Data Scientist – Games Growth Intelligence, GG Intelligence

Published
May 11, 2022
Location
Sunnyvale, CA
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Job summary
Are you ready to lead the design and implementation of a new approach to ML-driven advertising? Amazon Game Growth is looking for a Senior Data Scientist to build the foundation of a disruptive advertising system set to revolutionize customer acquisition for Gamer Developers.
Amazon Game Growth applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.
Amazon Game Growth is a lean and fast-paced start-up funded by Amazon Web Services, working with the world’s leading game companies to drive usage, engagement and revenue for the world’s top gaming titles and future hits on Console, PC and Mobile. Imagine layering the strength of Amazon’s assets with the power of Machine Learning to build a disruptive programmatic service for game developers. You will be an initial member of the founding team with unparalleled access, scope and impact. You and your team will own the design, development, testing, and deployment of this service. You will participate in product direction, planning, and execution of some of our most strategic technical projects that will delight our customers and make significant business impact. You are comfortable with being at the forefront of technology and are excited about shaping the future of programmatic advertising. You are an entrepreneurial, self-starter, passionate leader who strives to deliver world-class products and loves working in a fast-paced team. You are customer-obsessed and data-driven.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Scientists at Amazon are expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets and contribute to design of automated systems.
  • Apply ML, statistics or econometrics techniques to develop and analyze prototype models.
  • Design and analyze data from large-scale online experiments in order to validate prototype models.
  • Collaborate with scientists across teams in peer-review processes, publishing research in internal forms and industry conferences.
  • Partner closely with product and engineering teams to improve the advertising performance and translate prototype models to production.
  • Establish scalable, efficient, and automated processes for large scale model development, validation, and implementation.
  • Research and experiment with novel statistical modeling approaches.
  • Have fun working on ground breaking technology with people just as passionate about their work as you!

About Us
Inclusive Culture, Work/Life Balance, & Career Growth
Here at Amazon Game Growth, we embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.
Basic qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Finance, Business, Economics, or related field with focus on mathematics or statistics
  • 2+ years of industry experience
  • 2+ years of experience building predictive and optimization models
  • 2+ years of recent hands-on experience programming in python and other similar programming languages

Preferred qualification

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, or a related quantitative field
  • Practical experience in several of the following areas: machine learning, statistics, deep learning, Natural Language Processing, recommendation systems, multi-arm bandit, informational retrieval.
  • Experience with digital media, online advertising or retail.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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
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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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