Trusted AI Challenge: Rules

The Amazon Trusted AI Challenge (the “Competition”) is a university competition sponsored by Amazon.com Services LLC (“Sponsor”), in which teams of college or university students compete to accelerate advances in artificial intelligence (AI). This year’s Competition will task student teams competing against each other with the goal of making AI safer for all, with a focus on preventing AI from assisting with writing malicious code or writing code with security vulnerabilities. University teams will focus on building security features and enhancing the robustness of code-generating models. Each team will focus on either building security features for code-generating models (i.e., defense models), or dynamic red-teaming techniques to help test these models (i.e., red-teaming systems).

Selected teams will have the opportunity to participate in the Competition, and final results will be announced in July 2025. See below for the Competition details.

By applying to or participating in the Competition, you agree to these Official Rules. Please read them carefully.

COMPETITION CALENDAR
Applications to participate in the Competition can be submitted starting July 8, 2024. After participating teams are selected, the Competition will run from November 2024 through July 2025 (the "Competition Period"). The Competition phases are noted in the calendar below. The dates are approximate and are subject to change at Sponsor’s discretion.

PhasesStarts on
Phase 1: Participant Application Period7/8/2024
Phase 2: Sponsor Application Review Period9/2/2024
Phase 3: Participant Notification Period and Onboarding9/16/2024
Bootcamp11/18/2024
Phase 4: Initial Build Period11/21/2024
Phase 5: Tournament PeriodJanuary 2025
Phase 6: Finals EventJune 2025
Winners AnnouncedJuly 2025

COMPETITION OVERVIEW
University teams will focus on maintaining the benefits and utility of code generation models, while improving their robustness with respect to security principles. During the Competition, each team will focus on either building security features into a code-generating model (i.e., model developer teams), or developing dynamic automatic red-teaming techniques (i.e., red teams). For applications, each team may choose to apply for either a red-team role or model developer teams role, or they may choose to apply for either role and be assigned a role in Sponsor’s discretion. Throughout the Competition, red teams and model developer teams will participate in tournaments where automatic red teaming systems have the opportunity to identify weaknesses in model developer teams’ models - providing teams with feedback from dynamic, multi-turn interactions.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible to participate in the Competition, you must: (1) be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or post-graduate student at an accredited college or university (other than colleges or universities located in any of the Restricted Jurisdictions defined below) (“Universities”) and remain a full-time student in good standing at such University while participating in the Competition; (2) be at or above the age of majority in your country, state, province or jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry; and (3) not be a person or entity subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions, including citizens of any of the Restricted Jurisdictions defined below. Competition is void in Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, the region of Crimea, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) or Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR), and where prohibited by law (each, a “Restricted Jurisdiction”). People who, during the Competition Period, are directors, officers, employees, interns, and contractors (“Personnel”) of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, representatives, and agents (collectively, “Competition Entities”), immediate families members of such Personnel (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each) and members of the households of such Personnel (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Competition. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time.

Entrants (“Entrants”) must enter as part of an “Entrant Team” consisting of one or more students from a single University. An Entrant is only permitted to be part of one Entrant Team. Any Entrant that is part of more than one Entrant Team may be disqualified and his/her corresponding Entrant Teams may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Only one member of the Entrant Team may submit an application on behalf of an Entrant Team but all those listed on the application are Entrants. All prize money payable to Entrant Teams will be split evenly among eligible Entrants of a winning Entrant Team (based on the pre-tax amount of prize money), as identified in the application, as updated as permitted by these Official Rules, and who maintain full-time student status in good standing at their University during the entire Competition Period.

Each team must select a faculty advisor, who, with respect to that team, will act as the official representative for the Entrant Team’s University (the “Faculty Advisor”). Each Entrant Team must have its own Faculty Advisor; Faculty Advisors may not represent multiple teams. Faculty Advisors are not members of the Entrant Team and will not receive any portion of any prize. Faculty Advisors must remain full time employees of the Entrant Team University during the entire Competition Period. During the Competition Period, but no later than April 20, 2025, the Faculty Advisor may request to remove members from the Entrant Team or to add additional members to the Entrant Team. The Faculty Advisor must provide an explanation of the reason for the removal or addition, and any proposed new member must provide documentation requested by Sponsor and agree to comply with these Official Rules. Changes to the Entrant Team are subject to Sponsor’s approval in its sole discretion. If at any point during the Competition Period, the Entrant Team’s Faculty Advisor cannot continue to serve as a Faculty Advisor, the Entrant Team may submit a request to Sponsor to select a new Faculty Advisor. Changes to the Entrant Team’s Faculty Advisor are subject to Sponsor’s approval in its sole discretion. If an Entrant Team fails to have a Faculty Advisor at any point in time during the Competition, for any reason, the Entrant Team may be disqualified.

Each Entrant must be eligible to participate in this Competition and comply with these Official Rules or the Entrant, and the Entrant Team associated with that Entrant, may be disqualified. This Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, territorial, provincial, and local laws. Competition is void where prohibited. By participating in the Competition, all Entrants accept and agree to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which will be final and binding, including the Sponsor’s right to verify eligibility, to interpret these Official Rules, and to resolve any disputes relating to this Competition at any time. Only Entrants may work on the Competition or their entries (e.g., models or red-teaming systems), although employees of the Sponsor may provide support to the Entrant Team during the Competition Period, and the Faculty Advisor, and other students and faculty members at an Entrant Team’s University may provide support and advice to the Entrant Team and may co-author the Technical Article (as defined below) or other research papers.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
During all phases of the Competition, Sponsor may in its sole discretion require Entrant Teams to provide periodic status updates, reports, or demonstrations of the red-teaming system or model. Sponsor may also require Entrant Teams to comply with additional rules, requirements, or procedures that Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, are necessary for the administration of the Competition. Sponsor may in its sole discretion penalize teams for noncompliance with any rules, requirements, or procedures, including by disqualification from the Competition.

