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Amazon delights millions of customers around the world. Meet the behind the scenes team that enables our Human Resource and Operations Leaders to make informed decisions. The Amazon PeopleInsight team builds reporting and analytics tools for our teams that fulfill customer promise every day. Whether it is Fulfillment Center team that delivers your Prime order in two days, our Amazon Locker team that lets you pick up your package anytime that is convenient for you, our Prime Now team getting you lunch in under an hour, or one of many more, the PeopleInsight group is there providing people metrics along the employee lifecycle for our global operations businesses. The PeopleInsight team is a collaborative group of Business Analysts, Business Intelligence Engineers, Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Product Managers, and Program Managers dedicated to empowering leaders and enabling action through data and science. We deliver workforce, associate experience, and leadership insights so Amazon leaders can focus their efforts in ways that will engage, retain and grow their associates.We are now recruiting for an exceptional Data Scientist, Worldwide OperationsThe ideal candidate will be:· A Well-Rounded Athlete –Like a true athlete, 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.Roles and ResponsibilitiesSuccess in this role will include influencing within your team and mentoring peers. The problems you will consider will be difficult to solve and often require a range of data science methodologies combined with subject matter expertise. You will need to be capable of gathering and using complex data set across domains. You will deliver artifacts on medium size projects, define the methodology, and own the analysis. Your findings will affect important business decisions. Solutions are testable and reproducible. You will create documents and share findings in line with scientific best practices for both technical and nontechnical audiences.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
US, CA, Virtual Location - California
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Sawtooth would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
The Director of Economics, WW Consumer Finance will lead a team of Data Scientists, Economists and Software Engineers responsible for reporting and attribution on changes to the Worldwide Consumer business due to both Macro (external) and Micro (internal) factors.The existing team focuses on Macro factors and delivers business insights by building automated tools and algorithms to understand the impact of trends and shocks (e.g. Brexit, Hurricanes) on Amazon customer behavior. The team’s mission is to provide Amazon’s Consumer Shopping business with tools and analysis to measure, test, and predict the impact of external events and trends on our customers’ interaction with the Consumer business. The team owns software systems that provide tools for scaling data science and econometric insights to Financial Analysts, provides advanced analysis education, and manages external data that benefits the WW Consumer organization.In addition to leading the existing team, the Director will build out a Micro attribution capability. The Micro function will add the tools and skill sets necessary to quickly report on causal attribution for internal Amazon changes. The Micro team will have the audit capability to track how projected downstream program benefits are actually realized and adjust future projections accordingly. The Micro function will rely on data science capability and tooling to be able to accommodate the more granular Micro data and rapidly changing internal business drivers.The Director will also provide thought leadership and career development coaching to other Data Scientists and Economists embedded on other teams throughout the WW Consumer Finance organization. The Director and his/her team will be a central science resource, and will provide consulting and governance across the WW Consumer Finance organization.We are looking for a seasoned economist and leader who is able to lead a multi-disciplinary team of experts into success through innovation and cross-functional collaborations, with the ability to translate science and data into practical advice that the business will use to make decisions. In this role you’ll need to be a strategic thought partner who brings people together across functions, a persuasive executive coach, and an organized and inspiring team leader.
US, WA, Seattle
As a senior economist on the Seller Development team, you will drive the overall success of a multi-billion dollar business by identifying growth opportunities for 3P sellers. The role will carry a multi-billion dollar charter and the right candidate will have high business judgement, work well with stakeholders and have a track record of working with very large data sets to identify headwinds and tailwinds to business growth. The right candidate will have a strong interest in working in a start-up like environment and be able to thrive in fast-pace, highly collaborative environments. The role will tap into a broad range of skills, including analytics, econometrics, data science and financial analysis.
US, WA, Seattle
Amazon delights millions of customers around the world. Meet the behind the scenes team that enables our Human Resource and Operations Leaders to make informed decisions. The Amazon PeopleInsight team builds reporting and analytics tools for our teams that fulfill customer promise every day. Whether it is Fulfillment Center team that delivers your Prime order in two days, our Amazon Locker team that lets you pick up your package anytime that is convenient for you, our Prime Now team getting you lunch in under an hour, or one of many more, the PeopleInsight group is there providing people metrics along the employee lifecycle for our global operations businesses. The PeopleInsight team is a collaborative group of Business Analysts, Business Intelligence Engineers, Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Product Managers, and Program Managers dedicated to empowering leaders and enabling action through data and science. We deliver workforce, associate experience, and leadership insights so Amazon leaders can focus their efforts in ways that will engage, retain and grow their associates.We are now recruiting for an exceptional Data Scientist, Worldwide OperationsThe ideal candidate will be:· A Well-Rounded Athlete –Like a true athlete, 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.Roles and ResponsibilitiesSuccess in this role will include influencing within your team and mentoring peers. The problems you will consider will be difficult to solve and often require a range of data science methodologies combined with subject matter expertise. You will need to be capable of gathering and using complex data set across domains. You will deliver artifacts on medium size projects, define the methodology, and own the analysis. Your findings will affect important business decisions. Solutions are testable and reproducible. You will create documents and share findings in line with scientific best practices for both technical and nontechnical audiences.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
US, WA, Seattle
Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. We hire the world's brightest minds, offering them a fast paced, technologically sophisticated and friendly work environment.Economists at Amazon will be expected to work directly with senior management on key business problems faced in retail, international retail, cloud computing, third party merchants, search, Kindle, streaming video, and operations. Amazon economists will apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, online advertising and other areas. You will build econometric models, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment. Economists at Amazon will be expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.
