Principal Research Manager, Amazon Go (Full-time) 2019-05-28T23:16:23+00:00

Job description:

Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no lines and no checkout—customers simply grab what they want, and go! Our Just Walk Out Technology pushes the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning to create an effortless shopping experience our customers love. We are an entrepreneurial, motivated, and passionate team, working in a fast-paced, ambiguous, and highly collaborative environment.

We are currently seeking a Principal Research Manager to own and expand the Amazon Go insights program, defining programs and recommendations that will fundamentally shape and improve the experience for customers, and educate the business how best to build and innovate on their behalf. This is a new position supported by a dedicated Research Manager, in addition to BIE and Research Science resources.

In This Role, You Will

  • Provide thought leadership to product teams and the broader organization; assure the right research questions are being asked; educate the organization on opportunities revealed by your own research and that of others; create and execute against long-term research roadmaps and opportunity frameworks that align to and inform high-level business strategy and goals.
  • Define, execute, and invent research methods appropriate to the questions at hand, including but not limited to field research, surveys, lab studies, remote testing, and A-B tests.
  • Synthesize a wide range of primary and secondary data types to perform quick and thorough analyses leading to focused, insightful, and actionable findings.
  • Successfully persuade work partners and decision makers at the highest levels of the organization to take aligned action on research findings – inspire them and help them internalize opportunities to delight customers and differentiate our service.
  • Translate insights into measurable customer experience outcomes aligned to business goals.
  • Work with design, product management, engineering, and marketing, partners to develop innovative end-to-end solutions that address top outcomes, and iteratively design and test these solutions until outcomes are achieved or hypotheses are proven wrong.
  • Build durable, broadly scaled insights, points-of-view, and knowledge management tools that are leveraged within the Amazon Go organization, and other organizations across Amazon.
  • Generate insights and artifacts that influence and are adopted by other teams across Amazon.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in research and analytics, contributing to the design and launch of successful products and services, with a strong portfolio that illustrates how your research contributed to this success.
  • Broad experience with the full range of research methods: qualitative and quantitative, attitudinal and behavioral, with deep expertise in one or more areas.
  • Experience designing and running original experimental research on digital products and services.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness ensuring insights are broadly understood by the organization and result in improved customer outcomes.
  • Deep understanding of human motivations, capabilities, and limitations as applied to the design of interactive systems.
  • Solid grasp of quantitative data analysis and inferential statistics.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and visual communication skills; ability to distill complex ideas into concise and accurate narratives that enlighten and inspire.
  • Strategic, business-building approach to UX research with a passion for translating data into bottom-line impact.
  • Ability to independently drive multiple concurrent projects in an agile environment.
  • Ability to mentor and guide other user researchers to successful outcomes.
  • Passion for understanding the latest learnings and innovations in behavioral science, research methods, and UX design and applying these to your work.
  • MA/MS in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, Behavioral Economics, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the utilization of behavioral data and the design and analysis of A-B tests
  • Skill in use of data analysis, data visualization, and knowledge management tools a plus (e.g., Tableau).
  • Skill in developing rapid UI prototypes and data collections tools

Research in the retail, grocery, or consumables space