Amazon is looking for a Research Scientist with “Knowledge of meteorological modeling and familiarity with application of statistics in meteorology” to improve its logistics operations.
Per Amazon’s job listing, the company is looking for PhD’s who can apply ML to weather modeling:
We are looking for motivated scientists with strong statistical modeling and machine learning skills who are comfortable owning their own data and working from concept through to execution. You will be responsible for combining meteorological information, including large scale numerical forecasts, with our internal fulfillment data to provide information on weather-related impacts applicable to our business. You will work closely with engineers, business stakeholders, research colleagues, and IT groups in incorporating the essential trade-offs within the models and take an active role in effectively communicating the recommendations to senior management.
Amazon operates and coordinates a large and growing system of logistics and fulfillment operations, including air, maritime, and ground.
Just yesterday, Amazon unveiled the final 767 it is leasing from Atlas Air. It has leased 40 total, 20 from Atlas and 20 from Air Transport Services Group.
Amazon is rumored to be looking for more aircraft to lease as well.