Andreia Pierce, seen here sitting while smiling, is the head of business development and strategy in the research vertical for Amazon Web Services.
Andreia Pierce is the head of business development and strategy in the research vertical for Amazon Web Services. She has also worked as a professor, with her own lab, and as a medical science liaison and field director in the pharmaceuticals industry.
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How Andreia Pierce utilizes her science background in her AWS business role

Being able to understand and relate to the needs of working scientists is key to her success.

As far back as she can remember, Andreia Pierce was fascinated by the human brain. “When I was a kid, I always used to say I wanted to be a neurosurgeon. I grew up in Brazil, and I grew up in a family where everyone is a doctor of sorts, whether it's a PhD, or an MD. So I knew I was going to be one. The MBA came later as my interests evolved.” At 17, she moved to Dallas, Texas, where she knew nobody, and spoke just “a few words” of English. 

Today, Pierce is the head of business development and strategy in the research vertical for Amazon Web Services, which might surprise her younger self. But by pursuing her original dream, and marrying it with self-understanding and plenty of real-world experience, she landed in her current role at the end of 2020. How she arrived there is a lesson in following your deeply held interests throughout your career journey.  

Since Pierce “always tried to do everything as quickly as I can” she finished her undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas in three years and pursued a career in clinical psychology, still thinking about how she could best get into brain research. 

She was working on her PhD studies when she discovered she missed the less clinical, more lab-based work of science. “I realized that I really wanted to be more in touch with the science and the biology. So I stopped that work and took some time away,” she says. 

Her “time away” wasn’t just a vacation.

She took a long break, leaving the US: “I went off to Israel and spent about nine months at a Jewish school for girls, learning Jewish philosophy and Jewish law,” she says. The sabbatical worked. “I figured out what I was going to do to get back on track doing the things that I loved. I joined the PhD program in biomedical sciences [at the University of North Texas Health Science Center] with a focus on neuroscience and pharmacology,” she says. There she got back into lab work, researching the structure and function of the 5-HT3A serotonin receptor. A postdoc at UT Southwestern Medical got her into doing more “initial discovery, and basic research” when she worked at a biophysics lab investigating the membrane bilayer.

From there she assumed she would go on to become a professor with her own lab, feeling “resigned” to that path. “I thought my career was all mapped out. And then I joined the Postdoc Association at UT Southwestern Medical as a member of the board. And somebody suggested that I lead the career development chapter of the association.” In helping other scientists figure out what they should do next, Pierce discovered a new path for herself. “That's when I realized that there were so many other things I could do with a PhD in basic sciences,” she says. 

She’d always loved lab work because of her passion for discovery, but it’s a long process, and the relevance of the work can take decades to come to light. “A few years down the road, it may be relevant to a therapeutic area of expertise somewhere and it may be something that is useful in drug development — or it may not,” Pierce says.

I like speed. I have been described by my husband as somebody who thrives on chaos. So I realized, ‘You know, I can actually be a scientist, a PhD, and a business person.'
Andreia Pierce

She realized she liked a faster-paced environment, closer to the end stage of discovery. “I like speed. I have been described by my husband as somebody who thrives on chaos. So I realized, ‘You know, I can actually be a scientist, a PhD, and a business person. There are other careers outside of academic research that would be very fast paced, where the impact to patients is much more immediate,’” she says. 

That's when Pierce decided to join the pharmaceutical industry. She realized the job of medical science liaison — a fast-paced job where Pierce noted the benefits to patients are more immediate — would allow her to leverage her scientific expertise. She took that position at King Pharmaceuticals, a small company that has since been acquired by Pfizer, followed by UCB, a multinational biopharmaceutical company. “I wasn't just talking about science, but I was talking about science with this added pressure of needing to deliver business results. So I loved it,” she says. 

She joined Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2014, eventually moving up the ranks to field director, where she was awarded a Manager of the Year award. In 2018 she moved to AstraZeneca leading the US field medical team, where she was named an outstanding manager. She was then given the opportunity to move into a global role still at AstraZeneca, developing medical strategy— for 67 different markets and multiple disease states — which enabled her to constantly challenge herself.

