists in the tech industry and offers a unique environment for economists to thrive. As an economist at Amazon, you will apply the frontier of econometric and economic methods to Amazon’s terabytes of data and intriguing customer problems. Your expertise in building reduced-form or structural causal inference models is exemplary in Amazon. Your strategic thinking in designing mechanisms and products influences how Amazon evolves. In this role, you will build ground-breaking, state-of-the-art econometric models to guide multi-billion-dollar investment decisions around the global Amazon marketplaces. You will own, execute, and expand a research roadmap that connects science, business, and engineering and contributes to Amazon's long term success. As one of the first economists outside North America/EU, you will make an outsized impact to our international marketplaces and pioneer in expanding Amazon’s economist community in Asia. The ideal candidate will be an experienced economist in empirical industrial organization, labour economics, or related structural/reduced-form causal inference fields. You are a self-starter who enjoys ambiguity in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. You think big on the next game-changing opportunity but also dive deep into every detail that matters. You insist on the highest standards and are consistent in delivering results. Key job responsibilities - Work with Product, Finance, Data Science, and Data Engineering teams across the globe to deliver data-driven insights and products for regional and world-wide launches. - Innovate on how Amazon can leverage data analytics to better serve our customers through selection and pricing. - Contribute to building a strong data science community in Amazon Asia. We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Tokyo, 13, JPN
DE, BE, Berlin
Ops Integration: Concessions team is looking for a motivated, creative and customer obsessed Snr. Applied Scientist with a strong machine learning background, to develop advanced analytics models (Computer Vision, LLMs, etc.) that improve customer experiences We are the voice of the customer in Amazon’s operations, and we take that role very seriously. If you join this team, you will be a key contributor to delivering the Factory of the Future: leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics to drive tangible, operational change on the ground. You will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders (You will partner with Research and Applied Scientists, SDEs, Technical Program Managers, Product Managers and Business Leaders) across the business to develop and refine new ways of assessing challenges within Amazon operations. This role will combine Amazon’s oldest Leadership Principle, with the latest analytical innovations, to deliver business change at scale and efficiently The ideal candidate will have deep and broad experience with theoretical approaches and practical implementations of vision techniques for task automation. They will be a motivated self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. They will be passionate about staying current with sensing technologies and algorithms in the broader machine vision industry. They will enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and business leaders. They will seek to understand processes behind data so their recommendations are grounded. Key job responsibilities Your solutions will drive new system capabilities with global impact. You will design highly scalable, large enterprise software solutions involving computer vision. You will develop complex perception algorithms integrating across multiple sensing devices. You will develop metrics to quantify the benefits of a solution and influence project resources. You will validate system performance and use insights from your live models to drive the next generation of model development. Common tasks include: • Research, design, implement and evaluate complex perception and decision making algorithms integrating across multiple disciplines • Work closely with software engineering teams to drive scalable, real-time implementations • Collaborate closely with team members on developing systems from prototyping to production level • Collaborate with teams spread all over the world • Track general business activity and provide clear, compelling management reports on a regular basis We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Berlin, BE, DEU | Berlin, DEU
DE, BY, Munich
Ops Integration: Concessions team is looking for a motivated, creative and customer obsessed Snr. Applied Scientist with a strong machine learning background, to develop advanced analytics models (Computer Vision, LLMs, etc.) that improve customer experiences We are the voice of the customer in Amazon’s operations, and we take that role very seriously. If you join this team, you will be a key contributor to delivering the Factory of the Future: leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics to drive tangible, operational change on the ground. You will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders (You will partner with Research and Applied Scientists, SDEs, Technical Program Managers, Product Managers and Business Leaders) across the business to develop and refine new ways of assessing challenges within Amazon operations. This role will combine Amazon’s oldest Leadership Principle, with the latest analytical innovations, to deliver business change at scale and efficiently The ideal candidate will have deep and broad experience with theoretical approaches and practical implementations of vision techniques for task automation. They will be a motivated self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. They will be passionate about staying current with sensing technologies and algorithms in the broader machine vision industry. They will enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and business leaders. They will seek to understand processes behind data so their recommendations are grounded. Key job responsibilities Your solutions will drive new system capabilities with global impact. You will design highly scalable, large enterprise software solutions involving computer vision. You will develop complex perception algorithms integrating across multiple sensing devices. You will develop metrics to quantify the benefits of a solution and influence project resources. You will validate system performance and use insights from your live models to drive the next generation of model development. Common tasks include: • Research, design, implement and evaluate complex perception and decision making algorithms integrating across multiple disciplines • Work closely with software engineering teams to drive scalable, real-time implementations • Collaborate closely with team members on developing systems from prototyping to production level • Collaborate with teams spread all over the world • Track general business activity and provide clear, compelling management reports on a regular basis We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Munich, BE, DEU | Munich, BY, DEU | Munich, DEU
