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US, WA, Seattle
The DAC AdsEcon Team is looking for an PhD economist. The ideal candidate will have expertise in Empirical Industrial Organization, particularly in auction. You will be a part of a team that develops cutting edge economic and data science advertising research, which is put into production.Advertising is used daily to surface new selection and provide customers a wider set of product choices along their shopping journeys. The business is focused on generating value for shoppers as well as advertisers. Our team uses a combination of econometrics, machine learning, and data science to build disruptive products for all our Advertising products. We also generate insights to guide Amazon Advertising strategy, providing direct support to senior leadership.
US, WA, Seattle
Economists at Amazon are solving some of the most challenging applied economics questions in the tech sector. 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 econometricians in the trade.Amazon’s Consumer Analytics team is looking for Economists join our efforts to build the next generation of analytics systems at Amazon. You’ll work closely with machine learning scientists, finance partners, and senior leaders to make data-driven, principled decisions about marketing and program investments.Economists should have proficiencies in one or more of the following areas:· Data management· Causal modeling (e.g., using regression, propensity matching)· Experimental design· Programming in one or more statistics-oriented languages (Stata, Python, R)· Prediction and forecasting· Structural model design and estimationEconomists work on a mixture of large-scale system design and theoretical economic and statistical problems in a fast-paced environment where creativity, speed, and careful work matter.econjobsAmazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
US, WA, Seattle
Amazon is investing heavily in building a world-class advertising business, and we are responsible for defining and delivering a collection of self-service performance advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks daily and are breaking fresh ground to create world-class products. We are highly motivated, collaborative and fun-loving with an entrepreneurial spirit and bias for action. With a broad mandate to experiment and innovate, we are growing at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities.The Brand Advertising & Shopping Experiences Team (BASE) enables brand owners on Amazon to engage shoppers who are researching and exploring product options to drive brand discovery and build stronger customer relationships. We work on a broad range of areas, including machine learning, distributed computing, large scale system design, big data pipelines, and more. Our engineers and scientists develop ML solutions and infrastructure for marketplace applications such as sourcing, relevance, ranking, and driving better utilization of our supply and demand. We develop predictive models to better match ads to shopping intent yielding to a more engaging experience for our customers. Our goal is to help brand owners connect with shoppers by positioning their promoted products.As we move up the purchase funnel and create more touchpoints for shoppers, the Sponsored Brands business is exploring to evolve our ecosystem to fulfill the mission. The Senior Economist in Sponsored Brands is responsible for 1) innovating and evolving our ecosystem; 2) optimizing the relationship between Amazon Ads ecosystem and Amazon retail ecosystem; 3) identifying optimal pricing model for our business, upgrading our system to bring value to shopper, seller, and Amazon at a scalable way. From influencing customer-facing shopping experiences to helping suppliers grow their retail business and the auction dynamics that leverage native advertising, this role will be powering the engine of one the fastest growing businesses at Amazon.To be successful in this role, you will need to be comfortable making innovation and designing experiments on new-to-world solutions, defining a long-term science vision for our ad marketplace, driving fundamentally from the needs of our customers, translating that direction into specific plans for research and scientists, as well as engineering and product teams. This is a role that combines science leadership, organizational ability, technical strength, product focus, and business understanding. In the immediate term, this role requires (a) addressing principles of allocation function and pricing in ad marketplace auctions, (b) making input to efficient algorithms for multiparameter optimization and AI control methods to find operating points for the ad marketplace auctions and to evolve them, and (c) develop science talent around learning, Economics, and optimization for WW ads.The ideal candidate will be an independent thinker who can make convincing, information-based arguments. With a strong bias for action, this individual will be able to work equally well with science, engineering, Economics, and business teams. This person will have very sound judgment and be able to recruit and groom high caliber talent. Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:· Exhibits excellent judgment· Hires great people. Develops great people.· Has relentlessly high standards· Expects, enables and requires innovation of all teams· Thinks big and has convictions· Results orientedAmazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
CN, 31, Shanghai
Economist – is a new role in the AWS GCR SSOE. The goal is to provide predictive analytics and customer insights, so that we can better support GTM strategy and sales overage to GCR customers. We are looking for a results-driven Economist to help build our technical economics capability in the GCR. He/She will own key inputs over customer coverage, sales productivity, sales forecast and customer analytics. He/She will work closely with global economist team, data scientists to design new frameworks that systematically identify low touch machine driven recommendations that propel customer growth while creating a meaningful economic impact for AWS.The key strategic objectives for this role include:· Provide data-driven guidance and recommendations on strategic questions posed by the GCR leadership.· Design and analysis of account coverage experiments and define and analyze success metrics across sales coverage optimization, pricing and go-to-market programs.· Identify opportunities/tests that drive product discovery, new customer acquisition or usage 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 GCR, 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.
