Amazon Prime is one of the most key, strategic programs in Amazon. We are looking for an economist to support strategic projects in the Amazon Prime business in Japan. This is a great role for an economist who have passion for seeing economic principles come alive in large data sets and look to partner their economic and statistical skills to drive deep business impact and innovation.
As an economist in Amazon Prime in Japan, you will be responsible for understanding the value that the business creates for our customers and for Amazon’s extensive ecosystem. This role requires an individual with strong quantitative modeling skills and the ability to apply econometric, statistical/machine learning, and experimental design methods to large amount of individual level data. The candidate should have strong communication skills, be able to work closely with stakeholders and translate data-driven findings into actionable insights. The successful candidate will be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
The candidate's responsibilities will include: - Build econometric/machine learning models and design experiments to measure the value of the business and its many features - Build scalable analytic solutions using state of the art tools based on large data sets - Partner closely with Business, Finance, and Tech partners to implement production solutions - Independently identify new opportunities for leveraging economic insights and models in the Prime business
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
PhD in Economics or related field
Excellent understanding of micro econometrics and empirical microeconomics
+4 years of experience in academic research, industry, or economic consulting
Proficiency in statistical/computational software such as R, Stata, Matlab, and Python.
Effective verbal and written communications skills
Experiences in structural IO type econometric modelling
Experiences in program evaluation (e.g., matching estimators) and experimental design
Strong research track record
Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment
Applicants with considerably more experience, including mid-career, are also strongly encouraged