ARA Program Rules

Last updated: March 12, 2021

By applying to or participating in the Amazon Research Awards Program (“ARA Program”), you agree to the following rules (“Rules”). These Rules are solely between Amazon Web Services, Inc. (“AWS,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) and the entity that you represent (“you” or “your”), including the lead researcher/s who applies to the ARA Program (the “Principal Investigator”) and any members of the research team. Capitalized terms not defined herein may be defined in the AWS Customer Agreement. The Principal Investigator is responsible for distributing these rules to all members of the research team before they participate in any research in connection with a proposal funded by the ARA Program.

I. Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an ARA Program award (“Award”), the Principal Investigator must be (1) either a full-time faculty member at an accredited academic institution or a permanent researcher at a non-governmental organization with recognized legal status in their respective country (equivalent to 501(c)(3) status under the United States Internal Revenue Code) and (2) at or above the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of application. Each Principal Investigator is permitted to submit only one proposal to the ARA Program per call for proposal period.

By submitting your proposal to the ARA Program, you represent that your Principal Investigator:

(a) is not a paid employee of a government entity (other than an accredited academic institution);

(b) is not under US export controls or sanctions;

(c) has not been a director, officer, employee, intern or contractor of Amazon or its affiliates within the 12 months preceding application to the ARA Program (“Ineligible Personnel”);

(d) is not a member of the immediate family or household of Ineligible Personnel;

(e) has not participated in or had decision-making authority over any cloud infrastructure procurements involving AWS or its affiliates; and

The ARA Program is void in Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, the region of Crimea, and where otherwise prohibited by law.

Amazon employees are not eligible to receive an Award.

II. Application Content

No proposal to the ARA Program may contain any confidential information and no part may be marked as ‘confidential.’ Amazon does not accept any legal obligation (whether of confidentiality, compensation, return or otherwise) with respect to any proposals. Amazon reserves the right to implement competitive, similar, or identical ideas in the future, without restriction or obligation. You understand and acknowledge that Amazon has wide access to technology, designs, and other materials, and may work on and/or develop projects and ideas that may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to your proposal in theme, idea, format or other respects, inclusive. You acknowledge and agree that you will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of Amazon’s use of any such similar or identical material that has or may come to Amazon from other sources.

You represent and warrant that your proposal

(a) is either your original work or an update to original work;

(b) does not, to your knowledge, infringe any third party patent rights; and

(c) does not infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate any other third party intellectual property rights (i.e. other than patent rights), including any copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, contract or licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or moral rights.

III. Awards

Proposals selected for funding will receive an Award that may include cash, AWS Promotional Credit, or both. Award funding is not extendable or transferable without our written consent, but you may submit new proposals for subsequent ARA Program calls.

All Award amounts will be determined by AWS in its sole discretion. Any cash component of an Award:

(a) will be structured as a one-year unrestricted gift to your Principal Investigator’s academic institution or organization;

(b) will be provided directly to your academic institution or organization for distribution and management; and

(c) may not be used for indirect expenses which are not incurred solely for your Principal Investigator’s research.

You or your academic institution are responsible for any costs and expenses associated with an Award, including overhead or indirect costs. You will be required to complete administrative requirements to process any cash Award, which may include submitting a W-9 form, completing a tax questionnaire, and registering in Amazon’s Payee Central System. If your organization is unable to complete these requirements in a timely manner, AWS reserves the right to rescind the Award. Any payment from AWS to you under the Award may be issued by a purchase order. Except where prohibited by law, you are responsible for all taxes (including income tax and value added tax) that may be imposed on you by your local tax authorities. These Rules, the agreements referenced herein, and any other agreement regarding the relationship between you and AWS will constitute a Master Agreement under the terms of the purchase order.

IV. AWS Customer Agreement

Your use of any AWS Promotional Credit is subject to the general AWS Customer Agreement terms or other terms governing your use of AWS Services (“Agreement”). In the event of a conflict between these Rules and the Agreement, the Agreement will control with respect to your access to and use of the Service Offerings. Additionally, any use of AWS Promotional Credit will be in accordance with and subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions. In the event of a conflict between these Rules and the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions, the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions will govern with respect to any AWS Promotional Credit you receive.

V. Privacy

You acknowledge and agree that we may collect, store, share, and otherwise use personally identifiable information provided during the ARA Program application process, including but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. All personally identifiable information collected is subject to, and will be used in accordance with, the Amazon Privacy Notice, including for administering ARA Program and verifying applicant’s identities, addresses, and telephone numbers in the event a proposal is selected for funding. By participating in the ARA Program, you consent to the transfer of personal data to the United States for purposes of administering the ARA Program, conducting publicity about the ARA Program, and additional purposes that are consistent with goals relating to the ARA Program. The data controller for information collected by us is Amazon.com Services, Inc., 410 Terry Ave North, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA.

VI. Marketing & Publicity

Except where prohibited, you consent to our use of your name, likeness, biographical information, and voice in advertising, publicity, trade, and other marketing and promotional materials (including video, audio, and print through all means of distribution) worldwide without compensation, notice or approval, and you disclaim any ownership rights to the content of such materials.

You may acknowledge our support by stating that your research is supported by the ARA Program. Any use of the AWS logo is subject to the AWS Trademark Guidelines. Any other use of Amazon logos requires Amazon’s prior written consent. You must receive AWS’s prior written consent before issuing a press release or making any public disclosure regarding your participation in the ARA Program. You agree not to misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you. You will not imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you except as expressly permitted by these Rules.

VII. Limitation of Liability

YOU ACCEPT THE CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE DECISIONS OF AMAZON, AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ARA PROGRAM. EACH RESEARCH TEAM MEMBER, THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AND THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR’S INSTITUTION HEREBY RELEASES AMAZON FROM, AND WAIVES ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST AMAZON FOR, ANY LOSSES, LIABILITY, AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, (INCLUDING FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA, LOST PROFITS, COST OF COVER OR OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR RELIANCE DAMAGES) INCURRED OR SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH OR RISING OUT OF (1) THE ARA PROGRAM OR ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY RELATED THERETO, (2) USE OF ANY PROPOSAL OR RIGHTS THEREIN, OR (3) ANY BREACH OF ANY AGREEMENT OR WARRANTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ARA PROGRAM, INCLUDING THESE OFFICIAL RULES, HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THEORY OF LIABILITY.

VIII. Changes

We may amend any of these rules at our sole discretion by posting the revised terms on the ARA Program website. Your continued participation in the ARA Program after the effective date of the revised rules constitutes your acceptance of the rules.

IX. Disputes

Any dispute or claim relating in any way to the ARA Program will be resolved in accordance with terms set forth in the AWS Customer Agreement.

X. Representations and Warranties

You represent and warrant that:

(a) your receipt of any Award is neither prohibited nor inconsistent with any applicable laws, regulations, or binding orders, including applicable ethics rules or internal institutional rules;

(b) you have completed or will complete all legal and ethical requirements necessary to accept the Award;

(c) your receipt of the Award will not create a conflict of interest for AWS or its affiliates;

(d) you are not participating in, nor have any decision-making authority over, any procurements or purchasing decisions involving AWS or its affiliates on behalf of your organization; and

(e) you will properly book and record the Award in your accounting documents in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

In the event that your representations and warranties under this section are or become inaccurate, you must notify us immediately and any Award your organization receives will be voidable.

