Senior Economist

Amazon

Seattle, WA, USA

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North America Consumer is one of Amazon’s largest businesses, including North America retail and third party sellers, as well as an array of innovative new programs including Alexa Shopping and Amazon Business.

The NA Consumer Finance organization is looking for an outstanding Economist who is able to provide structure around complex business problems, work with machine learning scientists to estimate and validate their models on large scale data, and who can help business and tech partners turn the results of their analysis into policies, programs, and actions that have a major impact on Amazon’s business. We are looking for creative thinkers who can combine a strong economic toolbox with a desire to learn from others, and who know how to execute and deliver on big ideas. In doing so you will provide perspective on the most important business issues that affect a wide diversity of customers and products.

At the senior level, we expect you be able to own the development of economic models and to manage, in close collaboration with scientists and engineers, the data analysis, modeling, and experimentation that is necessary for estimating and validating your model. You will need to work with our business partners to communicate the properties of your analysis/modeling and be able to work to incorporate their feedback and requests into your project. Experience in applied economic analysis is essential, and you should be familiar with modern tools for data science and business analysis.

We are particularly interested in candidates with research background in applied microeconomics, empirical IO, Marketing, Finance, applied econometrics, and market design. However, we want to talk with any experienced economist with an interest in working on an interest in working on innovative, strategic problems with significant business impact.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Economics or highly related field (Marketing, Finance)
  • 5+ years of experience in industry, consulting, government, or academic research
  • Experience with big data and machine learning or data science
  • Coding ability in a scripting language such as R or python

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants with considerably more experience are encouraged to apply
  • Strong research track record, drives results
  • Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Exhibits business judgment
  • Has relentlessly high standards
  • Dives deep, thinks big and has convictions

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