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Position: Senior Research Scientist - Optimization, Operations Research
Institution: Amazon
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The senior optimization scientist will work in conjunction with the sales team, solutions architects and professional service counterparts. He/She will develop quantum and nature-inspired solutions for a wide variety of industries together with a team of experts. Major responsibilities include: Engage with commercial enterprise customers to understand their business drivers and application portfolio; Educate, envision and inspire customers on potential of OR and ML to help their business; Understand the customer’s business need in different industries and guide them to a solution using our AWS Services; Formulate business problems with statistical, mathematical and/or simulation models (e.g. define optimization variables, objectives and constraints)
Requirements: Master's Degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Computer Science or other quantitative disciplines; 5+ years experience in mathematical modelling (optimization) acquired within the industry or academia; Experience in statistical modelling using R, Python or similar tools and optimization using XPress, Cplex or similar tools; Strong analytical skills, including SQL, and ability to pull data to identify and solve ambiguous problems; Excellent oral and written communication skills with technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business units
   
Text: Skip to main contentHomeYour job applicationAmazon culture & benefitsDiversity at AmazonLocationsTeamsJob categoriesResourcesInterview tipsDisability accommodationsAmazon blogFAQ×Senior Research Scientist - Optimization, Operations Research Job ID: 1728959 | AWS EMEA SARL (UK Branch)Apply nowDESCRIPTIONWant to help the largest enterprises derive business value through the adoption of Operations Research (OR) and Machine Learning (ML)? Passionate about mathematical optimization to develop new offerings in the cloud and enthusiastic about applying bold new ideas to real-world problems? Thrilled to be a part of Amazon who has been pioneering and shaping the world’s AI technology for decades?At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are helping large enterprises build complex mathematical optimization models on the AWS Cloud. We are applying both OR and ML technologies to large volumes of data and against a wide spectrum of problems in supply chain and logistics, inventory and resource planning, manufacturing and retail, network and service operations, and marketing and sales. AWS Professional Services works together with AWS customers to address their business needs using AI solutions.AWS Professional Services is a unique consulting team. We pride ourselves on being customer obsessed and highly focused on the AI enablement of our customers. You will get to work with an innovative company, with great teammates, and have a lot of fun helping our customers.We are looking for a motivated individual with a recognized background in mathematical optimization. The person should have current or prior academic experience with a heavy practical consultative component, or industry experience conducting research in the area of mathematical/statistical modeling and analysis.This is a customer-facing role and you will be required to travel to client locations and deliver professional services as needed.The senior optimization scientist will work in conjunction with the sales team, solutions architects and professional service counterparts. He/She will develop quantum and nature-inspired solutions for a wide variety of industries together with a team of experts. Major responsibilities include:· Engage with commercial enterprise customers to understand their business drivers and application portfolio.· Educate, envision and inspire customers on potential of OR and ML to help their business.· Understand the customer’s business need in different industries and guide them to a solution using our AWS Services.· Formulate business problems with statistical, mathematical and/or simulation models (e.g. define optimization variables, objectives and constraints)· Enable effective optimization by retrieving and aggregating data from multiple sources and compiling it into a digestible and actionable format· Analyze performance: run back-tests and/or A/B testing and analyze the relative performance of your OR models· Publish in scientific journals, create white papers, write blogs, and build demos that help customers adopt OR solutions on the AWS cloud.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS· Master's Degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Computer Science or other quantitative disciplines· 5+ years experience in mathematical modelling (optimization) acquired within the industry or academia· Experience in statistical modelling using R, Python or similar tools and optimization using XPress, Cplex or similar tools· Strong analytical skills, including SQL, and ability to pull data to identify and solve ambiguous problems· Excellent oral and written communication skills with technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business unitsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS· PhD in a quantitative field (Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Computer Science, Stats or Equivalent)· Experience in several of the following areas: Bayesian Optimization, Reinforcement Learning, Online Optimization, Game Theory, Probabilistic Modeling, Simulation· Research experience in quantum computation applied to e.g., financial, oil & gas, scheduling, and transport.· Experience defining metrics and data science processes· Research track record in areas relevant to business data scienceJob detailsLondon (Greater London Area), England; United Kingdom, EuropeAWS Professional ServicesResearch ScienceShare this jobImportant FAQs for current Government employeesBefore proceeding, please review the following FAQshttps://www.amazon.jobs/en/faqs#faqs-for-us-government-employeesJOIN US ONFind CareersJob CategoriesTeamsLocationsUS and EU Military recruitingFulfillment center jobsWorking At AmazonCultureBenefitsAmazon BlogDiversity at AmazonOur leadership principlesHelpFAQInterview tipsReview application statusDisability accommodationsEU background checksAmazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. 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