Sponsor may provide Entrants selected to participate in the Competition access to generative AI models, software, software development kits, libraries, APIs, documentation, sample code, data sets, and related materials (“Program Materials ” and “Restricted Program Materials”) that may be used in connection with the Competition. If an Entrant uses any Program Materials or Restricted Program Materials, the Entrant is subject to and agrees to comply with Sponsor’s Program Materials License Agreement or a substantially similar alternative license that may be applied at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Program Materials and Restricted Program Materials may include APIs, data sets, models, model outputs, and other materials that are not public (“Non-Public Materials”).

Each Entrant and Faculty Advisor agrees that they will not disclose, distribute, or otherwise make available any Non-Public Materials to anyone other than other Entrants of their Entrant Team and the Entrant Team’s Faculty Advisor. Each Entrant (and each Faculty Advisor) agrees that they will use Non-Public Materials only in connection with the development of a model or red-teaming system as part of the Competition and in compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants (and Faculty Advisors) may not use Non-Public Materials for any other purpose. Entrants (and Faculty Advisors) must return or destroy all Non-Public Materials (in any form and including, without limitation, all summaries, copies and excerpts of the same) promptly following any request from Sponsor, or if the Entrant Team discontinues the development or operation of its model or red-teaming system. If any Entrant or Faculty Advisor is disqualified from the Competition, leaves the University, or otherwise terminates their participation in the Competition, that individual must immediately return or destroy all Non-Public Materials in their possession. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to impose additional terms and conditions on the use of Program Materials, and to condition access to Program Materials on Entrants’ agreement to those terms and conditions.

Each Entrant Team and Faculty Advisor agrees that they will not copy, disclose, distribute, or otherwise use any output created by a generative AI model during the course of this competition for any purpose other than the development or improvement of their systems as part of this Competition. Entrant Teams may not publish any model output or publish or deploy their systems for any purpose, including in connection with any paper submission, without prior review and approval by Sponsor.

DESCRIPTION OF COMPETITION PHASES
PHASE 1 “Participant Application Period”: Between July 8, 2024 and September 1, 2024, the student leader of each Entrant Team that wishes to enter the Competition may visit amazon.science/trusted-ai-challenge (the “Competition Site”) to submit their entry information via the YouNoodle, Inc. (“YouNoodle”) application portal, including but not limited to: complete names, contact information, and resumes of all Entrant Team members, proof of University enrolled status (e.g., verification of enrollment or an uploaded copy of Entrants’ student IDs), name and contact information of a sponsoring Faculty Advisor from the Entrant Team’s University, and a bio for each Entrant Team member.

Sponsor will consider applications by multiple different teams from a single institution, but each Entrant Team must have their own Faculty Advisor, and there can be no overlap in the composition of the Entrant Teams or Faculty Advisors. If more than one Entrant Team is accepted from any university, the Teams will be expected to work independently, and any collaboration or coordination among Entrant Teams will be grounds for disqualification.

Entry Applications may be submitted at any time during the Participant Application Period. Only one individual per Entrant Team may submit an Entry Application on behalf of their Entrant Team. Other members of the Entrant Team must accept the invitation to join the team via the YouNoodle application portal. All Entrants must create an account with YouNoodle if they have not done so already in order to submit an Entry Application or accept an invitation to join an Entrant Team and participate in the Competition. Creating and maintaining a YouNoodle account is free of charge. All Entry Applications must be complete when the Participant Application Period closes at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the last day of the Participant Application Period. Entry Applications are not complete until all the online prompts and instructions to upload the Entry Application have been properly followed, the Official Rules have been accepted, and all Entrant Team members and the Faculty Advisor have accepted their invitations to join the Entrant Team via the YouNoodle application portal. Entry Applications may not be revised once submitted. Once submitted, Entry Applications will not be returned and become the property of the Sponsor.

Entry Terms: Determination of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and any other requirements imposed by Sponsor will be in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. By entering, Entrants represent that all information and materials submitted to Sponsor in connection with the Competition:

  1. are the original work of the Entrant Team or an update to an original work of the Entrant Team;
  2. do not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks or copyrighted material not owned by the Entrant Team, contract and licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights, or any other intellectual property rights; and
  3. are not subject to any third-party agreements, and that Sponsor will not be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its exercise of any rights granted under these Official Rules.

As referenced above, each Entrant Team will be required to apply for at least one role (i.e., either the red-team role or model developer role). Alternatively, Entrant Teams can choose to apply for both roles and Sponsor will assign one of the two roles to a team based on the Entry Application in its sole discretion.
PHASE 2 “Sponsor Application Review Period”: All eligible Entry Applications will be reviewed by the Sponsor. Sponsor will select up to ten (10) Entrant Teams for the Competition in its sole discretion, based on the following criteria:

  • The potential scientific contribution to the field;
  • The technical merit of the approach;
  • The novelty of the idea; and
  • An assessment of the Entrant Team’s ability to execute against their plan.

PHASE 3“Participant Notification Period”: Entrant Teams selected by Sponsor to participate in the Competition will be notified by email at the email address provided at time of Entry Application. Entrant Teams acknowledge that some Entrant Teams may include Entrants and Faculty Advisors who participated in prior competitions and other promotions offered by Sponsor.

