• Sr. Manager, Applied Science | Alexa AI

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 6 days ago(12/4/2018 3:29 PM)
    Job ID
    757765
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

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

    Amazon Alexa has an opportunity for a dynamic senior manager to lead our teams in conceiving and building a scalable machine learning platform for spoken language understanding. We are continually adding new capabilities to Alexa across many languages and domains. The foundation for our progress is our ability to work with data, to measure impact and accuracy, to respond quickly while keeping the long-term vision in mind, and to develop the talent on our teams. We are looking for a leader with the ability to guide teams through decisions regarding modeling and data and their impact on improving the customer experience. You will be asked to think both strategically and tactically.

    This role requires a thought leader able to see beyond what we are doing today and identify where we will need to be in the future, and get us there through concrete practical steps. You will ideally have a broad range of domain skills from statistical machine learning to data/model management to analytics and data science. You will be experienced in deploying models in a large-scale production setting and be able to coach the team on various challenges and trade-offs in producing models able to perform consistently well across messy real-world data. You will help the team to evaluate their deliverables and processes and understand the success metrics for their work. You will also be effective at partnering with teams across the organization to piece together data, models, and infrastructure into a cohesive end-to-end solution. Your teams will be multidisciplinary and filled with talented people requiring management skills that enable them to thrive.



    Basic Qualifications

    • PhD degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or equivalent
    • 8+ years of experience in machine learning, data science or related fields
    • Experience taking at least two large scale modeling projects from scoping requirements through actual launch and metric-driven performance monitoring in production
    • Experience diving into data to discover hidden patterns and of conducting error/deviation analysis
    • Experience creating prototypes to test devised solutions and leverage in-house platforms for validation
    • Experience working with engineers to integrate the prototypes into production systems using standard software development tools and methodologies
    • Experience building and managing applied science teams


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Project management experience desired for working on cross-functional projects
    • Excellent written and verbal technical communication. Able to explain complex solutions in easy-to-understand terms.
    • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
    • A good understanding of analysis of algorithms and computational complexity
    • Ability to think creatively and solve problems

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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