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Senior Software Development Engineer - Amazon Video

Senior Software Development Engineer - Amazon Video

Job ID 
US-CA-Santa Monica
Posted Date 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Biz Dev

Job Description

Amazon Video is disrupting the traditional television and movie industry with a massive library of high-quality media and reliable digital delivery. Our services are engineered for high availability, maximum reach, and cost savings that we can pass on to customers. We enable the world to watch video instantly, across hundreds of devices, whether on the road or from the comfort of a living room sofa. Today, we deliver movies and TV shows to Windows and Mac PCs, portable devices, gaming consoles, smart phones, and smart TVs. We operate in more than 200 countries, and we aspire to grow -- a lot.

On the Content Quality Automation team, we write software to automatically detect issues with our video catalog. We use machine learning and cutting-edge simulation techniques to make the computer our eyeballs watching the videos for issues, detecting problems with captions, images, video and audio files. To do this, we cooperate closely with various other teams at Amazon like the Alexa team, AWS Deep Learning and the X-ray team. We also write large scale service to host and run our automated checks.

We are looking for talented software development engineers who can contribute to our world-class engineering culture. We deliver meaningful results for customers while simultaneously investing in each team member's career and overall skill set. Domain-specific skills in video and machine learning can be learned on the job. At Amazon, every engineer has the opportunity to positively impact millions of customers, and you will be called on to identify and realize these opportunities. Our team works end-to-end through the Amazon Video platform, and our team members have direct ownership of the customer experience.

We embrace the challenges of a fast-paced market and evolving technologies, paving the way to universal availability of video and pushing the envelope for streaming quality. You will be encouraged to see the big picture, be innovative, and positively impact millions of customers. This is a young and evolving business where creativity and drive can make a lasting impact on world-wide consumer entertainment.

Successful candidates for this position will have a background in Java, C++, or C# and ideally have some knowledge of Ruby. Equally important to these specific skills is a candidate's ability to multi-task, adapt quickly to new development environments and changing business requirements, learn new systems, gain new skills, create reliable & maintainable code, and find creative, scaleable solutions to difficult problems.

The ability to communicate clearly and concisely both written and orally is a key competency as is demonstrable skill as a self-starter. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about delivering consistently great digital media experiences to our customers, particularly those who want to grow within a world-class engineering team.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ year’s professional experience in software development using Java or C++,or other object-oriented language
  • Computer Science fundamentals in system design, data structures and algorithm design, and complexity analysis
  • Experience releasing highly scalable products
  • Experience implementing and consuming large scale web services
  • Working knowledge of service-oriented patterns
  • In-depth knowledge of internet technologies (e.g. HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a related technical field
  • Experience with critical, 24x7 systems
  • Experience with high throughput, multi-threaded systems
  • Fluency in more than one programming language (e.g. Java, C++, Go, Clojure, Scala, Ruby, Python, Perl)
  • Knowledge of functional architecture a plus
  • Experience with AWS services highly desirable