Stipends: Each Entrant Team selected to participate in the Initial Build Period will be eligible to receive a restricted research grant of $250,000 U.S. dollars (paid in any number of installments as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, subject to Entrant Team’s continued participation in and eligibility for the Competition), which will be paid to the Universities of the selected Entrant Teams in the form of restricted research grants. These grants will be awarded to the Universities and not the Entrant Teams or any individual Entrant, and will be subject to the University signing and returning any agreements or other documents required by Sponsor (including IRS forms W-9 and/or W-8), and to the University agreeing in writing that no more than 35% of the research grants may be allocated to administrative fees. Entrant Teams will not be eligible to begin participating in the Competition until all required agreements and other documentation have been completed by the University. The grants are intended to support two full-time students or the equivalent of two full-time students during the Competition and one month of the Faculty Advisor’s salary. Each University will be responsible for allocating and managing the funds within these guidelines and for payment and reporting of any required taxes, withholdings, fees, or duties. Sponsor is not responsible for managing the funds, including their allocation or distribution by the University, after they are paid to the University. Each member of an Entrant Team whose University receives a stipend award, and its Faculty Advisor, will also receive free AWS services to support the development of their model or red-teaming system (subject to reasonable limitations set by Sponsor), and support from the Sponsor as determined by Sponsor.

Stipends are non-transferable except as directed by Sponsor. No stipend substitutions or cash redemptions are allowed except as designated by Sponsor. Except where prohibited by law, all federal, state, provincial, or other tax liabilities or withholdings are the responsibility of the University and the Sponsor will not be responsible for any tax deductions which may be necessary, except that Sponsor may withhold taxes as required by law. Universities are responsible for any costs and expenses associated with stipend acceptance and use. If an Entrant Team withdraws from the Competition or does not remain compliant with these Official Rules, Sponsor will be relieved of any obligation to pay any remaining portion of the stipend to the Entrant Team’s University. All details relating to the stipend not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor.

Boot Camp: Selected Entrant Teams will be invited to a Competition Boot Camp which Sponsor intends to hold in Fall 2024 at Sponsor’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington or alternative location as determined by Sponsor. Entrant Teams will be expected to book their flight and hotels and cover the travel cost using the awarded stipend. Faculty Advisors and at least 1 student team member are expected to attend the Boot Camp. In the event that Sponsor is unable to hold a Boot Camp, Sponsor may reschedule or cancel the Boot Camp at its sole discretion, and Sponsor is not required to reimburse any expenses incurred by Entrant Teams.

PHASE 4 “Initial Build Period”: Selected Entrant Teams will develop their model or red-teaming system. Sponsor will provide each Entrant Team with certain Program Materials or Restricted Program Materials by the beginning of the Initial Build Period.

PHASE 5 “Tournament Period”: The Tournament Period will comprise of three rounds of tournaments. The exact start date and end date of each of the tournaments will be announced prior to the start of the first tournament. On the start date of each of the three tournaments both red teams and model developer teams will submit their red-teaming system and model, respectively, to the Sponsor. Sponsor will then complete a utility evaluation of the model. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, models may be allowed multiple attempts to pass the utility evaluation; however, teams that are not able to pass the utility evaluation may be disqualified from the tournament. Following the utility evaluation, both red teams and model developer teams will move on to the tournament where each of the red-teaming systems and models will be matched against each other.

During the tournament, each red-teaming system will try to break each model’s defense by either getting the model to provide assistance with writing malicious code and/or generation of vulnerable code (i.e., a model generates code with security vulnerabilities). The Sponsor will then evaluate the interactions between each match-up. Red teams and model developer teams will be ranked separately. Model developer teams (i.e., owners of models) will be ranked based on their system’s average defense success rate across all red-teaming systems. Red teams (i.e., owners of red-teaming systems) will be ranked based on a combination of their diversity of red-team techniques and their average red-teaming success rate across all models.

No teams will be eliminated during the tournament rounds. Evaluation results may be provided to the Entrant Teams, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Both red teams and model developer teams may improve their systems in between tournament rounds, after the Sponsor notifies them that a tournament round is complete. Teams may not modify their model or red-teaming system systems while the tournament round is on-going. To move to the Finals Event, teams must meet minimum success criteria that will be established and provided to Entrant Teams during the Tournament Period. Teams that do not meet this criteria at the end of the third tournament may be eliminated following the end of the Tournament Period.

Summit: Sponsor at its sole discretion may choose to hold a summit after the Tournament Period, but before the Finals Event. Sponsor may elect to provide each finalist Entrant Team reimbursement for the cost of airline tickets (non-refundable coach class booked through Sponsor at least 14 days in advance) to the site of the Summit where Entrant teams will present their innovations from the competition, and the provision of hotel rooms at the site of the Summit or such other event, to permit members of each Entrant Team (up to a maximum number of members determined by Sponsor) and the Faculty Advisor to attend the Summit or such other event. Travel expense subsidies and access to the event may be subject to tax information reporting and withholding to the extent required by law.

Disclosure of Third-Party Funding. If any Entrant Team receives any third-party funding to facilitate its participation in this Competition, such funding must be disclosed to Sponsor no later than the last date of the Tournament Period, along with any requirements imposed on the Entrant Team in connection with the funding. Entrant Teams may not accept or use any third-party funding if acceptance or use of that funding, or any requirements imposed in connection with that funding, would conflict with these Official Rules.

Technical Publication: No later than the first day of the 3rd tournament round all participating Entrant Teams must submit to Sponsor a technical article including (a) the technical approach for their model or red-teaming system, and (b) any comparative experiments performed by the Entrant Team and results of those experiments (a “Technical Article”). Entrant Team’s Technical Article must include sufficient detail to permit other researchers to replicate the work. However, Technical Articles may not include any Non-Public Materials or other confidential information of Sponsor or its affiliates. If a Technical Article does not provide sufficient detail to replicate the work, Sponsor may require the Entrant Team to provide Sponsor any additional information needed to replicate the work. Sponsor will publish the Technical Articles in connection with the Finals Event. Prior to the publication, Sponsor will not disclose Technical Articles to third parties. Entrant Teams may update their Technical Articles prior to the Finals Event.