“It's interesting how I've specialized over the years in immunology and neurology, and neuro immunology. But I've also leveraged my knowledge of immunology to work in disease states like respiratory disorders, which is not neurology at all. It's that ability to flex, and the desire to always learn new things that was so great about that work. I like change. And switching to the business side allowed me to leverage science in a way that every two, three years, I'm having to learn something completely different,” she says.

Switching to the business side allowed me to leverage science in a way that every two, three years, I'm having to learn something completely different.
Andreia Pierce

As her career progressed, Pierce became more and more interested in the business strategy side, which she says “increasingly drives and interests me.” She used whatever time she could find in the evenings and weekends to acquire an MBA from the Southeastern Oklahoma State University, deepening her commitment to a business career. When she decided to open her LinkedIn profile to recruiters in 2019, Amazon reached out. Pierce was surprised.

“I remember looking at the email and going ‘Amazon, what am I going to do at Amazon?’” Then she took a closer look and discovered the company was interested in her leading a team of research subject matter experts on the business side of AWS. That’s when she realized, “Wow! This role was made for me,” she says. 

She loved that the job would give her the opportunity to be a business leader who draws on scientific insight. It gave her the opportunity to not only transition to a business-centric role, but to do it in a way that leveraged her science knowledge. “I didn’t feel like I was neglecting, giving up, or not using all those years that I had spent becoming good at science,” she says. And that experience — being able to understand and relate to the needs of working scientists — is key to her work today. 

Now she leads a team of PhDs who support account managers in the field, the enterprise sales team, as well as people who work internally repackaging AWS cloud computing solutions, creating sales plays and go-to-market plans, to meet the needs of researchers. 

“What my team does is really try to work all angles around helping researchers and academic institutions, federal agencies, and nonprofits to migrate their workloads to the cloud, with the objective of making things faster, easier, and more accurate so they can accelerate the timeline from raw data to results,” she says.

That includes working with a large variety of organizations including biomedical, digital agriculture, veterinary medicine, and on the non-medical side, digital humanities, engineering, applied physics, and even law. Those include University of California, Davis and New York University as well as national and international research agencies like National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Think outside the box and ask people, ‘Hey, how'd you get to this role and what is it like’? And really try to understand what it is that you want to accomplish.
Andreia Pierce

For scientists interested in pursuing a business role, Pierce recommends talking to people. She suggests joining networking groups, serving on boards of different associations, and finding creative ways to meet new people. “Think outside the box and ask people, ‘Hey, how'd you get to this role and what is it like’? And really try to understand what it is that you want to accomplish,” she says. 

And, she advises, take those steps, even if you aren’t completely clear on specifics.

“I may not have known the titles I wanted to have. But by the time I switched to pharma I knew I wanted to lead a business. And I wanted to do it in a way that was very impactful, where I could create the strategy and have a seat at the table and implement change, not just change things once they have been rolled out to me, but be part of building it.”

Ultimately, she says her career has benefitted from deciding where she wanted to be and, in true Amazonian fashion, working backwards from there.

Pierce writes about how the Maryland Transportation Institute is tracking social distancing efforts with the AWS Cloud and big data.

