• Data Scientist

    Location US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/25/2018 9:39 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Amazon is seeking an experienced, motivated Data Scientist to work on the Data Center Global Services team. The person in this role will study the operational performance of the AWS data center platform. You will conduct research, design statistical studies, and analyze data to discover new ways to impact our business and deliver value to our customers. You will work with state of the art tools provided by AWS, and collaborate with other scientists. You will solve problems and drive solutions that increase the efficiency of data center cooling and power distribution.

    Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, has a background in statistics, applied mathematics, or computational science and a history of solving difficult problems using a scientific approach. The candidate holds a post graduate degree in a scientific field and understands how to design and manage scientific studies. This position requires the candidate to dive deep into the data center structure and technology to learn and understand the unique challenges in operating this platform at a scale unrivaled in the industry. Our scale provides unique opportunities that simply don’t exist elsewhere, but these opportunities can only be revealed by a scientific thinker with a curious mind. The candidate should be familiar with the state of the art in machine learning techniques and understands what the strengths and weaknesses of each in solving particular types of problems. The candidate should be comfortable working with big data and writing code in R or Python, and using relational databases.

    Basic Qualifications

    - A postgraduate degree in a scientific field such as Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Statistics
    - Ability to apply Statistical and Machine Learning methods to specific business problems and data
    - Ability to design statistical models
    - Proficiency using Python or R
    - Ability to effectively communicate ideas and results with actionable conclusions backed by data
    - Ability to design and execute scientific studies
    - Ability to design clear and accurate data visualizations
    - Proficiency using SQL
    - 5+ years industry experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Knowledge and experience working with Data Centers
    - Knowledge and experience with Thermodynamics
    - Understanding of Power Distribution
    - Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this - role
    - Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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