US, CA, Santa Clara
Job summaryAmazon is looking for a passionate, talented, and inventive Applied Scientist with a strong machine learning background to help build industry-leading language technology.Our mission is to provide a delightful experience to Amazon’s customers by pushing the envelope in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Dialog management, conversational AI and Machine Learning (ML).As part of our AI team in Amazon AWS, you will work alongside internationally recognized experts to develop novel algorithms and modeling techniques to advance the state-of-the-art in human language technology. Your work will directly impact millions of our customers in the form of products and services, as well as contributing to the wider research community. You will gain hands on experience with Amazon’s heterogeneous text and structured data sources, and large-scale computing resources to accelerate advances in language understanding.We are hiring primarily in Conversational AI / Dialog System Development areas: NLP, NLU, Dialog Management, NLG.This role can be based in NYC, Seattle or Palo Alto.Inclusive Team CultureHere at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences.Work/Life BalanceOur team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.Mentorship & Career GrowthOur team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.
US, NY, New York
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US, CA, Santa Clara
Job summaryAWS AI/ML is looking for world class scientists and engineers to join its AI Research and Education group working on building automated ML solutions for planetary-scale sustainability and geospatial applications. Our team's mission is to develop ready-to-use and automated solutions that solve important sustainability and geospatial problems. We live in a time wherein geospatial data, such as climate, agricultural crop yield, weather, landcover, etc., has become ubiquitous. Cloud computing has made it easy to gather and process the data that describes the earth system and are generated by satellites, mobile devices, and IoT devices. Our vision is to bring the best ML/AI algorithms to solve practical environmental and sustainability-related R&D problems at scale. Building these solutions require a solid foundation in machine learning infrastructure and deep learning technologies. The team specializes in developing popular open source software libraries like AutoGluon, GluonCV, GluonNLP, DGL, Apache/MXNet (incubating). Our strategy is to bring the best of ML based automation to the geospatial and sustainability area.We are seeking an experienced Applied Scientist for the team. This is a role that combines science knowledge (around machine learning, computer vision, earth science), technical strength, and product focus. It will be your job to develop ML system and solutions and work closely with the engineering team to ship them to our customers. You will interact closely with our customers and with the academic and research communities. You will be at the heart of a growing and exciting focus area for AWS and work with other acclaimed engineers and world famous scientists. You are also expected to work closely with other applied scientists and demonstrate Amazon Leadership Principles (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/principles). Strong technical skills and experience with machine learning and computer vision are required. Experience working with earth science, mapping, and geospatial data is a plus. Our customers are extremely technical and the solutions we build for them are strongly coupled to technical feasibility.About the teamInclusive Team CultureAt AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust. Work/Life BalanceOur team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.Mentorship & Career GrowthOur team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded scientist and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.Interested in this role? Reach out to the recruiting team with questions or apply directly via amazon.jobs.
US, CA, Santa Clara
Job summaryAWS AI/ML is looking for world class scientists and engineers to join its AI Research and Education group working on building automated ML solutions for planetary-scale sustainability and geospatial applications. Our team's mission is to develop ready-to-use and automated solutions that solve important sustainability and geospatial problems. We live in a time wherein geospatial data, such as climate, agricultural crop yield, weather, landcover, etc., has become ubiquitous. Cloud computing has made it easy to gather and process the data that describes the earth system and are generated by satellites, mobile devices, and IoT devices. Our vision is to bring the best ML/AI algorithms to solve practical environmental and sustainability-related R&D problems at scale. Building these solutions require a solid foundation in machine learning infrastructure and deep learning technologies. The team specializes in developing popular open source software libraries like AutoGluon, GluonCV, GluonNLP, DGL, Apache/MXNet (incubating). Our strategy is to bring the best of ML based automation to the geospatial and sustainability area.We are seeking an experienced Applied Scientist for the team. This is a role that combines science knowledge (around machine learning, computer vision, earth science), technical strength, and product focus. It will be your job to develop ML system and solutions and work closely with the engineering team to ship them to our customers. You will interact closely with our customers and with the academic and research communities. You will be at the heart of a growing and exciting focus area for AWS and work with other acclaimed engineers and world famous scientists. You are also expected to work closely with other applied scientists and demonstrate Amazon Leadership Principles (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/principles). Strong technical skills and experience with machine learning and computer vision are required. Experience working with earth science, mapping, and geospatial data is a plus. Our customers are extremely technical and the solutions we build for them are strongly coupled to technical feasibility.About the teamInclusive Team CultureAt AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust. Work/Life BalanceOur team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.Mentorship & Career GrowthOur team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded scientist and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.Interested in this role? Reach out to the recruiting team with questions or apply directly via amazon.jobs.
