Senior Data Scientist


Come Build With Us! The AWS T&D Research Science team is a pillar of AWS HR Talent and Development organization. We work directly with AWS Business and HR leaders to help them solve pressing business problems and look around corners using innovative science and technology.

The team is seeking an agile senior data scientist to serve as the data science leader for the team. This is a high-visibility, high-impact role that bridges science to customer-facing products and solutions. It provides an opportunity to make a significant impact by taking the lead in building automated, intuitive and scalable data-driven products and solutions for entire AWS globally. In this role, you will dive deep into raw sources of information to get the most out of the data we have. You will be working closely with senior research scientists across the team to translate research and data insights into intuitive customer-facing products and solutions, work directly with customers to understand how data and mechanisms can help them solve their problems to build both short and long-term solutions, and use innovative data analyses and modeling techniques to inform hypotheses testing. You will be forming hypotheses, analyzing data using statistical methods, building predictive models and generating recommendations to address a range of business problems across the research team. You will be working with BIEs within and outside the organization to build new data pipelines to automate data ingestion and analyses. You will also be taking the lead in building new metrics to report the impact of our pilots/products/solutions in Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs).

This position provides an opportunity to interact with scientists, HR and business leaders at all levels across AWS. This position requires a solution-oriented candidate with a combination of deep business acumen, an analytical mindset, expert knowledge of building algorithms, customer-facing products and data visualizations. The candidate must have the ability to work with diverse customer groups to solve business problems and provide data solutions that are organized and simple to understand. A highly driven candidate with optimism, customer obsession and ownership would be an ideal fit for the team.

Serve as the data science expert for AWS HR T&D Science team across all its three research work streams i.e. New employee success, Talent management and Org Effectiveness.
Serve as the expert for translating research and data insights into intuitive and scalable customer-facing solutions/ products using innovative technology for all three research work streams.
Work with AWS HR, business leaders and scientists at all levels to deeply identify and prioritize customer and business problems across entire talent management lifecycle and Org Effectiveness.
Translate problems into specific analytical questions and form hypotheses that can be answered with available data using statistical methods or identify additional data needed in the master datasets to fill any gaps.
Build data pipelines and efficient processes for the science team to automate ingestion of large datasets at scale.
Perform hands-on data analyses and modeling with huge datasets to develop insights and recommendations.
Build mechanisms and metrics for impact measurement, automate processes to learn from the pilots, reiterate and refine the product, and launch at scale.
Demonstrate leadership and ownership in looking around corners to develop new, intuitive data-driven products/solutions for the customer.
Evaluate data-driven products/solutions to provide bottom line value, ROI, and incremental improvements over time.
Communicate and influence senior management decision making with innovative data science models/ techniques/ products.


· Master’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Analytics, or related scientific, technical, or engineering field
· 5+ Years of experience in data science/analysis/engineering
· 3+ Years of experience applying Statistics/Data Science/Machine Learning
· 3+ Years of Scripting experience in Python/R or other scripting languages
· 2+ Years of SQL experience
· Experience using SQL and extracting data without relying upon others
· 2+ Years of experience in Data Visualization using AWS Quicksight, Tableau, R Shiny, other off the shelf products, or scripting directly
· Proficiency in at least one statistical program (R, SAS, SPSS, STATA etc.)
· Proven written and verbal communication skills to convey complex subject matter to key stakeholders
· Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
· Experience showing thinking big and bias for action; comfortable navigating conflicting priorities and ambiguous problems.


· Advanced Degree in data analyses or engineering field.
· R shiny programming skills. Using R to efficiently run various sophisticated statistical analyses and build experimental web based application used shiny.
· Expert-level knowledge of SQL and Python.
· Experience as a leader/mentor of data analytics resources.
· Experience documenting modeling for technical and business leaders.
· Data Pipeline experience.
· Experience in statistical modeling and algorithm development for hypotheses testing.

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