UK, London
Salary: CompetitiveJob Posted: July 14th 2020Closing Date: August 11th 2020Location: LondonAmazon 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.
US, WA, Seattle
The Human Resources Central Science Team (HRCS) uses economics, behavioral science, statistics, and machine learning to proactively identify mechanisms and process improvements which simultaneously improve Amazon and the lives, wellbeing, and the value of work to Amazonians. We are an interdisciplinary team which combines the talents of science and engineering to develop and deliver solutions that measurably achieve this goal.We are looking for outstanding economists who are able to provide structure around complex business problems, hone those complex problems in to specific, scientific questions, and test those questions to generate insights. The ideal candidate will work with engineers and computer scientists to estimate models and algorithms on large scale data, design pilots and measure their impact, and transform successful prototypes into improved policies and programs at scale. We are looking for creative thinkers who can combine a strong technical economic toolbox with a desire to learn from other disciplines, and who know how to execute and deliver on big ideas as part of an interdisciplinary technical team.Ideal candidates will work closely with business partners to develop science that solves the most important business challenges. They will work well in a team setting with individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. They will serve as an ambassador for science and a scientific resource for business teams, so that scientific processes permeate throughout the HR organization to the benefit of Amazonians and Amazon. Ideal candidates will own the development of scientific models and manage the data analysis, modeling, and experimentation that is necessary for estimating and validating model model. They will work closely with engineering teams to develop scalable data resources to support rapid insights, and take successful models and findings into production as new products and services. They will be customer-centric – clearly communicating scientific approaches and findings to business leaders, listening to and incorporate their feedback, and delivering successful scientific solutions.
US, WA, Seattle
Where will Amazon's growth come from in the next year? What about over the next five? Which product lines are poised to quintuple in size? Are we investing enough in our infrastructure, or too much? How do our customers react to changes in prices, product selection, or delivery times? These are among the most important questions at Amazon today. The Topline Forecasting team in the Supply Chain Optimization Technologies (SCOT) group is looking for innovative, passionate and results-oriented Economists to answer these questions. You will have an opportunity to own the long-run outlook for Amazon’s global consumer business and shape strategic decisions at the highest level. The successful candidate will be able to formalize problem definitions from ambiguous requirements, build econometrics models using Amazon’s world-class data systems, and develop cutting-edge solutions for non-standard problems.Key Responsibilities:· Develop new econometric models or improve existing approaches using scalable techniques.· Extract data for analysis and model development from large, complex datasets.· Closely work with engineering teams to build scalable, efficient systems that implement prototypes in production.· Apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment.· Distill problem definitions from informal business requirements and communicate technical solutions to senior business leaders.· Drive innovation and best practices in applied research across the Amazon research science community.Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
US, WA, Seattle
Amazon rewards team is looking for a talented and motivated Senior Economist to work with senior management on key business problems affecting internal rewards products to support flexible workforce models and guide leaders in making rewards investments.You will apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, 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 are expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.Our team helps Amazon leaders make optimal rewards decisions by providing timely, accurate and actionable insights founded on data and research. We’re working backwards to invent new products that support greater flexibility for our employees and help deliver new experiences to Amazon customers.You will collaborate with other Economists, Data Engineers, Research Scientists and Software Developers to build useful new products using the latest AWS technologies.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.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, 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
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, 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.
