Research Scientist II - AMZ3540

Amazon.com Services, Inc. - New York, NY

Full-time
Position Requirements:
PhD or foreign equivalent in Statistics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field and one year of research or work experience in the job offered, or as a Research Scientist, Research Assistant, Software Engineer, or a related occupation. Employer will accept a Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Statistics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field and three years of research or work experience in the job offered or a related occupation as equivalent to the PhD and one year of experience. Must have one year of research or work experience in the following skill(s): programming with a mathematical programming language such as R, MATLAB, or SAS or major programming language such as Python, Java, C++, C#, or C; and experience formulating and solving predictive modeling, machine learning, forecasting or statistical modeling problems.

MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Entity: Amazon.com Services, Inc., an Amazon.com Company
Title: Research Scientist II
Worksite: New York, NY

Position Responsibilities:
Interact with various software and business groups to develop an understanding of their business requirements and operational processes. Utilize acquired knowledge and business judgment to build decision-supporting and operational tools to improve the bottom line. Build predictive or statistical models for a wide range of supply chain, transportation and logistics problems. Implement these models and tools through the use of modeling languages and engineering code in software languages such as Python, Java, C++, C# or C. Gather required data for analysis and mathematical model building by writing ad-hoc scripts and database queries. Perform quantitative, economic, and numerical performance analyses of these systems under uncertainty using statistical and optimization tools. Create computer simulations to support operational decision-making. Identify areas with potential for improvement and work with internal teams to generate requirements to realize improvements. Design optimal or near optimal solution methodologies to be used by in-house decision support tools and software. Create software prototypes to verify and validate the devised solutions methodologies. Integrate prototypes into production systems using standard software development tools and methodologies.

Applicants must meet all of the above listed requirements for this position.