In addition to the required Technical Articles, Entrants may publish other technical articles describing their work (“Additional Articles”). However, prior to submitting any technical articles to any publication, conference, or other venue for publication, Entrant Teams must obtain Sponsor’s written approval. Additional Articles may not include any Non-Public Materials or other confidential information of Sponsor or its affiliates. Entrants must submit any Additional Articles to Sponsor for review and comment at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline and must make, prior to submission, any changes or deletions requested by Sponsor to protect confidential or other sensitive information.

PHASE 6 “Finals Event”: Sponsor will hold a multi-day Finals Event that will be structured as follows. Sponsor will recruit expert red teamers to serve as judges (e.g., cybersecurity experts) that will come onsite to Sponsor’s campus (Entrant Teams will not be onsite during the Finals Event). For both red teams and model developer teams, evaluation of red-teaming or defense success in finals will be by these expert human judges. Red-teaming and model developer teams will be matched up against each other as they were in previous tournaments, with the addition of human expert red teamers having the opportunity to launch red-teaming techniques on each of the model developer finalists. The final ranking and determination of winners for models will combine their defense performance against the finalist red-teaming system and against human red teamers. The final ranking and determination of winners for red-teaming systems will be determined by scoring their red-teaming success by expert human judges.

Winners Announcement Event: Sponsor may elect to provide each finalist Entrant Team reimbursement for the cost of airline tickets (non-refundable coach class booked through Sponsor at least 14 days in advance) to the site of the event announcing the winners of the Competition, and the provision of hotel rooms at the site of the Event or such other event, to permit members of each finalist Entrant Team (up to a maximum number of members determined by Sponsor) and the Faculty Advisor to attend the Event or such other event. Travel expense subsidies and access to the event may be subject to tax information reporting and withholding to the extent required by law.

PHOTO, UNIVERSITY LOGO AND TEAM WRITE-UP REQUIREMENTS
Each selected Entrant Team must provide a team photo including all the team members and faculty advisor within 15 days of selection. No photo collage of individual pictures will be accepted. The team photos must be rectangular or square. Entrant Team photos that are strongly horizontal or vertical will not be accepted. The Entrant Team must provide a 50 word write-up about the each individual team member and faculty advisor also within 15 days of selection. The write-up must be written in the third person. Every subsequent reference to the member must be a pronoun or last name. e.g.,: “Tom Smith is a computer science PhD student at ABC university, he/Smith is studying..” When requested by Sponsor, Entrant Teams must provide a high quality University logo that the Sponsor is free to use for any marketing or promotional content for the Trusted AI Challenge program.

PRIZES
Overall Performance Prize
Following the Finals Event, the two finalist red-teaming systems that attain the two highest ranks among the finalist red-teaming systems and the two finalist models that attains the two highest ranks among the finalist models will be the First-Place and Second-Place winners of the Overall Performance prizes. If there is a tie in the scores for any prize, Sponsor will rank the systems based on their Tournament Period performance. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Competition, including the determination of prize winners.

First-Place Overall Performance Model (1 winner): The Entrant Team that receives the highest rank for a model will receive $250,000 U.S. dollars divided equally among all members of that Entrant Team.
Second-Place Overall Performance Model (1 winner): The Entrant Team that receives the second highest rank for a model will receive $100,000 U.S. dollars awarded in the form of checks divided equally among all members of that Entrant Team.
First-Place Overall Performance Red-Teaming System (1 winner): The Entrant Team that receives the highest rank for a red-teaming system will receive $250,000 U.S. dollars awarded in the form of checks divided equally among all members of that Entrant Team.
Second-Place Overall Performance Red-Teaming System (1 winner): The Entrant Team that receives the second highest rank for a red-teaming system will receive $100,000 U.S. dollars awarded in the form of checks divided equally among all members of that Entrant Team.

Prize Conditions: Prizes are non-transferable except as directed by Sponsor. No prize substitutions allowed. Except where prohibited by law, all federal, state, provincial, or other tax liabilities are the responsibility of the prize winners, Sponsor will not be responsible for any tax deductions which may be necessary, and Sponsor reserves the right to withhold taxes as required by law. Prize winners will be responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prize that are not specifically mentioned, including, but not limited to, taxes, withholdings, and any other expenses that might reasonably be incurred by the winner in receiving or using the prize. All prizes awarded will be subject to any taxes Sponsor is required by law to withhold as well as applicable sales, use, gross receipts, goods and service, or similar transaction-based taxes. IF TAXES ARE APPLICABLE TO THE PRIZE(S), IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER TO PAY TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES. PAYMENTS TO COMPETITION WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXPRESS REQUIREMENT THAT THE WINNER SUBMIT TO SPONSOR ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED BY SPONSOR (INCLUDING FORMS W-9 OR W-8BEN AS REQUESTED BY SPONSOR) TO PERMIT COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE STATE, FEDERAL, LOCAL AND FOREIGN (INCLUDING PROVINCIAL) TAX REPORTING AND WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS. Prize winners are responsible for ensuring that the tax documentation submitted to Sponsor complies with all applicable tax laws and requirements. If a winner fails to provide the documentation or submits incomplete documentation, the prize may be forfeited and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate winner. Sponsor will divide all awards that are payable to any Entrant Team evenly among the Entrant Team members and distribute accordingly. Designation as a prize winner is subject to Entrant’s proof of compliance with these Official Rules, maintaining compliance with these Official Rules and approval by Sponsor. All details of prizes not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor.

