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Sr Data Scientist

Sr Data Scientist

Job ID 
560409
Location 
UK-London
Posted Date 
01/08/2017
Company 
Amazon Instant Video Limited
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Three years after launching, Amazon Video is now a global service of movies and TV shows - carrying a huge selection of licensed content, third party channels, and original content. Amazon’s investment in content includes TV series, such as The Grand Tour and American Gods, and movies, such as the acclaimed Manchester by the Sea - earning three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe in the process.

As a Data Scientist in the Commercial Insights Team you will be a thought partner of the Amazon Video EU marketing team, based in Central London. The marketing team is responsible for driving customer growth and engagement with Amazon Video through a broad range of marketing channels and relies on making agile decisions based on customer understanding and campaign performance.

You will be responsible for building and scaling innovative models to solve complex business challenges, relating to customer acquisition and engagement initiatives as well as contributing to marketing strategies for current and future products.
The successful candidate will have excellent data manipulation skills in SQL, experience of advanced modelling techniques, as well as good communication and stakeholder management skills. Working closely with internal clients is a core function of the role.

In order to scale in step with this rapidly evolving business, the Commercial Insights team is increasingly focused on automation and creating self-serve platforms to make its models and insight available throughout Amazon Video. In addition we value curiosity to learn and a fearless approach to evaluating and adopting new analytical technologies, methods and approaches.

Key Skills:
  • Ability to translate business problems into analytical tasks and communicate results back to a business audience
  • Fluency in using SQL to interrogate TB-scale relational databases to build data sets and answer business questions.
  • Expertise in using tools such as SAS, R or Python to build predictive models using regressions and machine learning techniques.
  • Strong statistical skills

This position will suit a Data Scientist or Machine Learning professional who has experience working in rapidly evolving digital business models. We welcome the ability to bring data to life, conveying insight in a simple and impactful way. Think effective, efficient and elegant.


Basic Qualifications

For this role we expect:
  • Educated to degree level in a numerical discipline
  • Experience in analytical or business intelligence teams developing sound analytics-based solutions to business problems
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects to strict deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

Desirable:
  • PhD or Masters in a quantitative field such as computer science, economics, statistics, physics or mathematics
  • Experience working with marketing stakeholders
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. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

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