Rarefied talent in data science, data technology, and analytics

Sr Risk Analyst


Job Description

Do you want to join a fast-paced innovative team who use cutting edge analytical tools and techniques to keep Amazon the safest and most trusted place to shop online? Are you passionate about building data-driven solutions to help ensure the trust and safety of millions of transactions every day? Are you excited by the prospect of analyzing and modeling terabytes of data and creating state of the art algorithms to solve real world problems? Do you like to own end-to-end business problems/metrics and directly impact the profitability of the company? Do you like to innovate and simplify? If yes, then you may be a great fit to join the Amazon Transaction Risk Management Systems group.

Major responsibilities

  • Use data analysis, and statistical and machine learning techniques to develop solutions to minimize customer experience problems and financial risk on marketplace transactions.
  • Analyze and understand large amounts of Amazon’s historical business data for specific instances of risk or broader risk trends
  • Design, development and evaluation of highly innovative models for risk management
  • Work closely with software engineering teams to drive model/solution implementations and new feature creation
  • Work closely with operations staff to maximize decision quality and optimize operations efficiency
  • Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large scale data analyses, and model development, validation and implementation
  • Track general business activity and providing clear, compelling management reporting on a regular basis
  • Communicate, persuade and influence senior management
  • Research and implement novel machine learning and statistical approaches

Basic Qualifications

  • MS in CS machine learning, Statistics, Operation Research or in a highly quantitative field 
  • 5+ years of hands-on industry experience in predictive modeling and large data analysis 
  • Record of delivering large analytical solutions with big business impact 
  • 3+ years SAS/R/Matlab, SQL and Perl (or similar scripting language) 
  • Communication and data presentation skills 
  • Problem solving ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in CS machine learning, Statistics, Operation Research 
  • Strong skills with Java/C++/Perl
Interested in this position?
Job Location
410 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Additional Job Details
Employment Type:
Full Time