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Amazon Advertising is one of Amazon's fastest growing and most profitable businesses. As a core product offering within our advertising portfolio, Sponsored Products (SP) helps merchants, retail vendors, and brand owners succeed via native advertising, which grows incremental sales of their products sold through Amazon. The SP team's 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!As a Senior Applied Scientist on this team, you will:· Be the technical leader in Machine Learning; lead efforts within this team and across other teams.· Perform hands-on analysis and modeling of enormous data sets to develop insights that increase traffic monetization and merchandise sales, without compromising the shopper experience.· Drive end-to-end Machine Learning projects that have a high degree of ambiguity, scale, complexity.· Build machine learning models, perform proof-of-concept, experiment, optimize, and deploy your models into production; work closely with software engineers to assist in productionizing your ML models.· Run A/B experiments, gather data, and perform statistical analysis.· Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large-scale data analysis, machine-learning model development, model validation and serving.· Research new and innovative machine learning approaches.· Recruit Applied Scientists to the team and provide mentorship.Why you will love this opportunity: Amazon is investing heavily in building a world-class advertising business. This team defines and delivers a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our solutions generate billions in revenue and drive long-term growth for Amazon’s Retail and Marketplace businesses. We deliver billions of ad impressions, millions of clicks daily, and break fresh ground to create world-class products. We are a highly motivated, collaborative, and fun-loving team with an entrepreneurial spirit - with a broad mandate to experiment and innovate.Impact and Career Growth: You will invent new experiences and influence customer-facing shopping experiences to help suppliers grow their retail business and the auction dynamics that leverage native advertising; this is your opportunity to work within the fastest-growing businesses across all of Amazon! Define a long-term science vision for our advertising business, driven from our customers' needs, translating that direction into specific plans for research and applied scientists, as well as engineering and product teams. This role combines science leadership, organizational ability, technical strength, product focus, and business understanding.Team video https://youtu.be/zD_6Lzw8raE
US, CA, Santa Monica
Amazon Advertising is one of Amazon's fastest growing and most profitable businesses, responsible for defining and delivering a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our businesses driving long term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks and break fresh ground in product and technical innovations every day!As an Applied Science Manager in Machine Learning, you will:· Directly manage and lead a team of manager applied scientists and software engineers (distributed across the USA) to deliver end-to-end machine- earning solutions to production.· Advance the team's engineering craftsmanship and drive continued scientific innovation as a thought leader and practitioner.· Develop science and engineering roadmaps, run annual planning, and foster cross-team collaboration to execute complex projects.· Perform hands-on data analysis, build machine-learning models, run regular A/B tests, and communicate the impact to senior management.· Hire and develop top talent, provide technical and career development guidance to scientists and engineers within and across the organization.Why you will love this opportunity: Amazon is investing heavily in building a world-class advertising business. This team defines and delivers a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our solutions generate billions in revenue and drive long-term growth for Amazon’s Retail and Marketplace businesses. We deliver billions of ad impressions, millions of clicks daily, and break fresh ground to create world-class products. We are a highly motivated, collaborative, and fun-loving team with an entrepreneurial spirit - with a broad mandate to experiment and innovate.Impact and Career Growth: You will invent new experiences and influence customer-facing shopping experiences to help suppliers grow their retail business and the auction dynamics that leverage native advertising; this is your opportunity to work within the fastest-growing businesses across all of Amazon! Define a long-term science vision for our advertising business, driven from our customers' needs, translating that direction into specific plans for research and applied scientists, as well as engineering and product teams. This role combines science leadership, organizational ability, technical strength, product focus, and business understanding.Team video ~ https://youtu.be/zD_6Lzw8raE
US, CA, Santa Monica
