Job Description Amazon aims to exceed the expectations of our customers by ensuring that their orders, no matter how large or small, are delivered as quickly, accurately, and cost effectively as possible. To meet this goal, Amazon has invested in Amazon Logistics, a world class last mile operation. We are looking for a dynamic, resourceful, and organized Senior Research Scientist within the Amazon Flex organization that can develop the right data-driven solutions to drive innovation and execute new strategies that support the most critical components of this rapidly scaling operation. The Service Level Standards team within Amazon Flex plays a crucial role in ensuring high delivery quality. As part of the Last Mile Science & Technology organization, you\u2019ll partner closely with other ML and Operations Research scientists as well as scientists from other disciplines (e.g. economics and statistics) with a clear path to business impact. You will be responsible for developing new predictive and optimization models as well as algorithms for key applications. You develop innovative and even frighteningly bold plans and ideas to discover new ways to solve organizational problems. You will be expected to be a thought leader as we chart new courses with our delivery support technologies. Successful candidates will have a deep knowledge of competing statistical and machine learning methods for large scale prediction problems -or- a deep knowledge of computational optimization methods and mathematical modelling, the ability to map models into production-worthy code, the communication skills necessary to explain complex technical approaches to a variety of stakeholders and customers, and the excitement to take iterative approaches to tackle big, long term problems. Key Responsibilities:
Conceptualize and lead global research initiatives
Guide the technical approach for the design and implementation of successful models and algorithms in support of teams across Amazon
Work in expert cross-functional teams delivering on demanding projects.
Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
Share knowledge in state-of-the-art statistics and machine learning research or frontier applied mathematical modelling and computation applicable to our problem space.
Experience with guiding R&D strategy for your organization
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in C/C , Java, or Python
Six or more years of applying deep learning/statistical algorithms/models to solving real-world problems in industry
PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science (Machine Learning), Physics, Statistics, Applied Math, or Operations Research
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.
Publications in peer-reviewed statistics, ML, OR, or applied math journals
Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
Excellent interpersonal skills and a can-do never-give-up attitude
Proven record of innovation and strategic impact across teams
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer - F/M/V/D
Website : http://www.amazon.com/
Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.