PRIVACY: Entrants and Faculty Advisors acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may collect, store, share, and otherwise use personally identifiable information provided during the application process and the Competition, 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 Sponsor’s Privacy Notice (www.amazon.com/privacy) and YouNoodle’s Privacy Policy (www.younoodle.com/privacy), including for administering the Competition and verifying Entrants’ and Faculty Advisors’ identities, addresses, and telephone numbers in the event an entry qualifies for a prize. YouNoodle’s servers are located in the United States. By participating in this Competition, Entrants and Faculty Advisors authorize the transfer of personal data to the United States for purposes of administering the Competition, conducting publicity about the Competition, and additional purposes consistent with Sponsor’s goals or the Competition goals. By entering the Competition, Entrants and Faculty Advisors consent to Sponsor’s and YouNoodle’s collection, and Sponsor’s use and disclosure of entrants’ personally identifiable information for these purposes. The data controller for information collected by Sponsor is Amazon.com Services LLC, 410 Terry Ave North, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: By entering the Competition, each Entrant and Entrant Team represents and warrants that he or she has obtained all of the rights, licenses, and permissions in writing that are otherwise necessary for the Entrant Team to operate or distribute the model or red-teaming system and to grant to Sponsor the licenses set forth in these Official Rules and in the Developer Agreement. Entrants MAY NOT submit models or red-teaming systems created by any person other than themselves or their Entrant Team members.

As between Sponsor and Entrant Teams, models or red-teaming systems created by Entrant Teams will remain the property of the respective Entrant Teams or their University, excluding any Program Materials or Restricted Program Materials incorporated in the systems, which will remain the property of Sponsor. All output generated by any model or red-teaming system during the course of the Competition will be the property of Sponsor, and Entrant Teams will have limited rights to use the output for the sole purpose of improving or training their modes or systems for the purpose of this Competition. By submitting a model or red-teaming system in this Competition, each Entrant and Entrant Team represents and warrants that they own, or otherwise have the right to use and license, all of the intellectual property and other rights in and to the model or red-teaming system. Each Entrant and Entrant Team hereby grants Sponsor and its affiliates a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, and royalty-free license to make, have made, use, sell, offer for sale, import, export, license, exploit, promote, reproduce, make available, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, and otherwise exercise all intellectual property and other rights in and to any concepts, works, inventions, information, designs, programs, software, or other materials that the Entrant or Entrant Team develops or submits in connection with the Competition or the creation of the model or red-teaming system, including any of the foregoing included or described in any Technical Article or other materials provided to Sponsor. In addition, upon Sponsor’s request, all Entrants and Entrant Teams must provide Sponsor all source code and algorithms developed in connection with the Competition. Each Entrant agrees to do or perform, or cause to be done and performed, all such further acts and things, and execute and deliver all such other agreements, certificates, instruments, and documents as Sponsor may reasonably request in order to carry out the intent and accomplish the purposes of the foregoing license.

Except where prohibited, each Entrant and Entrant Team further consents (and agrees to sign any additional documents required by Sponsor to formalize, effect, or perfect such consent) to Competition Entities’ model or red-teaming systems pursuant to these Official Rules and the use of any Entrant or Entrant Team names, 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 disclaims any ownership rights to the content of such materials.

Waiver, Release, and Limitation of Liability
EACH ENTRANT ACCEPTS THE CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE DECISIONS OF SPONSOR, WARRANTS THAT THE ENTRANT IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMPETITION, AND AGREES TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPETITION ENTITIES AND THE PERSONNEL OF EACH FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, LIABILITY, AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES) ASSERTED AGAINST ANY OF THEM, INCURRED OR SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION OR ANY TRAVEL OR OTHER ACTIVITY RELATED THERETO, USE OF ANY MODEL OR RED-TEAMING SYSTEM OR RIGHTS THEREIN, OR BREACH OF ANY AGREEMENT OR WARRANTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPETITION, INCLUDING THESE OFFICIAL RULES. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE COMPETITION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE COMPETITION ENTITIES AND EACH OF THEIR LICENSEES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Each Entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between themselves and the Competition Entities is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Entrant’s decision to provide the entry to Sponsor for purposes of the Competition does not place the Competition Entities in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the entry, other than as set forth in these Official Rules. Each Entrant understands and acknowledges that the Competition Entities have wide access to the models, technology, designs, and other materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to them or being developed by their own employees. Each Entrant also acknowledges that many ideas may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to the model or red-teaming system submission in theme, idea, format, or other respects. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such Entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of Competition Entities' use of any such similar or identical material that has or may come to Competition Entities, or any of them, from other sources. Entrants acknowledge that other Entrants and Entrant Teams may have created ideas and concepts contained in their model or red-teaming system's design that may have familiarities or similarities to their system's design, and that they will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Competition Entities because of these familiarities or similarities.