Amazon Advertising is one of Amazon's fastest growing and most profitable businesses, responsible for defining and delivering a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our businesses driving long term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks and break fresh ground in product and technical innovations every day!As a Data Scientist on this team, you will:· Solve real-world problems by getting and analyzing large amounts of data, diving deep to identify business insights and opportunities, design simulations and experiments, developing statistical and ML models by tailoring to business needs, and collaborating with Scientists, Engineers, BIE's, and Product Managers.· Write code (Python, R, Scala, etc.) to analyze data and build statistical models to solve specific business problems.· Apply statistical and machine learning knowledge to specific business problems and data.· Build decision-making models and propose solution for the business problem you define.· Retrieve, synthesize, and present critical data in a format that is immediately useful to answering specific questions or improving system performance.· Analyze historical data to identify trends and support optimal decision making.· Formalize assumptions about how our systems are expected to work, create statistical definition of the outlier, and develop methods to systematically identify outliers. Work out why such examples are outliers and define if any actions needed.· Given anecdotes about anomalies or generate automatic scripts to define anomalies, deep dive to explain why they happen, and identify fixes.· Conduct written and verbal presentations to share insights to audiences of varying levels of technical sophistication.Why you will love this opportunity: Amazon is investing heavily in building a world-class advertising business. This team defines and delivers a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our solutions generate billions in revenue and drive long-term growth for Amazon’s Retail and Marketplace businesses. We deliver billions of ad impressions, millions of clicks daily, and break fresh ground to create world-class products. We are a highly motivated, collaborative, and fun-loving team with an entrepreneurial spirit - with a broad mandate to experiment and innovate.Impact and Career Growth: You will invent new experiences and influence customer-facing shopping experiences to help suppliers grow their retail business and the auction dynamics that leverage native advertising; this is your opportunity to work within the fastest-growing businesses across all of Amazon! Define a long-term science vision for our advertising business, driven from our customers' needs, translating that direction into specific plans for research and applied scientists, as well as engineering and product teams. This role combines science leadership, organizational ability, technical strength, product focus, and business understanding.Team video https://youtu.be/zD_6Lzw8raE
US, WA, Seattle
Job summaryAmazon is investing heavily in building a customer centric, world class advertising business across its many unique audio, video, and display surfaces. We are looking for an Applied Scientist who has a deep passion for building machine-learning solutions in our advertising decision system. In this role, you will be on the cutting edge of developing monetization solutions for Live TV, Connected TV and streaming Audio. These are nascent, high growth areas, where advertising monetization is an important, fully integrated part of the core strategy for each business.Key job responsibilities· Rapidly design, prototype and test machine learning algorithms for optimizing advertising reach, frequency and return on advertising spend· Build systems that extract and process volumes of disparate data using a variety of econometric and machine learning approaches. These systems should be designed to scale with exponential growth in data and run continuously.· Leverage knowledge of advanced software system and algorithm development to build our measurement and optimization engine.· Contribute intellectual property through patent generation.· Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.· Understand system inter-dependencies and limitations as well as analytic inter-dependencies to build efficient solutions.A day in the lifeAs an Applied Scientist, you will be tasked with leading innovations in machine learning algorithms to deliver ads across platforms influencing product features and architectural choices for decision making systems. You will need to work with data scientists to invent elegant metrics and associated measurement models, and develop algorithms that help advertisers test and learn the impact of advertising strategies across channels on these metrics while ensuring a great customer experience.
US, CA, San Francisco
Job summaryHelp us deliver meaningful recommendations, personalized for each of the millions of customer engaging with Amazon Music.The Music Personalization team is responsible for the machine learning models that underly Amazon Music’s recommendations, playlists and stations. We own the development, training and serving of these models. We create personalized recommendation experiences such as You Might Like recommender, New Releases for You recommender and My Discovery Mix playlist.As an Applied Scientist, your work will have a real world impact on the millions of customers using Amazon Music. You will start with formulating product requirements into a scientific problem. You will work closely with engineering to realize your scientific vision.About Amazon MusicImagine being a part of an agile team where your ideas have the potential to reach millions. Picture working on cutting-edge consumer-facing products, where every single team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process. Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. Welcome to Amazon Music, where ideas are born and come to life as Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music, and so much more.Everyone on our team has a meaningful impact on product features, new directions in music streaming, and customer engagement. We are looking for new team members across a variety of job functions including software engineering/development, marketing, design, ops and more. Come join us as we make history by launching exciting new projects in the coming year.Our team is focused on building a personalized, curated, and seamless music experience. We want to help our customers discover up-and-coming artists, while also having access to their favorite established musicians. We build systems that are distributed on a large scale, spanning our music apps, web player, and voice-forward audio engagement on mobile and Amazon Echo devices, powered by Alexa to support our customer base. Amazon Music offerings are available in countries around the world, and our applications support our mission of delivering music to customers in new and exciting ways that enhance their day-to-day lives.Come innovate with the Amazon Music team!
