• Applied Scientist II

    Location IL-Herzliya
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/27/2018 2:08 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Development Center (Tel Aviv)
    Position Category
    Research Science
  • Job Description

    You: Alexa, I am looking for a new career opportunity, where I could do innovative development in AI and impact millions of customers, what do you suggest?
    Alexa: The Alexa Shopping team is looking for Research Engineers to help me become the best personal shopping assistant. Do you want to hear more?
    You: Yes, please!

    The Alexa Shopping team is looking for Research Engineers to help Alexa turn into the best personal shopping assistant. Positions are open both in Haifa and in the Tel Aviv area.

    As a Research Engineer in the Alexa Shopping science team, you will be responsible for developing new natural language, search, and machine learning technologies for voice shopping. You will be working with top research scientists and engineers, as well as with product teams, in Israel and abroad. Your work will combine data mining, systems and software development, exploration of new technologies, as well as contributing to publications at top scientific conferences.

    The ideal candidate is familiar with research methodologies, devising, implementing and evaluating algorithms and large-scale systems. S/he has experience in one or several of the following fields: Web search, Web data mining, Applied/Theoretical Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Automatic Speech Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Large-Scale Systems. S/he also shows passionate about new technologies and answering customers’ needs.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Graduate degree (MSc with thesis or PhD) in Computer Science, or related field.
    • Excellent knowledge of software engineering and object-oriented programming.
    • Experience in coding C++/C#, Java or Python.
    • Familiarity with Hadoop/Map-Reduce, Elastic Search and large-scale systems is a plus.
    • Research publications at peer-reviewed workshops, conferences or journals is highly desired.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary to succeed within the team:
    • Exhibits excellent judgment
    • Has relentlessly high standards
    • Is open-minded, and willing to examine even the strongest convictions with humility
    • Thinks strategically, but is comfortable with hands-on execution
    • Is action and results oriented
    • Is highly analytical and structured
    • Has the ability to inspire passion in others
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