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US, CA, San Francisco
If you are interested in this position, please apply on Twitch's Career site https://www.twitch.tv/jobs/en/ About Us: Twitch is the world’s biggest live streaming service, with global communities built around gaming, entertainment, music, sports, cooking, and more. It is where thousands of communities come together for whatever, every day. We’re about community, inside and out. You’ll find coworkers who are eager to team up, collaborate, and smash (or elegantly solve) problems together. We’re on a quest to empower live communities, so if this sounds good to you, see what we’re up to on LinkedIn and Twitter, and discover the projects we’re solving on our Blog. Be sure to explore our Interviewing Guide to learn how to ace our interview process. About the Role: We are looking for an Applied Scientist to solve challenging and open-ended problems in the domain of recommendations, search, ranking and information retrieval. As an Applied Scientist on Twitch's Community team, you will use ML to help viewers find streamers and communities they’ll love. You will collaborate with a team of passionate scientists and engineers to develop these models and put them into production, where they can help Twitch's creators and viewers succeed and build communities. You will report to the Applied Science Manager on the Community Discovery Team. This position is located in San Francisco, CA. You Will: - Develop and Productionize ML algorithms for recommendations, ranking and search problems that can improve discovery on Twitch. - Collaborate with our Product and Engineering teams to work backwards from customer discovery problems, to determine the ML solution (algorithm and pipeline) to have the biggest impact on our user base in the real world. - Participate in the scientific community at Twitch, Amazon, and the broader ML and risk community. Perks - Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance - 401(k) - Maternity & Parental Leave - Flexible PTO - Amazon Employee Discount
US, WA, Bellevue
We are building a world-class last mile delivery ecosystem with Amazon Flex as a cornerstone of this strategy. Amazon Flex works directly with independent contractors, to make deliveries to our customers. With Amazon Flex, delivery partners are their own boss, build their own schedule, and choose from different types of delivery opportunities (e.g. Amazon Fresh, Whole Foods Market, and Amazon Logistics). Amazon Flex is powered by a mobile app that works in sync with our advanced systems and processes, allowing delivery partners to secure delivery offers, track their delivery progress, and more. Economists at Amazon Flex partner closely with senior management, business stakeholders, scientists and engineers, and economist leadership to solve key business problems including pricing, promotions, offer optimization, recruiting, capacity planning, and beyond. Amazon Flex Economists build econometric models using our world class data systems and apply approaches from a variety of skillsets – applied macro/time series, applied micro, econometric theory, empirical IO, empirical labor, or related fields are all highly valued skillsets at Amazon. You will work in a fast moving environment to solve business problems as a member of a cross-functional team that supports all of Amazon Last Mile Delivery Tech. You will be expected to develop techniques that apply econometrics to large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to the design of automated systems across the business.
US, WA, Bellevue
The Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) team is looking for a passionate, curious, and creative Research Scientist, with expertise and experience in operations research, operations management, supply chains, and revenue management, to join our top-notch cross-domain FBA science team. As a research scientist you will be responsible for designing and implementing cutting edge optimization models and machine learning models and building automated inventory management system to solve key challenges facing the worldwide FBA Seller business, including 1) improving FBA Seller inventory efficiency, 2) efficiently balancing the supply and demand of FBA Seller capacity, 3) closing worldwide selection gap by enabling global selling profitability, and 4) driving out costs across the FBA supply chain to spin the flywheel. Unlike many companies who buy existing off-the-shelf planning systems, we are responsible for studying, designing, and building systems to suit Amazon’s needs. Our team members have an opportunity to be on the forefront of thought leadership by working on some of the most difficult problems in the industry with some of the best product managers, research scientists/statisticians/economists and software developers in the business. This role will work with other senior and principal scientists, and partner with engineering and product teams to integrate scientific work into production systems. Key job responsibilities • Interact with engineering, operations, science and business teams to develop an understanding and domain knowledge of processes, system structures, and business requirements • Apply domain knowledge and business judgment to identify opportunities and quantify the impact aligning research direction to business requirements and make the right judgment on research project prioritization • Develop scalable mathematical models to derive optimal or near-optimal solutions to existing and new inventory planning challenges • Create prototypes and simulations to test devised solutions • Advocate technical solutions to business stakeholders, engineering teams, as well as executive level decision makers • Work closely with engineers to integrate prototypes into production systems • Create policy evaluation methods to track the actual performance of devised solutions in production systems, identify areas with potential for improvement and work with internal teams to improve the solution with new features A day in the life As a Research Scientist, you will solve real world large inventory problems by analyzing large amounts of business data, defining new metrics and business cases, designing simulations and experiments, applying supply chain modeling techniques, creating optimization models, and collaborating with teammates in business, software, and research. The successful candidate has solid research experience in Operations Research preferably with focus on Operations Management or other closely related areas or in area of Machine Learning. He or she will lead the research where we are responsible for developing solutions to better manage and optimize worldwide FBA inventory capacity, while providing the best experience to our Sellers to growth their business. About the team Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service that allows sellers to outsource order fulfillment to Amazon, allowing sellers to leverage Amazon’s world-class facilities to provide customers Prime delivery promise. Sellers gain access to Prime members worldwide, see their sales lift, and are free to focus their time and resources on what they do best while Amazon manages fulfillment. Over the last several years, sellers have enjoyed strong business growth with FBA shipping more than half of all products offered by Amazon. FBA focuses on helping sellers with automating and optimizing the third-party supply chain. FBA sellers leverage Amazon’s expertise in machine learning, optimization, data analytics, econometrics, and market design to deliver the best inventory management experience to sellers. We work full-stack, from foundational backend systems to future-forward user interfaces. Our culture is centered on rapid prototyping, rigorous experimentation, and data-driven decision-making.
US, GA, Atlanta
