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Applied Scientist

Job Title: Applied Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: dc2875fb-16f4-48fb-a98c-058322239c04
Job Published: January 20, 2021 18:33

Job Description

Candidate Description

The ideal candidate will have proven experience employing cutting-edge machine learning to real-world problems to deliver results. Strong computer science and algorithmic skills, knowledge on web security, exposure to internet-scale businesses, working in cross-functional teams, and a track record of peer-reviewed publication in a relevant area are desirable.

As an scientist working at Amazon, you will play a key role in identifying business opportunities, measuring opportunity, inventing and prototyping solutions. You will use a wide range of technologies, programming languages and systems, and work alongside an experienced engineering team. You will have the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit millions of customers worldwide.

· Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language · Experience of building machine learning models for business application · PhD or equivalent Master's Degree plus experience in CS, CE, ML or related field You will have significant experience in machine learning research and engineering. You will hold a Machine Learning PhD, or have undertaken postgraduate study (applicants with a degree in a related discipline who have demonstrated a strong grounding in Machine Learning will also be considered).

Essential skills: · Experience applying statistical techniques to solve real business problems. · Proficiency in a programming language (C++, Java, C#, C, Python etc.) · Proficiency with mathematical programming environments/machine learning ecosystem (R, Matlab, Numpy/SciPy, SAS, MXNet, SageMaker, etc.) · Programming skills sufficient to extract, transform, and clean large data sets in a Unix/Linux environment, including basic data manipulation and analysis using command-line tools and scripting. · Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, combined with the ability to present your ideas clearly and compellingly in both verbal and written English form.

Personal qualities: · Results oriented with a strong customer and business focus. · Ability to take raw product requirements and bring them to life. · Highly innovative, flexible and self-directed, but also a cooperative team player. · Ability to communicate and discuss topics with technical, design and business audiences. · Experience at dealing with ambiguous and undefined problems. · Able to thrive in a challenging and dynamic environment. · Strong sense of ownership and a passion to deliver a world-class user experience.

Employer Description

Amazon is looking for an Applied Scientist to join the Advertisement Security team in Edinburgh. This team builds scalable solutions that monitor the technical security across Amazon's advertisement portfolio. Our work is characterized by advanced Machine Learning techniques, high scale, complexity and a constant need for innovation., Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and a successful background screening check. This check will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy and procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.