Amazon Jobs 2023 – Senior Applied Scientist

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Building the Future of Advertising

Amazon is reinventing advertising, helping businesses and agencies alike to build brands, push creativity and drive performance for millions of customers every day. In Amazon Advertising you will explore and invent solutions that address some of the largest, most interesting and most ambitious challenges in applied machine learning and advertising technology. We’re passionate about solving real-world problems: your ideas and work will affect hundreds of millions of shoppers and hundreds of thousands of businesses on- and off-Amazon. Our teams are based in our fast-growing tech hubs in Edinburgh, London and Tel Aviv, and you can also work remotely with home offices in Bristol or Manchester. Learnd more about Amazon Ads and available opportunities here:

Some of the teams and their main products looking for your expertise:

  • Audiences & Targeting*: The team sits at the heart of Amazon’s ad targeting offerings. We build APIs and self-service tools that are made available to advertisers outside of Amazon to enable them to learn about their target customer, discover new prospective customers, and then use these insights to build an audience (or a targeting segment) in real-time, on-demand. Furthermore, our focus is on building machine learning algorithms and cloud services that enable us to make ads more relevant in a privacy safe way. Our services are built using the latest AWS technologies, while leveraging advanced big data and machine learning techniques (such as clustering, deep neural networks, and other classical ML approaches techniques).
  • Sponsored Display*: Sponsored Display deliver ads across the purchase journey to hundreds of millions of shoppers on Amazon and on millions of external sites and mobile apps. The team tries to select the best possible ad for each and every shopper, context and advertiser objective: we build machine learning models to predict outcomes (click, view, sale), choose the best ad, and charge a fair price to the advertiser. Our systems operate at unprecedented scale, serving hundreds of thousands of requests per second with a 40 millisecond latency budget. You will have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of machine learning, including Deep Learning, Multi-Task Learning, Bandit/Reinforcement Learning, Counterfactual Estimation/Optimization, and Low Latency/Extreme Machine Learning. Your work will power the next generation of advertising product, delivering inspiring, delightful, relevant and personalized ads to shoppers across the world while respecting strong privacy and customer trust guarantees.
  • Advertiser Recommendations*: We drive advertiser success through automated recommendations to improve ad campaign performance. To do this we leverage Spark and EMR to extract actionable insights from big data sets (e.g. ad serving and campaign performance data). We deliver these at high-scale to our customers through web components and a low latency API backed by Elastic Search. We use offline analysis to continuously improve our precision / recall, and impact analysis to ensure the best results for our advertisers. We enable our customers to easily adopt our recommendations by automating the workflows required to complete our prescribed actions.
  • Sizmek by Amazon*: Sizmek allows us to reach additional advertisers and geographies not currently serviced by our Amazon Demand Side Platform offering while delivering key performance metrics which are only possible using a combination of Amazon’s unique insights joined with 3P signals. Our global ad server delivers ads across mobile, web and video at massive scale, and our customers benefit from creative authoring tools, advanced analytics, and dynamic creative optimization based on machine learning. If you want to invent the future for how advertisers connect with customers, this is the place for you.
  • Vivid*: Driving innovation in dynamic video at Amazon. Vivid has been supporting teams around Amazon (Social Advertising, Prime Video, Amazon Retail, Amazon Advertising etc.) with creative automation, video experimentation and by providing solutions to make the complicated and expensive world of video accessible to everyone (e.g. our advertising customers can use one of our video creative tools to build a custom video ad for their product in under 5 minutes).
  • Supply Quality*: The Supply Quality organization has the charter to solve optimization problems for ad-programs in Amazon and ensure high-quality ad-impressions. We develop advanced algorithms and infrastructure systems to optimize performance for our advertisers and publishers. We are focused on solving a wide variety of problems in computational advertising like Contextual data processing and classification, traffic quality prediction (robot and fraud detection), Security forensics and research, Viewability prediction, Brand Safety and experimentation. Our team includes experts in the areas of distributed computing, machine learning, statistics, optimization, text mining, information theory and big data systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language
  • Master’s degree with applied research experience
  • Experience of building machine learning models for business application
  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Data Science, or related field with applied research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of working with deep neural networks
  • Experience of working with big data, including analysis, visualization, and clustered computing (e.g. Spark)

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. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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Company – Amazon Dev Centre(Scotland)Ltd

Job ID: A2188587

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