• Sr. Manager, Applied Science

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/12/2018 13:29)
    Job ID
    AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Job Description

    Interested in Alexa AI? We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. Come join us!

    Amazon Alexa has an opportunity for a dynamic senior manager to lead our teams in conceiving and building a scalable machine learning platform for spoken language understanding. We are continually adding new capabilities to Alexa across many languages and domains. The foundation for our progress is our ability to work with data, to measure impact and accuracy, to respond quickly while keeping the long-term vision in mind, and to develop the talent on our teams. We are looking for a leader with the ability to guide teams through decisions regarding modeling and data and their impact on improving the customer experience. You will be asked to think both strategically and tactically.

    This role requires a thought leader able to see beyond what we are doing today and identify where we will need to be in the future, and get us there through concrete practical steps. You will ideally have a broad range of domain skills from statistical machine learning to data/model management to analytics and data science. You will be experienced in deploying models in a large-scale production setting and be able to coach the team on various challenges and trade-offs in producing models able to perform consistently well across messy real-world data. You will help the team to evaluate their deliverables and processes and understand the success metrics for their work. You will also be effective at partnering with teams across the organization to piece together data, models, and infrastructure into a cohesive end-to-end solution. Your teams will be multidisciplinary and filled with talented people requiring management skills that enable them to thrive.

    A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. You will hire and develop your team, build customer-facing experiences, and manage your own projects.

    Basic Qualifications

    · PhD in Computer Science (Machine Learning, AI, Statistics, or equivalent);
    · 10+ years of experience in machine learning or related fields
    · Experience taking a project from scoping requirements through actual launch and SLA-driven operations
    · 5+ years of management experience
    · Demonstrated leadership responsibility for delivery of a technically demanding product, in a team environment
    · Design and architecture knowledge as well as familiarity with object oriented design patterns
    · Experience with R, Java, or Python

    Preferred Qualifications

    ·PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering
    · Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to executives and non-technical leaders
    · Excellent judgment, organizational and problem solving skills
    · Superior design and architecture knowledge
    · Robust project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling and executing on committed schedules
    · Deeply technical with a track record of successful delivery as an individual contributor and leader
    · Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a combined team of Scientists and Engineers
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