• Senior Software Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 6 months ago(1/25/2018 12:17 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
  • Job Description

    How does Amazon know what to sell? How do we know what customers want? How do we create the largest store in the world?

    The New Selection Identification team is responsible for building the world's largest product selection. Join us to explore the universe of products and learn latent information in product data (text and images) using Machine/Deep learning while scaling to enormous datasets (10+ billion products). We capture our learnings in robust algorithms that run on highly scalable systems to process 5 billion products everyday. Together we will delight our customers by discovering products not already sold on Amazon.

    A senior software developer in the New Selection Identification team is an excellent problem solver and is expected to design and build solutions to match products and forecast demand at high precision, recall, and throughput. Our projects involve developing machine/deep learnt algorithms (unsupervised/supervised, NLP, image embeddings) and platforms to work with structured and unstructured content such as text and images at massive scale. You are expected to take ownership, dive deep and drive solutions from developing prototypes, design to coding, testing and deployment. The role demands innovation and expects you to push the boundaries.

    Basic Qualifications

    · Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Math with advanced degrees preferred
    · 8+ years of relevant industry experience
    · Experience building large scale information retrieval/data learning solutions that have been successfully delivered to customers
    · Excellent problem solving skills demonstrated in building and delivering solutions to customers
    · Experience with Spark or MapReduce
    · Proficient in an OO language, such as Scala or Java or Python or C#
    · A deep understanding of software development life cycle and a good track record of shipping software on time
    · Delivered solutions that have had impact on multiple teams and / or at the organization level

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Master’s degree and/or PhD preferred in mathematics, computer science, or related discipline
    · Expertise with data science, machine/deep learning algorithms, natural language processing and statistical Modeling.
    · Experience designing and implementing information retrieval and web mining systems.
    · Technical expertise and hands-on experience in building cloud-scale distributed architecture.
    · Solid programming and design skills in Object oriented language.
    · Advanced knowledge of data structures and at ease in optimizing algorithms.
    · Knowledge of Linux/Unix.

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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