Machine learning (ML) has been strategic to Amazon from the early years. We are pioneers in areas such as recommendation engines, product search, eCommerce fraud detection, and large-scale optimization of fulfillment center operations. The Generative AI team helps AWS customers accelerate the use of Generative AI to solve business and operational challenges and promote innovation in their organization. As an applied scientist, you are proficient in designing and developing advanced ML models to solve diverse challenges and opportunities. You will be working with terabytes of text, images, and other types of data to solve real- world problems. You'll design and run experiments, research new algorithms, and find new ways of optimizing risk, profitability, and customer experience. We’re looking for talented scientists capable of applying ML algorithms and cutting-edge deep learning (DL) and reinforcement learning approaches to areas such as drug discovery, customer segmentation, fraud prevention, capacity planning, predictive maintenance, pricing optimization, call center analytics, player pose estimation, event detection, and virtual assistant among others. AWS Sales, Marketing, and Global Services (SMGS) is responsible for driving revenue, adoption, and growth from the largest and fastest growing small- and mid-market accounts to enterprise-level customers including public sector. The AWS Global Support team interacts with leading companies and believes that world-class support is critical to customer success. AWS Support also partners with a global list of customers that are building mission-critical applications on top of AWS services. Key job responsibilities The primary responsibilities of this role are to: Design, develop, and evaluate innovative ML models to solve diverse challenges and opportunities across industries Interact with customer directly to understand their business problems, and help them with defining and implementing scalable Generative AI solutions to solve them Work closely with account teams, research scientist teams, and product engineering teams to drive model implementations and new solution A day in the life N/A About the team Diverse Experiences AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying. Why AWS? Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses. Inclusive Team Culture Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness. Mentorship & Career Growth We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional. Work/Life Balance We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.
US, WA, Bellevue
We are a part of Amazon Alexa Devices organization with the mission “delight customers through contextual and personalized proactive experiences that keep customers informed, engaged, and productive without cognitive burden”. We are developing an advanced system using Large Language Model (LLM) technologies to deliver engaging, intuitive, and adaptive content recommendations across all Amazon surfaces. We aim to facilitate seamless reasoning and customer experiences, surpassing the capabilities of previous machine learning models. We are looking for a passionate, talented, and resourceful Applied Scientist in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Recommender Systems and/or Information Retrieval, to invent and build scalable solutions for a state-of-the-art context-aware speech assistant. A successful candidate will have strong machine learning background and a desire to push the envelope in one or more of the above areas. The ideal candidate would also enjoy operating in dynamic environments, be self-motivated to take on challenging problems to deliver big customer impact, shipping solutions via rapid experimentation and then iterating on user feedback and interactions. Key job responsibilities As an Applied Scientist on the team, you will collaborate with other applied scientists and engineers to develop novel algorithms to enable timely, relevant and delightful recommendations and conversations. Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of products and services that make use of various machine learning, deep learning and language model technologies. You will leverage Amazon’s heterogeneous data sources and large-scale computing resources to accelerate advances in the state of art.
CA, BC, Vancouver
Technology is giving the beauty industry a makeover! Are you interested to disrupt and redefine the way customers buy Beauty products online? Are you interested in using the latest advances in machine learning, computer vision, and big-data technologies to build online customer experiences for Beauty products that can equal or even surpass an in-store experience? Amazon Beauty is reinventing the shopping experience for all beauty customers across the largest selection of brands to become the most trusted beauty destination. Beauty is unique in retail with a diverse customer set along with products that are emotional, fun, and creative. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor to build something entirely new and transform an industry! To achieve our vision, we think big and tackle technological challenges every day. We need builders and disruptors who are not afraid to innovate! Our architecture and development processes support rapid experimentation, global deployments, and self-service capabilities that allow us to scale better. We build: - Amazon scale systems: All our technology needs to work at Amazon scale, serving millions of customers with millisecond-level latency. - Immersive customer experiences: We will create elevated and immersive customer experiences that using cutting-edge UI-technologies and user-centric design patterns. - Computer Vision and augmented reality (AR) experiences: We bring exciting experiences directly to the customer's mobile phone using their cameras and combinations of computer vision and AR. - Personalization using machine learning: We use latest advances in ML and GenAI to provide better-personalized shopping experiences. - Data & analytics pipelines: Amazon is data-driven, and a robust data backbone is necessary for our systems. We build on core AWS services such as EC2, S3, DynamoDB, SageMaker, StepFunctions, etc. - Multi-device support: We build for all traditional surfaces - desktop browsers, mobile browsers, and mobile applications. Key job responsibilities We are looking for talented and innovation-driven scientists who are passionate about leveraging the latest advances in Generative AI, Diffusion Models, Computer Vision (CV), Graphics, AR/VR, Virtual Try-On, Image Processing, and related technologies, to solve customer problems in the Beauty space. You will have an opportunity to revolutionize the customer shopping experience across the world's most extensive catalog of beauty products. You will be directly responsible for leading the ideation, design, prototyping, development, and launch of innovative scientific solutions that address customer problem in the beauty and shopping space. You will closely partner with product managers, UX designers, engineers, and the broader Amazon scientific community to pioneer state-of-the-art solutions to extremely challenging problems in machine learning and CV. You will be our organization's Tech Evangelist and represent our organization in key internal and external AI, ML, or Vision conferences. About the team Amazon Beauty Tech is a key and essential part of the Consumables organization and North America Stores. We are a passionate group of engineers, scientists, product managers, and designers who drive technological innovation to improve the customer shopping experience. We have a startup-like work culture where innovation is encouraged; we are never afraid to propose big ideas for fear of failing!
US, CA, Sunnyvale
The Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) team is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Senior Applied Scientist, to lead the development and implementation of cutting-edge algorithms and models for supervised fine-tuning and reinforcement learning through human feedback; with a focus across text, image, and video modalities. As a Senior Applied Scientist, you will play a critical role in driving the development of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) technologies that can handle Amazon-scale use cases and have a significant impact on our customers' experiences. Key job responsibilities - Collaborate with cross-functional teams of engineers, product managers, and scientists to identify and solve complex problems in GenAI - Design and execute experiments to evaluate the performance of different algorithms and models, and iterate quickly to improve results - Think big about the arc of development of GenAI over a multi-year horizon, and identify new opportunities to apply these technologies to solve real-world problems - Communicate results and insights to both technical and non-technical audiences, including through presentations and written reports - Mentor and guide junior scientists and engineers, and contribute to the overall growth and development of the team