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.
IN, MH, Mumbai
Amazon Prime Video is changing the way people watch movies and TV shows, offering multiple ways to instantly stream and watch videos. Our mission is to build the widest selection of digital video content and make it trivially easy for customers to enjoy great content wherever and whenever they want.To help us fulfill this mission, we are looking for a customer-obsessed marketing mind to strengthen our ability to delight customers. If you want to operate at start up speed, solve some of the hardest problems and help build a service that customers love, Amazon Prime Video might just be the place for you.RESPONSIBILITIESAmazon Prime Video is looking for an economist with strong technical skills in causal inference to drive methodology improvements for marketing measurement using customer-level data. You will develop new models using customer-level panel data on advertising exposure to identify the causal impact of Amazon Prime Video marketing. You will work closely with media and portfolio teams to understand business needs and with a sister engineering team to productionalize solutions. You will work with other science teams on developing cross channel measurement to understand fixed and variable channel interactions. You will help drive incrementality tests for model validation and improvement. Your models will improve the efficiency of marketing spend dollars.This role requires an individual with strong quantitative modeling skills and the ability to apply statistical/machine learning, econometric, and experimental design methods.The candidate should have strong communication skills to work closely with stakeholders to translate business needs into methodology and data-driven findings into actionable insights. The successful candidate will be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with strong attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.Overall, the candidate’s responsibilities include:· Design and build scalable analytic solutions using econometric models to measure the financial impact of cross channel marketing spend· Work with the data acquisition team on data requirements· Work with global PV and Amazon measurement teams to drive standardization of measurement frameworks and path to automation
US, WA, Seattle
Economists at Amazon are solving some of the most challenging applied economics questions in the tech sector. 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 econometricians in the trade.We are looking for a seasoned leader to manage a talented team of economists and machine learning scientists to build long-term causal estimation products using a combination of econometrics, machine learning and statistics leveraging the power of big data. These products lay the foundation of several key initiatives and strategic program investments at Amazon, generating multiple $Bns in incremental value across the company. In this role, you will work closely with some of the leading researchers on causal inference like Guido Imbens (Professor of Economics at Stanford University) and Victor Chernozhukov (Professor of Economics at MIT).Key Responsibilities:- Applies deep expertise in causal modeling to develop large-scale systems that are deployed across the company. Reviews and audits modeling processes and results for other scientists, both junior and senior.- Describes strategic importance of vision inside and outside of team. Identifies business opportunities, define the problem and roadmap to solve it. Brings a department or company-wide perspective in decision making.- Leads the project plan from a scientific perspective on small to medium product launches including identifying potential risks, key milestones, and paths to mitigate risks- Coaches and gives feedback to direct reports to help develop talent and support career development- Sets and balances goals across team to optimize performance against department goals and employee development. Identifies resource needs for the team.
US, WA, Seattle
The Research and Measurement team in Amazon Operations HR is seeking an Economist to innovate at the intersection of employee experience data, Operational metrics, HR data and social media data. With a scientific HR organization and the growth trajectory of WW Operations, you will help answer complex business problems that can shape our future.In collaboration with data, research scientists and engineers, you will build applied micro econometric models using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems and improve decision science. You will work with business partners to communicate the intuition, implication and detail of your analysis/modeling and be able to incorporate their feedback into your projects.We are looking for creative thinkers who can combine a strong economic toolbox with a desire to learn from others, and who know how to execute and deliver on big ideas. Economists at Amazon are expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.Other specific tasks:· Build econometric and machine learning models to answer challenging, impactful questions.· Partner with other scientists in WW Operations HR to develop scalable solutions to economics problems.· Dig deep into problems facing employee experience to improve decisions science for large scale issue, such as cost impacts of higher attrition.· Work with with machine learning scientists to estimate and validate their models on large scale data.
US, IL, Virtual Location - Illinois
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 R or Python is necessary. Knowledge of time series/forecasting, reduced form casual inference, and empirical IO, as well as experience with SQL 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 MBAs. 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