US, WA, Seattle
At Alexa Shopping, we strive to enable shopping in everyday life through technology innovations in both voice and screen applications, from organizing shopping to covering in the moment shopping needs. Our products range from package tracking to shopping lists and instant ordering. We allow customers to create, add to, and collaborate on shopping lists that can be used in any store and to instantly order whatever they need, by simply interacting with their Smart Devices such as Echo or Fire TV. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can go from 'I want that' to 'that's on the way' in a matter of seconds.Amazon economists apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, online advertising and other areas. Our economists build econometric models using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast-moving environment. A career at Amazon affords economists the opportunity to work with data of unparalleled quality, apply rigorous applied econometric approaches, and work with some of the most talented applied scientists in the trade.The Customer Activity Science team within Alexa Shopping is looking for an experienced Economist to scale estimation strategies to measure the value of our feature set and provide thought leadership on how the organization can best use these estimates to optimize decision making across marketing and product. Your expertise in causal inference methods, system thinking, and ability to communicate and work with varying functions from Product, Marketing, Finance, and Engineering will be instrumental in delivering and driving value for the organization.In addition, we are looking for an individual who can mentor junior scientists and who can offer guidance in metrics building, forecasting and regression adjustment, and experimental design to our BI, Marketing, and Product partners. We expect this individual to manage their priorities and backlog, along with deliverable expectations to their customers.Finally, the ideal candidate should also feel comfortable working with relational databases to construct data-sets or have a willingness to learn. You will be expected to pull your own data and work with BI and Data Engineering to create new data-sets and pipelines.The main responsibilities for this position include:· Apply expertise in causal modeling· Collaborate with Business Intelligence, Scientists, Data Engineering to scale contributions· Review and audit modeling processes and results for other scientists, both junior and senior· Work with leadership in Product, Marketing and Finance to drive adoption of our modeling products· Provide data insights based on our products/analyses to drive strategic initiatives and measurement strategies to prove them out· Bring a department-wide perspective into decision making· Contribute to a knowledge sharing culture
UK, London
Do you want to be part of the next big thing when it is still Day 0?Our Customer Experience Strategy team aims to help achieve Amazon’s mission: to be Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company. We relentlessly focus on raising the bar and driving change across all of Amazon, including Video, Alexa, Seller, and Retail.As part of this mission, we are looking for an experienced Economist or Scientist with experience in causal inference and quantitative analysis to dive deep into our customer engagement strategy and use data to understand how to optimally measure the impact of our Customer engagement activities, focused primarily on Social Media in the first phase. We aim to draw business driven insights by identifying gaps and opportunities in the end-to-end customer experience.Are you up for the challenge? #LetsdothisKey responsibilities:With a multi-disciplinary team of experts, you will leverage your applied economics experience to understand how we can best measure the impact of customer engagement through our marketing activities. For example, how do you translate social media into value for the business?We are particularly interested in candidates with a research background in customer behavior, applied microeconomics, data science, causal inference, quantitative analysis and marketing, or some combination of these fields. However, we want to talk with any experienced scientist or economist with an interest in working on innovative, strategic problems with significant business impact across digital marketing.
