Survey Research Scientist, People Experience and Technology
Amazon.com Services LLC3.5
Remote
Job description
PhD in a social science (e.g., Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology) or related field (e.g., Public Health, Economics, Political Science). or Master's degree + five years of experience
  • Expertise in survey design, measurement / construct development and validation
  • Experience launching large, original surveys and analyzing results
  • Expertise in basic quantitative research including quantitative research OLS and Logistic regression
  • Experience conducting end-to-end scientific research in an applied setting
  • Proficient in R, Python, or Stata
  • Expertise in a survey design software (preferably Qualtrics)
  • Proficiency in SQL
Job summary
Are you interested in conducting research that will us understand Diversity, Equity and Inclusion outcomes at Amazon? Do you want to join a multidisciplinary team of scientists who are collaborating in this effort? Join us at PXT Central Science!

The People eXperience and Technology Central Science Team (PXTCS) uses economics, behavioral science, statistics, and machine learning to proactively identify mechanisms and process improvements which simultaneously improve Amazon and the lives, wellbeing, and the value of work to Amazonians. We are an interdisciplinary team that combines the talents of science and engineering to develop and deliver solutions that measurably achieve this goal.

We are seeking a Senior Research Scientist with deep expertise in survey design and development. While we prefer someone with a social science or behavioral research background (e.g., I/O Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, or Anthropology), we are also open to experience in public health, economics, or similar fields. In this role, you will lead and support research efforts within Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) space.

You will be a thought leader on the team, partnering with a diverse set of colleagues and stakeholders to identify and develop impactful areas for novel research about DEI outcomes. You will mentor and provide scientific expertise/peer review to other scientists and on the team.

The ideal candidate should have strong problem-solving skills, excellent business acumen, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and have an expertise in creating, developing, reviewing, executing, and analyzing surveys. The candidate will need to navigate complex and ambiguous business challenges by asking the right questions, understanding what methodologies to employ, and communicating results to multiple audiences (e.g., technical peers, functional teams, business leaders).

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $ 159,200-215,300/ yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

Key job responsibilities
  • Designing, developing, and executing survey research to help us understand employee sentiment on employee experience
  • Leading scientific direction, providing consult, mentorship, and peer review.
  • Partnering closely and driving effective collaborations across multi-disciplinary science, analytics, HR, and business teams.
  • Reviewing and scoping research requests, and recommending appropriate scientific methodologies.
  • Meeting with business and HR leaders for requirements gathering for scoping projects.
  • Experience with both statistical analysis and survey design required.
  • Communicating findings and business impact effectively (written and verbally) with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with experimental design (including quasi-experimental) is a bonus.
A day in the life
This role would work closely with science leadership within PXT Central Science and with VPs and leaders in the business that are leading DEI programs and help with science vision and strategy.

About the team
Our team is a growing multidisciplinary mix of Research Scientists, Data Scientists, Qualitative and Mixed methods researchers and Economists all focused on science related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion across all of Amazon businesses.

Expertise with SQL.
  • Experience in experimental design or quasi-experimental design and observational studies
  • Experience conducting longitudinal surveys over multiple waves
  • Advanced statistics and machine learning experience (Ridge/lasso/hierarchical regressions, hierarchical linear modeling, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, SEM/Path Analysis)
  • Highly adaptable, creative, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Research background in Work and Occupations , I/O Psych, HR, or Diversity/Equity/Inclusion
The pay range for this position in Jersey City is $136,000 - $184,000 /yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Pay Transparency Regulation of Jersey City Municipal Code. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $136,000 - $184,000 /yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.
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Company details

Headquarters

Seattle WA, USA

Employee

10000+

Revenue

more than $10B (USD)

Industry

Internet and Software

Company Description
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that change lives. We embrace new ways of doing things, make decisions quickly, and are not afraid to fail. We have the scope and capabilities of a large company, and the spirit and heart of a small one. Together, Amazonians research and develop new technologies from Amazon Web Services to Alexa on behalf of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world.
Company ratings
  • Overall
    3.5
  • Company & Benefits
    3.7 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.3 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.1 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.2 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.1 / 5
Company reviews
"Fun place to work "
Former EmployeeWarehouse Associate
I loved working at Amazon. I met a lot of good friends that I still talk to til this day. The managers were fair and the pay was great! You can make as much money as you want.

"Productive not a hard job "
Former EmployeeWarehouse Worker
The job is fairly easy to learn. You’re either scanning packages on to carts, or pushing them into trailers, or standing by the conveyor sorting packages to appropriate lane number. On your feet all shift, when its slow it can get busy with packages pretty quick. co workers and shift supervisors we’re pretty chill and helpful.

"Great job"
Former EmployeeFulfillment Associate
Great place to work as long as you are a hard worker. Things are great while I was there. I worked hard and Met a lot of interesting people that were kind

"Easy, flexible job with decent pay."
Former EmployeeProcessor
I really enjoyed working for Amazon. The pay is more than fair for the work expected. The time-off policy, which uses UPT hours, is actually a very lenient system for taking time off. You can come in late or leave early, without issue, as long as you have kept your UPT balance up for when you actually need it. Overall, Amazon is a very flexible company to work for. If you are interested in moving up, you really have to let managers know. There are so many people, it is hard to get noticed for other positions if you aren't actively trying. Free dental and vision insurance for part-time workers and you get a credit to buy safety shoes before your first day. The hiring process was easy, but changing your schedule can be very difficult so make sure you can work the hours that you choose when you fill out the original application online. They make it sound like schedules are easy to get changed, but I did not find it easy to accomplish because the shifts I really wanted were always full.
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