US, NY, New York
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US, Virtual
Job summaryDo you have consulting leadership experience deploying digital, data, technology strategy and execution within Fortune 500 enterprise organization? Have you built and led successful consulting practices? Do you have broad technical skills and experience across Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence? Can you build, lead and influence machine learning engineers and data science consultants in a technical specialty team to deliver these new capabilities on the AWS platform to our enterprise customers? At AWS, we are looking for a Senior Practice Manager with a successful record of leading enterprise customers through a variety of transformative projects involving Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence; delivering business outcomes that contribute to our customers’ transformation journey. An SPM will focus on a geography and a set of technical specialties, and will manage a team of direct reports. The SPM will develop a long-term plan to develop the right skills across the team, influence the go-to-market strategy within the region and collaborate across the entire AWS organization to bring access to product and service teams, to get the right solution delivered and drive feature innovation based upon customer needs. Key job responsibilities• Engage customers - collaborate with enterprise sales managers to develop strong customer and partner relationships and build a growing business, driving adoption of emerging technologies in key accounts.• Coach and teach - collaborate with field sales, pre-sales, marketing, training and support teams to help partners and customers drive business outcomes through application of AI/ML.• Deliver value - lead high quality delivery of a variety of customized engagements with partners and enterprise customers in the commercial sector.• Lead great people - attract top machine learning engineers and data scientists to build high performing teams of consultants with superior technical depth, and outstanding peer and customer relationship skills• Be a customer advocate - Work with engineering teams to convey partner and enterprise customer feedback as input to technology roadmaps
US, WA, Seattle
Job summaryAWS Insight is looking for a Data Scientist to help develop sophisticated algorithms and models that involve analyzing and learning from over 540 billion customer cost, usage, and utilization events daily. We use this data to generate recommendations and forecasts for customers to help them better understand and optimize their AWS costs and usage and reduce the complexity of managing their cloud costs. Our team's vision is to be the world's authoritative provider of AWS computing insight, where customers can understand, control and optimize usage of AWS products. We sit at the nexus of all AWS services and interact directly with end-customers, and we build relationships with teams across AWS to ensure that we offer a secure and reliable customer experience that builds trust with our customers and provides them with intelligent insights.As a successful data scientist in AWS Insights, you will be responsible for understanding and mining the large amount of data, and developing recommendations that will help improve the accuracy and relevance of our forecasting and recommendations models. You will work closely with talented data scientists, software engineers, and business groups to build enhance existing models and build new models that solve challenging customer problems. You will work with the engineers to drive implementation of the proposed models and establish testing strategies to validate the models before and after they are put into production. On top of that, you are an analytical problem solver who enjoys diving into data, are excited about investigating and developing algorithms, and can influence technical teams and business stakeholders to solve real-world customer problems.Key job responsibilitiesImproving upon existing forecasting statistical or machine learning methodologies by developing new data sources, testing model enhancements, running computational experiments, and fine-tuning model parameters for new forecasting modelsSupporting decision making by providing requirements to develop analytic capabilities, platforms, pipelines and metrics then using them to analyze trends and find root causes of forecast inaccuracyFormalizing assumptions about how demand forecasts are expected to behave, creating definitions of outliers, developing methods to systematically identify these outliers, and explaining why they are reasonable or identifying fixes for themTranslating forecasting business requirements into specific analytical questions that can be answered with available data using statistical and machine learning methods; working with engineers to produce the required data when it is not availableCommunicating verbally and in writing to business customers with various levels of technical knowledge, educating them about our systems, as well as sharing insights and recommendationsUtilizing code (Python, R, Scala, etc.) for analyzing data and building statistical and machine learning models and algorithms
US, Virtual
Job summaryIn the Amazon Selection Monitoring team, we have the goal of establishing the most comprehensive, accurate and fresh universal selection of products. We enrich and increase the quality and coverage of Amazon product selection using cutting edge machine learning and big data technologies. We are looking for highly motivated scientists who can lead the design, development, deployment and maintenance of data-driven models using machine learning (ML) and/or natural language (NL) and computer vision (CV) applications. Your models would be monitoring billions and billions of products. You will build Amazon scale applications running on Amazon Web Service (AWS) that both leverage and create new technologies to process large volumes of data that derive patterns and conclusions from the data. Amazon Science gives you insight into the company’s approach to customer-obsessed scientific innovation. Amazon fundamentally believes that scientific innovation is essential to being the most customer-centric company in the world. It’s the company’s ability to have an impact at scale that allows us to attract some of the brightest minds in artificial intelligence and related fields. Our scientists continue to publish, teach, and engage with the academic community, in addition to utilizing our working backwards method to enrich the way we live and work. Please visit https://www.amazon.science for more information. Responsibilities - Designing and implementing new