US, WA, Seattle
Job summaryJoin us in the evolution of Amazon’s consumer business!The Brand Program and Selling Partner Development organization is the growth and development engine for our Store. Our business grows when our Selling Partners (SPs) businesses’ grow. We aspire to make Amazon the best place for Selling Partners to sell and measure our progress towards this goal through a combination of metrics. We make it easy and predictable for Selling Partners to achieve a great Customer Experience. We believe all motivated Selling Partners that provide a great Customer Experience should be able to grow their business on Amazon either guided by unambiguous self-service tools or by a named Account Manager (AM) working from the same set of recommendations and insights. By ensuring that the same set of recommendations and insights are used, we democratize growth, increase predictability and build trust with our SPs. Our front line AMs drive a virtuous flywheel of learning, experimentation, development and scale that accelerates our store and improves the Customer Experience.We have numerous, durable, deep, technical and interesting problems for Sr. Data Scientist to own. We are looking for a Sr. Data Scientist to design and implement deep tools, insights, metrics and models (inclusive of AI) to lead our systems and tools. You will work with a range of strategic functions within the consumer organization. Our broader org. certainly embodies a start-up mentality. You will work closely with data engineers, software developers, product managers to come up with solution end-to-end with cutting edge machine learning and AI technologies.
US, WA, Seattle
Job summaryAmazon AI is looking for world class scientists to join its AI Lab. This group is entrusted with developing core machine learning algorithms for AWS. As a part of the AI Lab you will invent, implement, and deploy state of the art machine learning algorithms and systems. You will build prototypes and explore novel solutions to new problems at scale. You will interact closely with our customers and with the academic community. 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.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.Key job responsibilitiesThe main focus of a scientist on the team is to use and develop cutting edge science to build new features that will delight our customers. Scientists own their features from research to implementation and production.A day in the lifeScientists works closely with our partners in engineering and product as well as directly with customers. They write production quality code to implement new features. Scientists produce customer-obsessed research to drive the development of new features which we publish in top-tier conferences.About the teamWe are a science team focusing on anomaly detection and related fields. We work closely with other science teams in forecasting, recommender systems, and causality. We deliver state-of-the-art ML solutions for our customers and publish our research in top-tier conferences and journals.
US, CA, Santa Monica
Job summaryAre you passionate about building systems that process massive amounts of data? Are you excited by developing and productizing machine learning, deep learning and computer vision algorithms on the edge and/or on the cloud? Do you enjoy working with a huge diversity of engineers, scientists, and user-experience researchers? If so, you have found the right match!The Fashion Innovation tech team at Amazon is working to redefine and build new, exciting experiences for customers shopping for apparel and related fashion products. We own services that enable personalized customer experiences for our customers while pushing the envelope through novel scientific research, advancing the state of art in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. We’re looking for a thought leader and manager to lead the charge with cutting edge research and application of machine learning to address the unique and ambiguous problems in our space. You will manage a team of talented individuals, innovate in a start-up mode, and partner with business teams to deliver customer experiences that disrupt status quo.The ideal candidate is a strong, creative and highly-motivated individual with hands-on experience in leading multiple research and engineering initiatives. You balance technical leadership with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology, tools, and methodologies. You excel in translating broader business objective into Machine Learning science formulations, research for potential solutions or invent new solutions for the objective. You strive for simplicity, demonstrate high judgment backed by sound statistical reasoning and robust machine learning models to deliver creative solutions. You manage a team doing independent research to develop non-trivial Machine learning solutions. You will serve as a technical lead on the team and mentor scientists and engineers. You will also actively contribute to Amazon's Intellectual Property through patents and/or external publications.Key job responsibilities· Lead complex projects that design and build computer vision and deep neural network models to solve a customer facing usecase in fashion space.· Collaborate with product managers, program managers, UX researchers/designers, and engineering teams to transform the apparel shopping experience for Amazon customers.· Perform hands-on data analysis, build machine-learning models and communicate the impact to senior management.· Drive continued scientific innovation as a thought leader in the team.