US, CA, Virtual Location - California
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Sawtooth would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
Are you excited about customer-facing research and reinventing the way people think about long-held assumptions? At Amazon, we are constantly inventing and re-inventing to be the most customer-centric company in the world. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. Amazon is one of the most recognizable brand names in the world and we distribute millions of products each year to our loyal customers.The F3 (Fresh, Food, Fast) organization leads the innovation of Amazon’s ultra-fast grocery product initiatives. Our key vision is to transform the online grocery experience and provide a wide grocery selection in order to be the primary destination to fulfill customer’s food shopping needs. The F3 Supply Chain team builds and operates world class grocery supply chain systems and infrastructure to deliver growth for the business globally. We’re growing in scale and volume, by orders of magnitude. We are a team of passionate tech builders who work endlessly to make life better for our customers through amazing, thoughtful, and creative new grocery shopping experiences. To succeed, we need senior leaders to forge a path into the future by building innovative, maintainable, and scalable systems.F3 tech is opening a position for a L6 level Economist to work with the lead scientists in the grocery space on long term research projects. The focus of the position is on scientific work. Beyond supporting and collaborating with the lead scientists, mainly on long run projects, commensurate with the more senior level the expectation is that the candidate also proposes and executes own research projects. Long term projects that are in the planning stages include pricing, supply chain/procurement and advertising. The research projects consist of a mixture of theoretical and empirical work and require a broad skill set with particular emphasis on data analytic and econometric tools. While not every research project will result in a product, the intention is for most of them to eventually be part of production. Since the projects are meant to be bold and disruptive, this process may take longer and involve trial and error. Yet, an important skill required for this position is to help ensure that these projects will be executed. In line with the different facets of research, this position requires background in IO and related fields, but also experience with empirical work and associated empirical methods. In as far as these abilities need to be extended, the position also involves the expectation and the opportunity to learn additional tools. In addition to the scientific skill set, the position also requires communication with business stake holders and collaboration with software engineers.
US, WA, Seattle
Prime Video is an industry leading, high-growth business and a critical driver of Amazon Prime subscriptions, which contribute to customer loyalty and lifetime value. Prime Video is used daily by a massive audience on Amazon's websites and through a variety of devices including the Kindle Fire, game consoles, smart TVs and Blu-ray players. Prime Video is a digital video streaming and download service that offers Amazon customers the ability to rent, purchase or subscribe to a huge catalog of videos. Movies range from new releases to classic favorites, and Prime Video offers major television episodes, entire seasons, or even day after air TV.The Prime Video Analytics team uses machine learning, econometrics, and data science to optimize Amazon’s streaming-video catalogue, driving customer engagement and Prime member acquisition. We generate insights to guide Amazon’s digital-video strategy, and we provide direct support to the content-acquisition process. We use detailed customer behavioral data (e.g. streaming history) and detailed information about content to predict and understand what customers like to watch.We are looking for a Senior Economist to build innovative systems for classifying content and predicting customers’ response to individual titles. For example, we need to predict the performance of titles based on incomplete information. Key responsibilities of the Prime Video Sr. Economist include the following:· Optimizing the digital video catalog to improve customer experience and grow the Amazon business· Determining statistically significant control groups for experimentation· Improving model usability by analyzing customer behavior and by gathering requirements from business owners and other tech teams. Incorporating new data sources and implementing creative methodology innovations to improve model performance· Creating and tracking accuracy and performance metrics· Helping build production systems that take inputs from multiple models and support decision making· Mentoring junior members to improve their understanding and application of econometric techniques
US, CA, Irvine
Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. We hire the world's brightest minds, offering them a fast paced, technologically sophisticated and friendly work environment.Are you excited about reinventing the way people think about long-held assumptions? The F3 (Fresh Food Fast) is the organization responsible for transforming the online grocery delivery and pickup experience for Amazon. Our vision is to make Amazon the primary destination to fulfill customer’s food shopping needs. The F3 Supply Chain team builds and operates world class grocery supply chain systems and infrastructure to deliver growth for the business globally.How often have you had an opportunity to be a founding member of a team that is solving a significant problem through innovative technology? We’re growing in scale and volume, by orders of magnitude. We are a team of passionate tech builders who work endlessly to make life better for our customers through amazing, thoughtful, and creative new grocery shopping experiences. To succeed, we need senior technical leaders to forge a path into the future by building innovative, maintainable, and scalable systems. If this sounds intriguing, then we’d like to talk to an economist like you about a role on a new Amazon team that's tackling a set of problems requiring significant innovation and scaling.Economists at Amazon will be expected to work directly with our Chief Economists and senior management on key business problems faced in retail, international retail, cloud computing, third party merchants, search, Kindle, streaming video, and operations. Amazon economists will apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, online advertising and other areas. You will build econometric models, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment. Economists at Amazon will be expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.
US, WA, Seattle
The AWS Central Economics team is looking for a PhD economist. The ideal candidate will have experience with time-series forecasting.You will learn about cloud products, including compute, storage, and databases. You will work on analytic projects requested by senior leadership. You will get the opportunity to learn new techniques. You will be a part of a team with many experienced economists.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Virtual Location - Washington
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Sawtooth would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLEEntity: Amazon.com Services LLCTitle: Economist IILocation: Seattle, WAPosition Responsibilities:Work with the chief economist and/or senior management on key business problems faced in retail, international retail, cloud computing, third party merchants, search, Kindle, streaming video, and/or operations. Apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, online advertising and other areas. Build econometric models using data systems. Apply economic theory to solve business problems. Develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems. Apply tools from applied micro-econometrics (e.g. experimental design, difference-in-difference, regression discontinuity, and IV) and forecasting (essential time series models). Leverage big data tools for data extraction. Write up and present analysis for distribution to various levels of management at Amazon.Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation #0000
US, WA, Seattle
Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. We hire the world's brightest minds, offering them a fast paced, technologically sophisticated and friendly work environment.An Economist in Customer Service at Amazon will work directly with senior management on developing models to evaluate Customer Service policies to continue Amazon's mission of being the most customer-centric company. You will build econometric models, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment. Economists at Amazon will be expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.
