Sr. Economist

3+ months agoSeattle, WA

DESCRIPTION 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 and friendly work environment.

Amazon's Digital Content and Commerce Services team (DCCS) powers ordering, subscriptions and vendor payments for all Amazon's digital and subscription businesses including Prime, Amazon Video, Music, Alexa and Kindle. We process billions of digital transactions every year and enable our digital businesses to grow their businesses worldwide. We are seeking an experienced, results-driven economist to join our team and help build our next generation of digital solutions and offerings to delight Amazon customers.

DCCS owns key customer facing experiences including content selection, subscriptions, pricing, availability, customer experience etc. The Economist will work with leaders Amazon to apply the frontier of economic thinking to market design, pricing, forecasting, program evaluation, 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.

Economists will work closely with other research scientists, machine learning experts, and economists globally to design new frameworks that systematically identify low touch machine driven recommendations that propel customer growth while creating a meaningful economic impact for Amazon. Research science at Amazon is a highly experimental activity, although theoretical analysis and innovation are also welcome. Our economists and scientists work closely with software engineers to put algorithms into practice. They also work on cross-disciplinary efforts with other scientists within Amazon.

The key strategic objectives for this role include:
-Provide data-driven guidance and recommendations on strategic initiatives
- Working with senior leaders to identify opportunities/tests that drive product discovery, new customer acquisition to drive growth.
-Conduct, direct, and coordinate all phases of research projects, demonstrating skill in all stages of the analysis process, including defining key research questions, recommending measures, working with multiple data sources, evaluating methodology and design, executing analysis plans, interpreting and communicating results.


-PhD in Economics, Quantitative Marketing, Finance, or closely related field.
-Three or more years of experience in a postdoctoral position; or, three or more years of experience in consulting, government or academic research.
- Strong background in statistics methodology, applications to business problems, and/or big data.


- Experience in running data queries, scripts
-Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment.
-Must have the ability to communicate relevant scientific insights from data to senior business leaders.
- Effective verbal and written communications skills.
- Ability to understand complex systems and business models

Job ID: Amazon-1240662