Amazon Corporate LLC Senior Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington
The vision of Workforce Intelligence (WFI) is to design the ideal workforce to meet the customer promise anywhere. This organization leads and influences global workforce strategies that enable Amazon to scale more efficiently while also providing a unique voice for the hourly workforce. This is accomplished through a variety of science initiatives, KPIs and reporting, predictive modeling, and data engineering. Amazon's mission is to be the most customer centric company in the world and Workforce Staffing (WFS), the organization responsible for hourly associate hiring globally, is on the front lines of that mission and will be your core customer in this role.In the Workforce Staffing Organization, Candidate Intelligence (CI) team leads the modeling practice to influence global workforce strategies. This Research Scientist will lead the research where we are responsible for developing solutions to understand the preferences of our candidates and the predictors for long term retention of associates and to optimize alignment between candidate and job using those insights.SUMMARY OF KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* Deliver large or critical solutions to candidate matching and segmentation problems in the support of WFI goals.* Guide the technical approach for the design and implementation of successful models and algorithms.* Conduct, direct, and coordinate all phases of research projects, demonstrating skill in all stages of the research process, including defining key questions, recommending measures, working with multiple data sources, evaluating methodology and design, executing plans, interpreting and communicating results.* Create proof concept implementations of new models and techniques.* Collaborate with engineering teams to design and implement software solutions for science problems.* Review research papers, algorithms, models, and code.* Contribute to progress of the Amazon and broader research communities by producing publications.* Ph.D./M.S. in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, or related quantitative field* 5+ years of applied research experience* 5+ years experience defining research and development practices in an applied environment* 5+ years experience reviewing research papers, algorithms, and code* Advanced proficiency with at least one coding language for modeling, such as R, Python, Java, etc.* Effective planning skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities* Ability to partner with a cross-functional team and complete work collaboratively* Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-technical stakeholders* Able to work in a diverse teamAmazon 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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.