Research Scientist

Amazon.com, Inc. Shoreline, WA

Amazon.com is looking for a motivated individual with strong analytical skills to join our IPC Inventory Placement team.

As a member of this team, he or she will play an integral part in Amazon.com's inventory management by successfully partnering with various operations, IT, retail, and finance teams to support new business initiatives.

Position Responsibilities:

* Interact with various software and business groups to develop an understanding of their business requirements and operational processes.

* Apply the acquired knowledge and business judgment to build decision-supporting and operational tools to improve the bottom line.

* Build quantitative mathematical models to represent a wide range of supply chain, transportation and logistics systems.

* Implement these models and tools through the use of modeling languages such as AMPL and by engineering code in software languages such as C, C++, Java, and SQL on Linux and Windows operations systems.

* Gather data required for analysis and mathematical model building by writing ad-hoc scripts and database queries.

* Perform quantitative, economic, and numerical analysis of the performance of these systems under uncertainty using statistical and optimization tools such as R and XPRESS to find both exact and heuristic solution strategies for optimization problems.

* Create computer simulations to support operational decision-making. Identify areas with potential for improvement and work with internal teams to generate requirements that can realize these improvements.

* Apply theories of mathematical optimization, including linear programming, combinatorial optimization, integer programming, dynamic programming, network flows and algorithms to design optimal or near optimal solution methodologies to be used by in-house decision support tools and software.

* Create software prototypes to verify and validate the devised solutions methodologies; integrate the prototypes into production systems using standard software development tools and methodologies.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. degree in Math, CS, Operations Research or a closely related field is required. Experience in supply chain management, machine learning, large scale simulation is highly desirable.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. degree in Math, CS, Operations Research or a closely related field is required. Experience in supply chain management, machine learning, large scale simulation is highly desirable.

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