US, CA, Santa Clara
Amazon AI is looking for world class scientists to join its Amazon Q Builder CodeGen team. Amazon Q Builder CodeGen is an LLM-based AWS service that makes developers more productive by providing them code recommendations. Amazon Q Builder CodeGen leverages large language models, program analysis, responsible AI, robustness, efficient inference techniques and a lot more in building this technology. You will invent, implement, and deploy state of the art algorithms and systems, and be at the heart of a growing and exciting focus area for AWS. Candidate experiences of interest include but are not limited to: LLM, RAG, model training and inference, trustworthy AI, responsible AI, program analysis and program synthesis in general. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Next Gen DevX (NGDE) team uses generative AI and foundation models to reimagine the experience of all builders on AWS. From the IDE to web-based tools and services, AI will help engineers work on large and small applications. We explore new technologies and find creative solutions. Curiosity and an explorative mindset can find a place here to impact the life of engineers around the world. If you are excited about this space and want to enlighten your peers with new capabilities, this is the team for you. About the team AWS Utility Computing (UC) provides product innovations — from foundational services such as Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), to consistently released new product innovations that continue to set AWS’s services and features apart in the industry. As a member of the UC organization, you’ll support the development and management of Compute, Database, Storage, Internet of Things (Iot), Platform, and Productivity Apps services in AWS, including support for customers who require specialized security solutions for their cloud services. Diverse Experiences AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying. Why AWS? Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses. Inclusive Team Culture Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness. Mentorship & Career Growth We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional. Work/Life Balance We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud. Hybrid Work We value innovation and recognize this sometimes requires uninterrupted time to focus on a build. We also value in-person collaboration and time spent face-to-face. Our team affords employees options to work in the office every day or in a flexible, hybrid work model near one of our U.S. Amazon offices.
US, WA, Seattle
Amazon Advertising is one of Amazon's fastest growing and most profitable businesses. Amazon's advertising portfolio helps merchants, retail vendors, and brand owners succeed via native advertising, which grows incremental sales of their products sold through Amazon. The primary goals are to help shoppers discover new products they love, be the most efficient way for advertisers to meet their business objectives, and build a sustainable business that continuously innovates on behalf of customers. Our products and solutions are strategically important to enable our Retail and Marketplace businesses to drive long-term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks and break fresh ground in product and technical innovations every day! The Creative X org within Amazon Advertising aims to democratize access to high-quality creative assets, including copy, images and video, by building and productizing generative AI-driven tools for advertisers. We are investing in latent-diffusion and DiT models, LLMs, computer vision, reinforcement learning, and image + video synthesis. The solutions we develop will be deployed for use by self-service advertisers and agencies, as well as available to premium brands that advertise on Amazon. We are seeking an experienced science leader who is adept at a variety of skills; especially in generative AI, computer vision, and large language models that will accelerate our plans to generate high-quality creatives on behalf of advertisers. The right candidate will be an inventor at heart, provide science leadership, establish the right direction and vision, build team mechanisms, foster the spirit of collaboration and innovation within the org, and execute against a roadmap. The leader will provide both technical direction as well as manage a sizable team of scientists. They will need to be adept at recruiting, launching AI models into production, writing vision/direction documents, and building team mechanisms that will foster innovation and execution. Key job responsibilities * Drive end-to-end applied science projects that have a high degree of ambiguity, scale, complexity * Provide technical / science leadership related to computer vision, large language models, and generative image + video. * Research new and innovative machine learning approaches. * Recruit high performing Applied Scientists to the team and provide mentorship. * Establish team mechanisms, including team building, planning, and document reviews.
US, WA, Seattle
Are you passionate about delighting hundreds of millions of customers and building the best search experience to help customers make well-informed purchase decisions on Amazon? Are you passionate about building the next generation product shopping and search experience? The Search and Discover experience on Amazon is central to every customer’s shopping mission and purchasing journey. Amazon Search is looking for a self-driven, customer obsessed, and seasoned research scientist to drive the overall search customer insights efforts and measure customer perceptions for Amazon Search. If you are passionate about using user research & customer insights to influence the future direction of Amazon Search and building a small but top notch user research science team, this is a job for you. In this highly visible role, you will work across cross-functional teams and collaborate with partners to drive user research planning, align research goals to the product roadmap, and own user research execution and final deliverables to make sure that we are always positioned to exceed customer expectations. You will present the search customer insights to various stakeholders including senior executives. Key job responsibilities * Design and conduct significantly complex research studies that impact long-term product strategy and the future of customer experience. * Build customer perception measurements for Amazon search experience and develop the methods to correlate customer perception with search experience improvements. * Define search customer insights research strategy, own the research roadmap and prioritize research opportunities across different areas. * Identify customer segments and latent customer needs, define and improve methodologies, data collection, analysis/synthesis, and identify opportunities to improve customer experience. * Manage multiple customer insights research project execution, prioritization, and ensure research projects timely delivery at the highest quality levels. * Adapt and/or create new customer insights research methodologies and workflows to support product goals at scale and work effectively with agencies and vendors. * Work cross functionally and collaborate with technical product managers, technical program managers, UX designers, science, and engineering teams to proactively plan research and align research goals to the product roadmap. * Work with data analysts/data scientists to correlate qualitative research with quantitative data analysis, and interpret complicated data across quantitive and behavioral analysis. * Own customer insights research results and prioritization communication with all stakeholders including senior executives. * Build, manage, and grow a small team of research scientists. About the team Our team operate in a friendly, fast-paced, and diverse and inclusive work environment. We are driven by the excitement of inventing products, building technologies, and providing services that change lives. We embrace new ways of doing things, make decisions quickly, and are not afraid to fail. We have the scope, benefits, and support of a large company and the spirit and heart of a small startup. At Amazon, our mission is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. Our actions, goals, projects, programs, and inventions begin and end with the customer top of mind.