Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of enterprise, government and start-up business and organizations in over 190 countries around the world. Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services officially began offering developer customers access to web services – now widely known as cloud computing – based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform.
We are seeking an analytical and technically skilled Economist to join our analytics team within the Business, Technology, and Solutions (BTS) group. Economists at Amazon will be expected to work directly with other economists and senior management on key business problems. The candidate will conduct analysis and experiments to drive deeper understand of the AWS business and make recommendations to optimize business decisions.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, entrepreneurial, comfortable with ambiguity, strong technical acumen, an ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. You should also have strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams. 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.
Ideal candidate profile
· PhD in Economics
· Two or more years of experience in a postdoctoral position; or four or more years of experience in consulting, government or academic research.
· Effective verbal and written communications skills.