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Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Job ID 
577041
Location 
US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 
11/27/2017

Job Description

Interested in Amazon Echo? We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. Come join us!

As a Data Scientist in our Applied Modeling team, you will be responsible for data-driven improvements to our spoken language understanding models. Your work will directly impact our customers in the form of products and services that make use of speech and language technology.

You will:
  • Ensure data quality throughout all stages of acquisition and processing, including such areas as data sourcing/collection, ground truth generation, normalization, transformation, cross-lingual alignment/mapping, etc.
  • Clean, analyze and select data to achieve goals
  • Build and release models that elevate the customer experience and track impact over time
  • Collaborate with colleagues from science, engineering and business backgrounds
  • Present proposals and results in a clear manner backed by data and coupled with actionable conclusions
  • Work with engineers to develop efficient data querying infrastructure for both offline and online use cases


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • 2+ years’ experience with various data analysis and visualization tools
  • Experience using Python, Perl, or another scripting language; command line usage
  • Experience diving into data to discover hidden patterns and conducting error analysis
  • Experience applying various machine learning techniques and understanding the key parameters that affect their performance
  • Experience developing experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, and the ability to accurately determine cause and effect relationships
  • Understanding of relevant statistical measures such as confidence intervals, significance of error measurements, development and evaluation data sets, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with statistical modelling or machine learning
  • Excellent communication, strong organizational skills and very detailed oriented
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems
  • Fluency in a language other than English

Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation