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Sr. Software Development Engineer: Selection Classification

Sr. Software Development Engineer: Selection Classification

Job ID 
382584
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
6/15/2016
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Consumer - Sellers Plus

Job Description

Sr. Software Development Engineer: Selection Classification

Want to teach machines to search for needles in a haystack? Ever wonder how you can keep the world’s largest selection also the world’s safest and legally compliant selection? Then come join a team with the charter to monitor and classify the billions of items in the Amazon catalog to ensure compliance with various legal regulations. The Selection Classification team is looking for outstanding Sr. Software Development Engineers to build technology to automatically monitor the billions of products on the Amazon platform. The software and processes built by this team are a critical component of building a catalog that our customers trust.
You will have an opportunity to work with cutting edge machine learning algorithms on large data sets. Your will need to build Amazon scale applications running on Amazon Cloud that both leverage and create new technologies to process large volumes of data that derive patterns and conclusions from the data.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • Prior experience as a software developer
  • Proficient building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Have had responsibility for the entire life-cycle (requirements definition through specification, design, coding, quality assurance, implementation, integration, launch, and production support) of a shipping product or online service
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree and/or PhD preferred in mathematics, computer science, or related discipline
  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to ship multiple versions/releases
  • Experience in delivering Amazon-scale systems
  • A deep understanding of distributed and service-oriented architectures. Delivered large scale commercial enterprise software systems or large scale online services
  • Experience with Agile Development techniques
  • Experience in large scale data mining and big data.
  • Experience with technologies like Hadoop, Rules based systems and Machine learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills and listening skills. This will include the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, including non-technical
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.