Senior Applied Scientist, Alexa AI
Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Posted on: June 7, 2021
Come join the Alexa team, building the speech and language
solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and
services! You will help us invent the future.
As a Senior Applied Scientist of the Alexa AI - Alexa Data
Services Team, you will research and create models, improve models
for natural language processing and speech recognition
You will gain hands-on experience with Amazon's heterogeneous
structured data sources; as well as large-scale computing resources
to accelerate advances in training deep neural networks for natural
language understanding and automatic speech recognition on
thousands of hours of speech. You will be leading on solving highly
visible and impactful business problems in areas of new product
development, automation, self-service solution and quality
improvement, to continue delight Alexa customers and help driving
Amazon business performance.
The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about delivering
experiences that delight customers and creating solutions that are
robust. Creating reliable, scalable and high performance products
requires exceptional technical expertise, and a sound understanding
of the fundamentals of Machine Learning.
We value academic collaborations and encourage our scientists to
publish in top conferences such as NIPS, ICML, ICLR, KDD etc. and
do open source contribution.
As a Senior Applied Scientist in the team, you'll mentor and
develop other scientitsts in the team, drive cross team
collaborations with partner science teams in NLU, ASR and
Conversational AI organizations. You'll also help the team and the
management define the roadmap for the the science team and the
sister platform team. You'll drive science best practices across
multiple team and within the organization.
(S)He should thrive and have demonstrated success in an
environment which offers ambiguously defined problems, big
challenges, and quick changes. (S)He will be expected to balance
detailed execution with speed and possess solid collaborative
skills. (S)He will be working in a fast-paced environment where
every day brings new challenges and new opportunities. (S)He should
have excellent business and communication skills and be able to
work with business owners to develop and define solutions. This
position involves regular communication with senior management on
project status and risks. Cross-team coordination, project
management, and executive presentation skills are essential.
- Graduate degree (MS or PhD) in Mathematics, Statistics,
Computer Science, Engineering, or related field, or related
- 5+ years of experience with underlying Machine Learning
techniques, Deep Learning
- 1+ years of coding experience in Java, C++, Python or related
- 5+ years of experience in state-of-the-art machine learning and
statistical modeling techniques
- PhD degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, machine
learning, computer science or related discipline
- 8+ years of industry or postdoctoral experience in machine
- 5+ years of experience in natural language
understanding/processing or speech recognition
- Publications at top-tier peer-reviewed conferences or
- Experience in building large-scale machine learning
- Hands on coding and object-oriented design with Python or other
Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer -
Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual
Orientation / Age
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