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Senior Applied Scientist

Company:, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Want to work in a start-up environment with the resources of Amazon behind you? This is your chance to revolutionize visuals-first shopping for millions of customers worldwide while working with industry-leading technologies. We're building a brand new team in sunny Irvine, California and are looking for a passionate and talented Senior Applied Scientist to drive applied science (machine learning) projects end-to-end from ideation to production. If you are a self-starter, passionate about machine learning, big data systems, enjoy designing and implementing new features and machine learned models, and intrigued by ambiguous problems, look no further.

About us:

We're building a new team in Irvine to map the world's images to the Amazon catalog. Our tech will enable customers to discover and shop Amazon for similar or related items to any image in their browser or supported mobile app, and enable influencers, curators and publishers to create shoppable photos on Amazon in seconds. We're part of Amazon's Personalization organization, which is a high-performing group that leverages Amazon's expertise in machine learning, big data, and distributed systems to deliver the best shopping experiences for our customers. We work full stack, from foundational backend systems to future-forward user interfaces. Our culture is centered on rapid prototyping, rigorous experimentation, and data-driven decision-making. Our work has revolutionized e-commerce with features such as "Customers Who Bought Also Bought" and "Recommended for You". We care deeply about our customers, as well as the well-being and growth of our team members.

About the role:

As a Senior Applied Scientist on the team you will:

  • Take a leading role in defining the problem, innovating the ML/AI solutions and driving the science roadmap.
  • Join a new and growing team of top-notch technical professionals innovating in a fast-paced, startup environment.
  • Be a key driver of a cross-functional team, working closely with scientists and engineers in a daily basis.
  • Innovate machine learning solutions on behalf of our customers by prototyping, delivering functional proofs of concept (POCs), and partnering with our engineers to productize and scale successful POCs.

About you:

You're an experienced Senior Applied Scientist looking for your next opportunity to innovate, build, deliver, and impress. You want to lead projects that require innovative thinking and deep technical problem solving skills to create production-ready machine learning solutions. You will need to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats, and work in a highly collaborative environment. We like to move fast, experiment, iterate and then scale quickly, thoughtfully balancing speed and quality.

  • PhD degree with 4 years of applied research experience or a Masters degree and 6+ years of experience of applied research experience
  • 3+ years of experience in building machine learning models for business application
  • Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language
  • Proven success in applying Machine Learning models to practical problems.
  • Professional experience in software development: Python, Java, or Scala.
  • Experience working with AWS technologies such include S3, EC2, RDS, Redshift, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Sharp analytical abilities, great sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • A strong sense of curiosity, and a passion for innovation and learning.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in a startup environment.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Keywords:, Inc., Irvine , Senior Applied Scientist, Other , Irvine, California

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