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Amazon specified that it is interested in candidates who can develop cutting-edge ML solutions for mass adoption.
The supremacy battle for the best Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) ecosystem has pushed the fourth most popular site in the United States Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) to advertise new jobs focused on this field. One of the job descriptions is the Sr SDE, Machine Learning (ML) for Amazon Search. For this job advertisement, the company is seeking a candy with more than five years of programming with at least one software programming language experience.
Among other qualifications, the company has set the compensation for this job at $134,500/year for the base lowest geographic market and $261,500/year in the highest geographic market. Whereby the pay is dependent on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
“We’re working to improve shopping on Amazon using the conversational capabilities of large language models, and are searching for pioneers who are passionate about technology, innovation, and customer experience, and are ready to make a lasting impact on the industry,” Amazon explained.
The other notable job description from Amazon that depicts a significant interest in AI is the Sr Technical Program Manager. In this job category, the company specified that it is interested in candidates who can develop cutting-edge ML solutions for mass adoption.
“Our goal is to make step function improvements in the use of advanced Machine Learning (ML) on very large scale datasets, specifically through the use of aggressive systems engineering and hardware accelerators,” the company noted.
Amazon and the AI Industry
Amazon recorded a huge influx of new customers during the Covid-19 global pandemic, helping it scale operations over its competitors. The $1.13 trillion company has seen its stock market rally about 32 percent YTD to trade around $111.10 on Monday’s after-hours. Interestingly, almost all analysts surveyed by MarketWatch are bullish on Amazon’s market outlook. Whereby 51 analysts have an average Buy rating on Amazon shares and a price target of $132.28.
The company has in the past made tremendous progress in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning development. For instance, the company’s e-commerce recommendations engine is driven by ML. Furthermore, the company’s AWS has one of the broadest and deepest portfolios of AI and ML in the market.
Notably, AWS has generative AI and foundation models to create new content and ideas. In a bid to stay on top of the game, the company recently announced Amazon Bedrock and Amazon Titan models, to build and scale generative AI applications with FMs.
However, Amazon is facing stiff competition in the AI and ML sector from the likes of OpenAI with its ChatGPT and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT).