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Amazon Principal, Global Economic Impact, AWS Public Policy, Economic Development in Seattle, Washington


Make history with AWS Public Policy, Economic Development team. Every year, AWS invests billions of dollars around the world in the newest cloud computing tools, data center infrastructure, and education for cloud-skilled professions. This investment has repercussions on the sustainability of our environment, the growth of our economies and both our global and local ability to meet the demands of the digital revolution. If you’re ready to be a key part of the AIML revolution, join us and see what it is like to transform tech infrastructure first-hand.

We are seeking a high-judgement, agile, data-driven and highly motivated economic research professional. You will be responsible for generating public facing reports telling compelling narratives around AWS’ economic impact through AIML infrastructure, along with supporting original research on the downstream effects of cloud computing and AI adoption, including hyper-localized surveys, and energy-related research.

We are looking for someone who can be both a poet and an engineer, has experience with financial and/or accounting datasets, economic impact, fiscal analysis, and infrastructure and/or economic development. If you like doing things that have never been done before, have a rigorous quantitative background, and prefer Jazz to classical music, this role might be the perfect fit for you.

Key job responsibilities

  • Generate our flagship, public-facing Economic Impact Studies on a global scale

  • Support infrastructure planning and incentive negotiations with ad hoc economic, fiscal, labor and market research

  • Establish and maintain operating and business metrics to evaluate economic, social, and environmental impact in various regions

  • Analyze and extract relevant information from both structured and unstructured data to help optimize and scale up key processes.

  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to understand, validate, and frame measures of AWS investment and impact, and to align upon appropriate benchmarks and proxies when needed with Legal, Finance, Tax, Compliance, and Investor Relations teams

  • Present summaries of financial and business data insights to top leadership, create FAQ, occasionally travel to present research and support local public policy and public relations stakeholders

  • Own the development and impact of an actionable body of research in at least one of the following verticals: energy, renewable energy, hyper-localized socioeconomic impact, AIML downstream effects

A day in the life

You will work closely with finance, infrastructure, energy, and business development teams, as well as AWS Public Policy,- Investor Relations, Public Relations, Marketing and Sales. With AWS infrastructure as your main customer, you will gain great exposure to AWS’ business and function in a cross-function collaboration environment. This role is ideal for someone with curiosity, attention to detail, strong data skills, and interest in applying those skills in the area between finance and economics to drive high-impact business applications.

About the team

AWS Economic Development is a part of the AWS Global Public Policy organization and we work seamlessly with our public policy teammates, internal customers, and our colleagues from across Amazon to realize the AWS global expansion strategy and build collaborative partnerships in our communities.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | New York, NY, USA | Seattle, WA, USA | Washington Dc, DC, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 12+ years of experience in economics, infrastructure development, real estate development, financial analysis, or investor relations

  • Demonstrable experience using data and metrics to generate actionable insights that can be immediately leveraged by both public and private institutions, and both internal and external customers

  • Experience owning program strategy, end to end delivery, and communicating results to senior leadership

  • Existing portfolio of research and publications in and outside of academic journals, pertaining to economics, public policy, infrastructure, energy, social impact, or sustainability

  • Global professional experience

  • MA degree in economics, public policy, finance, or business

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience in economics, infrastructure development, real estate development, financial analysis, or investor relations

  • Proficiency in Excel

  • Experience with pilot design, survey design, and globally scaled projects

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

  • Proven track record in producing high quality research in finance, economics, or infrastructure

  • Demonstrated capacity to adapt to stakeholder needs and data constraints while insisting on the highest standards

  • Academic, business or long-form media publications related to economic impact, power distribution, ESG and SDG goals, cloud computing, and/or digital transformation

  • Self-starter with proven track record of successfully working with a wide array of functional groups across organizations and culture.

  • Proficiency in Data Visualization/Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau, QuickSight

  • Proficiency in one or more statistical programming languages

  • Competency identifying and synthesizing information from a broad-range of public data-sources

  • Demonstrable track record driving economic development and/or environmental sustainability initiatives

  • PhD degree in economics, public policy, finance, business, data operations, or related fields

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $131,800/year in our lowest geographic market up to $245,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.