IT, MI, Milan
Ops Integration: Concessions team is looking for a motivated, creative and customer obsessed Snr. Applied Scientist with a strong machine learning background, to develop advanced analytics models (Computer Vision, LLMs, etc.) that improve customer experiences We are the voice of the customer in Amazon’s operations, and we take that role very seriously. If you join this team, you will be a key contributor to delivering the Factory of the Future: leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics to drive tangible, operational change on the ground. You will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders (You will partner with Research and Applied Scientists, SDEs, Technical Program Managers, Product Managers and Business Leaders) across the business to develop and refine new ways of assessing challenges within Amazon operations. This role will combine Amazon’s oldest Leadership Principle, with the latest analytical innovations, to deliver business change at scale and efficiently The ideal candidate will have deep and broad experience with theoretical approaches and practical implementations of vision techniques for task automation. They will be a motivated self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. They will be passionate about staying current with sensing technologies and algorithms in the broader machine vision industry. They will enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and business leaders. They will seek to understand processes behind data so their recommendations are grounded. Key job responsibilities Your solutions will drive new system capabilities with global impact. You will design highly scalable, large enterprise software solutions involving computer vision. You will develop complex perception algorithms integrating across multiple sensing devices. You will develop metrics to quantify the benefits of a solution and influence project resources. You will validate system performance and use insights from your live models to drive the next generation of model development. Common tasks include: • Research, design, implement and evaluate complex perception and decision making algorithms integrating across multiple disciplines • Work closely with software engineering teams to drive scalable, real-time implementations • Collaborate closely with team members on developing systems from prototyping to production level • Collaborate with teams spread all over the world • Track general business activity and provide clear, compelling management reports on a regular basis We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Milan, MI, ITA
ES, M, Madrid
Ops Integration: Concessions team is looking for a motivated, creative and customer obsessed Snr. Applied Scientist with a strong machine learning background, to develop advanced analytics models (Computer Vision, LLMs, etc.) that improve customer experiences We are the voice of the customer in Amazon’s operations, and we take that role very seriously. If you join this team, you will be a key contributor to delivering the Factory of the Future: leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics to drive tangible, operational change on the ground. You will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders (You will partner with Research and Applied Scientists, SDEs, Technical Program Managers, Product Managers and Business Leaders) across the business to develop and refine new ways of assessing challenges within Amazon operations. This role will combine Amazon’s oldest Leadership Principle, with the latest analytical innovations, to deliver business change at scale and efficiently The ideal candidate will have deep and broad experience with theoretical approaches and practical implementations of vision techniques for task automation. They will be a motivated self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. They will be passionate about staying current with sensing technologies and algorithms in the broader machine vision industry. They will enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and business leaders. They will seek to understand processes behind data so their recommendations are grounded. Key job responsibilities Your solutions will drive new system capabilities with global impact. You will design highly scalable, large enterprise software solutions involving computer vision. You will develop complex perception algorithms integrating across multiple sensing devices. You will develop metrics to quantify the benefits of a solution and influence project resources. You will validate system performance and use insights from your live models to drive the next generation of model development. Common tasks include: • Research, design, implement and evaluate complex perception and decision making algorithms integrating across multiple disciplines • Work closely with software engineering teams to drive scalable, real-time implementations • Collaborate closely with team members on developing systems from prototyping to production level • Collaborate with teams spread all over the world • Track general business activity and provide clear, compelling management reports on a regular basis We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Madrid, ESP | Madrid, M, ESP
US, CA, San Diego
