• Software Development Engineer, Taxonomy Performance

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 years ago(3/20/2017 11:48 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
    Recruiting Team
    North American Teams - Consumer - Retail Plus
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Do you have a passion for large scale data processing and building predictive models? Are you interested in scalable solutions for Big Data analytics? The Amazon Browse Classification and Discovery team is seeking a Sr. Software Engineer for building a set of services responsible for data processing, mining Taxonomy Insights and build ML models that will measure the customer impact of the Amazon Taxonomy. You will lead technically a team of experienced developers, work closely with Taxonomists and Applied Scientists to deliver models into the Amazon production ecosystem and interact with different organizations. Your efforts will build a robust ensemble of techniques that can measure, predict performance and influence investments in Classification and Taxonomy across marketplaces and languages.

    We are seeking an outstanding Software Engineer to help build and support a cutting edge business platform, analytics and predictive models programs. Our primary users, an international team of taxonomists and developers, are responsible for customer-facing product navigation on global Amazon retail websites. The work influences day-to-day decision making for business priorities at Amazon and helps to proactively improve the customer experience through providing data targeted at product discoverability and shopping advancements.

    Amazon has a culture of data-driven decision-making, and demands business intelligence that is timely, accurate, actionable, and scalable. As a Senior Software Development Engineer, you will work with Applied Scientists and Analysts to explore innovative data opportunities. You will build and design production systems providing metrics and tooling integration, to address some of the unique challenges related to online product discovery. You will lead the design and implementation of significant technical projects and work with product/ program managers, internal customers, and other

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field (or 4+ additional years work experience)
    • 3+ years relevant professional development experience, preferably in a LINUX environment
    • Proficiency in Java, C++, or C#
    • Experience with big data tools like Hadoop, Spark, EMR (Amazon Elastic Map Reduce)
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Strong skills in data structures, algorithms and object oriented design
    • History of delivering high quality production systems/services

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science
    • 5+ years professional software development experience
    • Exposure to column-oriented databases such as Amazon Redshift and NoSQL databases such as Amazon DynamoDB
    • Knowledge in Machine Learning, natural language processing, data mining, or information extraction
    • Familiarity with AWS
    • Knowledge of and expertise in software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including requirements gathering, design, coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Ability to communicate effectively with users, technical teams, and management
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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