Economist

Description

Amazon is hosting an Economist hiring event in our San Francisco office in October! IMPORTANT: Please note the actual work location will be Seattle, Washington not the Bay Area of California. We are looking for mid-career and senior Economists with a PhD and from any industry! We'd love to speak with you so if you are interested, please apply to this positing.

Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover anything they want to buy online. We hire the world's brightest minds, offering them a fast paced, technologically sophisticated and friendly work environment.

Economists at Amazon will be expected to work directly with the chief economist and senior management on key business problems faced in retail, international retail, cloud computing, third party merchants, search, Kindle, streaming video, and operations. Amazon economists will apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, online advertising and other areas. You will build econometric models, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment. Economists at Amazon will be expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.

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Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics or related field
  • 3-6 years of experience in industry, consulting, government or academic research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants with considerably more experience, including mid-career, are also strongly encouraged.
  • Strong background in statistics methodology, applications to business problems, and/or big data.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Strong research track record.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills.

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