The Private Brands team is looking for an Applied Scientist to join the team in building science solutions at scale. Our team applies Optimization, Machine Learning, Statistics, Causal Inference, and Econometrics/Economics to derive actionable insights. We are an interdisciplinary team of Scientists, Engineers, and Economists and primary focus on building optimization and machine learning solutions in supply chain domain with specific focus on Amazon private brand products. Key job responsibilities You will work with business leaders, scientists, and economists to translate business and functional requirements into concrete deliverables, including the design, development, testing, and deployment of highly scalable optimization solutions and ML models. This is a unique, high visibility opportunity for someone who wants to have business impact, dive deep into large-scale problems, enable measurable actions on the consumer economy, and work closely with scientists and economists. As a scientist, you bring business and industry context to science and technology decisions. You set the standard for scientific excellence and make decisions that affect the way we build and integrate algorithms. Your solutions are exemplary in terms of algorithm design, clarity, model structure, efficiency, and extensibility. You tackle intrinsically hard problems, acquiring expertise as needed. You decompose complex problems into straightforward solutions. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in predictive and machine learning models and working with distributed systems. Academic and/or practical background in Machine Learning are particularly relevant for this position. Familiarity and experience in applying Operations Research techniques to supply chain problems is a plus. To know more about Amazon science, Please visit https://www.amazon.science We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: San Diego, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA
LU, Luxembourg
Ops Integration: Concessions team is looking for a motivated, creative and customer obsessed Snr. Applied Scientist with a strong machine learning background, to develop advanced analytics models (Computer Vision, LLMs, etc.) that improve customer experiences We are the voice of the customer in Amazon’s operations, and we take that role very seriously. If you join this team, you will be a key contributor to delivering the Factory of the Future: leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics to drive tangible, operational change on the ground. You will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders (You will partner with Research and Applied Scientists, SDEs, Technical Program Managers, Product Managers and Business Leaders) across the business to develop and refine new ways of assessing challenges within Amazon operations. This role will combine Amazon’s oldest Leadership Principle, with the latest analytical innovations, to deliver business change at scale and efficiently The ideal candidate will have deep and broad experience with theoretical approaches and practical implementations of vision techniques for task automation. They will be a motivated self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. They will be passionate about staying current with sensing technologies and algorithms in the broader machine vision industry. They will enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and business leaders. They will seek to understand processes behind data so their recommendations are grounded. Key job responsibilities Your solutions will drive new system capabilities with global impact. You will design highly scalable, large enterprise software solutions involving computer vision. You will develop complex perception algorithms integrating across multiple sensing devices. You will develop metrics to quantify the benefits of a solution and influence project resources. You will validate system performance and use insights from your live models to drive the next generation of model development. Common tasks include: • Research, design, implement and evaluate complex perception and decision making algorithms integrating across multiple disciplines • Work closely with software engineering teams to drive scalable, real-time implementations • Collaborate closely with team members on developing systems from prototyping to production level • Collaborate with teams spread all over the world • Track general business activity and provide clear, compelling management reports on a regular basis We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Luxembourg, LUX
GB, London
Ops Integration: Concessions team is looking for a motivated, creative and customer obsessed Snr. Applied Scientist with a strong machine learning background, to develop advanced analytics models (Computer Vision, LLMs, etc.) that improve customer experiences We are the voice of the customer in Amazon’s operations, and we take that role very seriously. If you join this team, you will be a key contributor to delivering the Factory of the Future: leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics to drive tangible, operational change on the ground. You will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders (You will partner with Research and Applied Scientists, SDEs, Technical Program Managers, Product Managers and Business Leaders) across the business to develop and refine new ways of assessing challenges within Amazon operations. This role will combine Amazon’s oldest Leadership Principle, with the latest analytical innovations, to deliver business change at scale and efficiently The ideal candidate will have deep and broad experience with theoretical approaches and practical implementations of vision techniques for task automation. They will be a motivated self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. They will be passionate about staying current with sensing technologies and algorithms in the broader machine vision industry. They will enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists and business leaders. They will seek to understand processes behind data so their recommendations are grounded. Key job responsibilities Your solutions will drive new system capabilities with global impact. You will design highly scalable, large enterprise software solutions involving computer vision. You will develop complex perception algorithms integrating across multiple sensing devices. You will develop metrics to quantify the benefits of a solution and influence project resources. You will validate system performance and use insights from your live models to drive the next generation of model development. Common tasks include: • Research, design, implement and evaluate complex perception and decision making algorithms integrating across multiple disciplines • Work closely with software engineering teams to drive scalable, real-time implementations • Collaborate closely with team members on developing systems from prototyping to production level • Collaborate with teams spread all over the world • Track general business activity and provide clear, compelling management reports on a regular basis Basic Qualifications -Masters in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Robotics or equivalent with a focus on Computer Vision. -2+ years of experience of building machine learning models for business application -Broad knowledge of fundamentals and state of the art in computer vision and machine learning -Strong coding skills in two or more programming languages such as Python or C/C++ -Knowledge of fundamentals in optimization, supervised and reinforcement learning -Excellent problem-solving ability Preferred Qualifications -PhD and 4+ years of industry or academic applied research experience applying Computer Vision techniques and developing Computer vision algorithms -Depth and breadth in state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning technologies and experience designing and building computer vision solutions -Industry experience in sensor systems and the development of production computer vision and machine learning applications built to use them -Experience developing software interfacing to AWS services -Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences -Ability to work on a diverse team or with a diverse range of coworkers -Experience in publishing at major Computer Vision, ML or Robotics conferences or Journals (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, ICML, IJCV, ICRA, IROS, RSS,...) We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: London, GBR
US, WA, Seattle
Want to work in a start-up environment with the resources of Amazon behind you? Do you want to have direct and immediate impact on millions of customers every day? If you are a self-starter, passionate about machine learning, deep learning, big data systems, enjoy designing and implementing new features and machine learned models, and intrigued by ambiguous problems, look no further. Amazon Advertising operates at the intersection of eCommerce and advertising, offering a rich array of digital display advertising solutions with the goal of helping our customers find and discover anything they want to buy. We help advertisers of all types to reach Amazon customers on Amazon.com, across our other owned and operated sites, on other high quality sites across the web, and on millions of Kindles, tablets, and mobile devices. We start with the customer and work backwards in everything we do, including advertising. If you’re interested in joining a rapidly growing team working to build a unique, world-class advertising group with a relentless focus on the customer, you’ve come to the right place. About Our Team: Our team is responsible for building a new advertising product for non-endemic advertisers. We are tasked with taking this start-up offering to market, with the goal of empowering over one million non-endemic advertisers to independently plan and execute campaigns. “Non-endemic” brands offer products and services that are not sold/available in Amazon’s retail marketplace, including restaurants, hotels, airlines, insurance, telecom, and automobiles. We are embarking on a multi-year vision to democratize display advertising for non-endemic advertisers at self-service scale. This will open up Amazon Ads to self-service non-endemic demand— whether they sell on the Amazon store or not— to activate Amazon Ads first-party audiences built from shopping and streaming signals and access unique ad inventory to help grow their business. Open to hire in NYC or Seattle. Key job responsibilities - Drive end-to-end Machine Learning projects that have a high degree of ambiguity, scale, complexity. - Perform hands-on analysis and modeling of enormous data sets to develop insights that increase traffic monetization and merchandise sales, without compromising the shopper experience. - Build machine learning models, perform proof-of-concept, experiment, optimize, and deploy your models into production; work closely with software engineers to assist in productionizing your ML models. - Run A/B experiments, gather data, and perform statistical analysis. - Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large-scale data analysis, machine-learning model development, model validation and serving. - Research new and innovative machine learning approaches. - Train and fine-tune neural models including transformers and language models. - Recruit Applied Scientists to the team and provide mentorship. We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Seattle, WA, USA
US, CA, Sunnyvale
Are you passionate about solving unique customer-facing problem in the Amazon scale? Are you excited by developing and productizing machine learning, deep learning algorithms and leverage tons of Amazon data to learn and infer customer shopping patterns? Do you enjoy working with a diversity of engineers, machine learning scientists, product managers and user-experience designers? If so, you have found the right match! Fashion is extremely fast-moving, visual, subjective, and it presents numerous unique problem domains such as product recommendations, product discovery and evaluation. The vision for Amazon Fashion is to make Amazon the number one online shopping destination for Fashion customers by providing large selections, inspiring and accurate recommendations and customer experience. The mission of Fit science team as part of Fashion Tech is to innovate and develop scalable ML solutions to provide personalized fit and size recommendation when Amazon Fashion customers evaluate apparels or shoes online. The team is hiring Applied Scientist who has a solid background in applied Machine Learning and a proven record of solving customer-facing problems via scalable ML solutions, and is motivated to grow professionally as an ML scientist. Key job responsibilities - Tackle ambiguous problems in Machine Learning and drive full life-cycle Machine Learning projects. - Build machine learning models, perform proof-of-concept, experiment, optimize, and deploy your models into production. - Run A/B experiments, gather data, and perform statistical tests. - Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large-scale data mining, machine-learning model development, model validation and serving. - Work closely with software engineers and product managers to assist in productizing your ML models. We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations: Sunnyvale, CA, USA