UK, London
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. To achieve this we hire the world's brightest minds, offering them a fast paced, technologically sophisticated and friendly work environment.Economists for Amazon UK will be expected to work directly with senior management on key business problems faced in international retail. The role allows you to influence UK wide strategy by applying the frontier of economic thinking to selection, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, customer behaviour and other areas. Economists at Amazon will be expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, use econometric models and methods to address complex problems, design and test hypothesis on customer pain points and key growth ideas and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.We are looking for a results-driven Economist to join the Insights and Innovations team in London and be among the first economists to help build our technical economics capability in the EU. The team is focused on kick-starting the next radical idea in the UK and getting it from the drawing board to V1. The team owns key inputs at a UK level such as Selection, Pricing, Availability, Customer experience and Competitive and Market intelligence. The team is dedicated to innovating and failing fast with minimal resources. Economists will work closely with other research scientists, machine learning experts, and economists globally to design new frameworks that systematically identify low touch machine driven recommendations that propel customer growth while creating a meaningful economic impact for Amazon. Research science at Amazon is a highly experimental activity, although theoretical analysis and innovation are also welcome. Our economists and scientists work closely with software engineers to put algorithms into practice. They also work on cross-disciplinary efforts with other scientists within Amazon.The key strategic objectives for this role include:· Provide data-driven guidance and recommendations on strategic questions posed by the UK and EU Retail leadership.· Design and analysis of version-zero (V0) experiments and define and analyze success metrics across marketing, pricing and supply chain optimization.· Identify opportunities/tests that drive product discovery, new customer acquisition or purchase frequency with the end goal to drive growth. Conduct, direct, and coordinate all phases of research projects, demonstrating skill in all stages of the analysis process, including defining key research questions, recommending measures, working with multiple data sources, evaluating methodology and design, executing analysis plans, interpreting and communicating results.· While the scope will be focused on UK and EU, the economist will also partner with economists in the US team and think of projects with Global scope. Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you know how to deliver results fast, and you have a deeply quantitative, highly innovative approach to solving problems, and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
US, CA, Virtual Location - California
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Sawtooth would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
The Amazon Economics Team is hiring Interns in Economics. We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and responsible individuals who are eager to learn how to work with large and complicated data sets. Some knowledge of econometrics, as well as basic familiarity with Stata or R is necessary, and experience with SQL, UNIX, and Sawtooth would be a plus.These are full-time positions at 40 hours per week, with compensation being awarded on an hourly basis. You will learn how to build data sets and perform applied econometric analysis at Internet speed collaborating with economists, data scientists and MBAʼs. These skills will translate well into writing applied chapters in your dissertation and provide you with work experience that may help you with placement.Roughly 50% of research assistants from previous cohorts have converted to full time data science or economics employment at Amazon. If you are interested, please send your CV to our mailing list at econ-internship@amazon.com.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
Amazon's Pricing Research team is seeking an experienced Senior Principal Economist to help envision, design and build the next generation of pricing capabilities behind Amazon's retail business. We require a thought leader who can work with other economists, data scientists and business leaders to create a vision for Amazon pricing across channels and global marketplaces in order to deliver prices that delight our customers while maximizing Amazon's long-term free cash flow. This position requires and intellectual leader who is comfortable working at the intersection of economic theory, statistical inference, machine learning and optimization to design new pricing strategies and algorithms that deliver game-changing value to our customers, suppliers and Amazon. This is an opportunity for a high-energy individual to work with our unmatched data to bring cutting edge research into real-world applications with enormous impact on our business.The Pricing Research Team is a team of scientists and economists who design the analytics powering pricing for Amazon's on-line business. The team uses world-class analytics to make sure that the prices that we offer bring tremendous value to our customers and drive our future growth. A key capability of the group is the ability to work with large volumes of data to generate actionable insight for decision makers.This position is perfect for someone who is passionate about using cutting-edge analytic technologies to create new approaches to pricing, formulating metrics to measure their effectiveness, developing and evaluating large-scale experiments to test them and communicating the results to senior management. Experience in applying economic concepts to real-world problems is essential. We are particularly interested in candidates with research background in applied microeconomics and market design.