· Lead and mentor Applied Scientists and Engineers in the team.A day in the lifeYou will build and lead a diverse team of Applied Scientists and Software development engineers to solve a variety of technical challenges. You will own the technology roadmap that will drive future products and features that directly affect our growth in this critical space. You will partner with Product Managers, UX designers, and Engineering leaders on the development and execution of a technical roadmap that includes Machine Learning (ML), Computer Vision (CV), 3D visualization, and other emerging technologies. You'll interact regularly with senior leadership as you bring your vision to life.About the teamThe Fashion Innovation tech team at Amazon is working to redefine and build new, exciting experiences for customers shopping for apparel and related fashion products. We own services that enable personalized customer experiences for our customers while pushing the envelope through novel scientific research, advancing the state of art in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning.
US, WA, Seattle
Job summaryAre you passionate about making real-world impact on the lives of over one million Amazon employees? Do you want to use science and data-driven methods to build Earth’s best employer and safest place to work? If your answers to these questions are “yes”, then come join the Employee Experience (EX) science team within People Experience and Technology (PXT) at Amazon. Through science, research, and technology, the team’s mission is to improve the employee experience for all Amazonians.As a Data Scientist on the EX science team, you will lead key science initiatives and deliver insights that enable Amazon to create a great employee experience. In this role, you will apply advanced analysis techniques and statistical concepts to draw insights from datasets, create intuitive data visualizations, and build scalable machine learning models. You will work closely with other scientists (data, research, and applied scientists), business intelligence engineers, and product managers to obtain relevant datasets and prototype predictive analytic models. You will team up with data engineers and software development engineers to implement data pipeline to productionize your models and review key results with business leaders and stakeholders.We are looking for someone who can work with ambiguous business problems and navigate complex and dynamic business environments. In this role, you will develop, execute, and deliver on detailed technical roadmap that influences across organizations. The successful candidate is able to make complex trade-offs between technical and business requirements and has experience striking a balance between scientific validity and business practicality in their work. They also have the ability to effectively communicate technical results to a business audience in order to influence key leadership decisions.Key job responsibilities• Create innovative, sophisticated analytic models to address critical issues but also meet key business criteria (cost/risk/business impact) and key technical criteria (reliability/validity/predictability).• Apply machine learning techniques and statistical methods to automatically identify trends, patterns and frictions in the employee experience.• Interview stakeholders to incorporate business requirements and inputs from research, science, product, and engineering partners and translate them into concrete requirements for data science projects.• Define and conduct experiments and communicate insights and recommendations to product, engineering, and business teams.• Work with data engineers and software development engineers to deploy models and experiments to production.• A clear passion for making a positive impact on employees' lives through your work.• Identify and advocate for technical options related to machine learning, data mining, and other statistical approaches.• Identify and recommend opportunities to automate systems, tools, and processes.• Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with peers that have a range of technical aptitudes.
GB, London
The EU Economics team is a central science team working across a variety of topics in the EU Retail business and beyond. We work closely EU business leaders to drive change at Amazon.We focus on solving long-term, ambiguous and challenging problems, while providing advisory support to help solve short-term business pain points. Key topics include pricing, product selection, delivery speed, profitability, and customer experience. We tackle these issues by building novel econometric models, machine learning systems, and high-impact experiments which we integrate into business, financial, and system-level decision making. Our work is highly collaborative and we regularly partner with EU- and US-based interdisciplinary teams.We are looking for a Senior Economist who is able to provide structure around complex business problems, hone those complex problems into specific, scientific questions, and test those questions to generate insights. The ideal candidate will work with various science, engineering, operations and analytics teams to estimate models and algorithms on large scale data, design pilots and measure their impact, and transform successful prototypes into improved policies and programs at scale.If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you know how to deliver results fast, and you have a deeply quantitative, highly innovative approach to solving problems, and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.Key job responsibilities· Provide data-driven guidance and recommendations on strategic questions facing the EU Retail leadership· Scope, design and implement version-zero (V0) models and experiments to kickstart new initiatives, thinking, and drive system-level changes across Amazon· Build a long-term research agenda to understand, break down, and tackle the most stubborn and ambiguous business challenges· Influence business leaders and work closely with other scientists at Amazon to deliver measurable progress and change