features and machine learned models, including the application of state-of-art deep learning to solve search matching and ranking problems, including filtering, new content indexing, and apply document understandingConducting and coordinating process development leading to improved and streamlined processes for model development. Strong customer focus is essentialWorking closely with Product Managers to expand depth of our product insights with data, create a variety of experiments, and determine the highest-impact projects to include in planning roadmapsProviding technical and scientific guidance to your team membersCommunicating effectively with senior management as well as with colleagues from science, engineering, and business backgroundsBeing a cultural leader that ensures teams are collecting, understanding, and using data to inform every decision that impacts our customers The successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, a start-up mentality, excellent project management skills, and great communication skills.Key job responsibilitiesDesigning and implementing new features and machine learned models, including the application of state-of-art deep learning to solve search matching and ranking problems, including filtering, new content indexing, and apply document understandingConducting and coordinating process development leading to improved and streamlined processes for model development. Strong customer focus is essentialWorking closely with Product Managers to expand depth of our product insights with data, create a variety of experiments, and determine the highest-impact projects to include in planning roadmapsProviding technical and scientific guidance to your team membersCommunicating effectively with senior management as well as with colleagues from science, engineering, and business backgroundsBeing a cultural leader that ensures teams are collecting, understanding, and using data to inform every decision that impacts our customersA day in the lifeYou will work with Product Managers to translate the business problem into a science problemYou will define methods for data collection and performance evaluationYou will experiment new models and evaluate their performanceYou will perform deep dive to understand potential issues impacting model performance, and form hypotheses for improvementYou will help deploy the model into productionYou will communicate your experimental and production result to Product Managers and business stakeholders
US, Virtual
Job summaryThe AWS Activate Program provides startups the resources they need to grow successfully on AWS. We do this by understanding the uniqueness of each and every startup that applies for Activate, and then personalizing the resources we make available to them. Our resources include (but are not limited to) AWS service credits, Business Support credits, technical education and training, opportunities for business and technical mentorship from Amazonians and startup peers, and personalized growth benefits. The Activate Personalization Team is the brains behind the Activate system. This team is responsible for ingesting startup data from multiple internal and external services, aggregating it into a holistic startup profile, and creating and productionizing ML models. Our team is looking for an experienced Data Scientist (DS) with outstanding leadership skills and the proven ability to build and manage medium-scale modeling projects. The candidate will be an expert across multiple data science domains including data transformation, machine learning, and statistics. Key job responsibilitiesResearch cutting edge algorithms, develop new models, and design and run experiments to improve customer personalizationPartner with scientists, engineers and product leaders to solve business and technology problems using scientific approaches to build new services that surprise and delight our customersCollaborate with BI/Data Engineer teams and drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources to continually improve data qualityPropose and validate hypothesis to deliver and direct our product road mapConstructively critique peer research and mentor junior scientists and engineers
US, NY, New York
Job summaryWe are open to candidates located in:Seattle, WashingtonPalo Alto, CaliforniaArlington, VirginiaKey job responsibilitiesAs a Senior Research Scientist, you will:Research and develop new methodologies for demand forecasting, alarms, alerts and automation.Apply your advanced data analytics, machine learning skills to solve complex demand planning and allocation problems.Work closely with stakeholders and translate data-driven findings into actionable insights.Improve upon existing methodologies by adding new data sources and implementing model enhancements.Create and track accuracy and performance metrics.Create, enhance, and maintain technical documentation, and present to other scientists, engineers and business leaders.Drive best practices on the team; mentor and guide junior members to achieve their career growth potential.A day in the lifeAbility to utilize exceptional modeling and problem-solving skills to work through different challenges in ambiguous situations.You’ve successfully delivered end-to-end operations research projects, working through conflicting viewpoints and data limitations.You have an enviable level of attention to details.Ability to communicate analytical results to senior leaders, and peers.Innovative scientist with the ability to identify opportunities and develop novel modeling approaches in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, and gain support with data and storytelling.About the teamVideo advertising is a complex, multi-sided market with many technologies at play within the industry. The industry is rapidly growing and evolving as viewers are shifting from traditional TV viewing to OTT, and from terrestrial radio to streaming. In addition, publishers are increasingly adding video content to their online experiences. Amazon’s video advertising program is a rising competitor in this industry. Amazon’s service has differentiated assets in our customer & audience insights, exclusive video content and associated inventory on our streaming services (IMDbTV, Twitch, Prime Video, Amazon Music, etc.) and devices (FireTV, Echo, Fire Tablet) which all position us well as an end to end service for advertisers and agencies. As our business grows, we are continually experimenting with a portfolio of emerging ideas and technology as well as global expansion. We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented individuals to help foster these nascent ideas into scalable products and launch them into the market.