Amazon – Senior Manager, Applied Science – AWS AI Labs

Seattle, Washington, United States


We are looking for a Senior Applied Science Manager for AWS AI Labs, which contributes science and science-related engineering work for Amazon’s cloud-based Artificial Intelligence services (e.g. Amazon Forecast, Amazon Kendra, Amazon Personalize, and new projects already underway). In this role, you will work with your peers and senior management to set direction for Amazon’s AI efforts. Our mission is to put the power of AI in the hands of every developer. You will be responsible for managing and growing a team that includes applied scientists as well as science-oriented software developers. You will be responsible for creating a strong environment for applied science in order to recruit, retain and develop top talent. You will partner with engineering leaders to deliver remarkable new AWS services and features that leverage Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

As a Senior Applied Science Manager, you will identify research directions, create roadmaps for forward-looking research and communicate them to senior leadership, and work closely with engineering teams to bring research to production. You will work with teams of talented scientists, and fill the ranks by attracting the best scientists in machine learning, e.g. personalized recommendation and natural language processing. You will work with talented peers and leverage Amazon’s heterogeneous data sources and large-scale computing resources.


· PhD or MSc in computer science or related fields.
· 10+ years of experience in AI and Machine Learning in industry and/or academia.
· 3+ years of experience recruiting and managing PhD level Scientists, Researchers and Engineers from industry and/or academia.
· Track record of thought leadership and contributions that have advanced the field.
· Strong skills in collaboration and teamwork
· Strong record of delivery in industry and academic contexts.
· Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


· PhD or MSc in computer science or related fields.
· 12+ years of experience in AI, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing in industry and/or academia.
· 5+ years of experience recruiting and managing PhD level Scientists, Researchers and Engineers.
· Strong publication history in top publications.
Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:
· Exhibits excellent judgment
· Hires and develops great people
· Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
· Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business or the technology
· Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
· Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
· Strong results orientation
· Thinks big is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.