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Data Engineer - Alexa Shopping

Data Engineer - Alexa Shopping

Job ID 
448845
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
12/12/2016
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Business Intelligence
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

At Alexa Shopping, we strive to enable shopping in everyday life. We allow customers to instantly order whatever they need, by simply interacting with their Smart Devices such as Echo or Fire TV. Our Services allow you to shop, no matter where you are or what you are doing, you can go from 'I want that' to 'that's on the way' in a matter of seconds. We are seeking the industry's best to help us create new ways to interact, search and shop. You will have an impact on Amazon's new devices and the way shopping is done in the area of IoT. Join us, and you'll be taking part in changing the future of everyday life.

As a Data Engineer you will be working in one of the world's largest and most complex data warehouse environments using latest set of tool sets. We help product teams at Alexa Shopping build the future of shopping by providing metrics on new features and help them perform A/B testing which will act as feedback loop for voice user experience. Our team is responsible for mission critical analytical reports and metrics that are viewed at the highest levels in the organization. We are also working on near real time analytics using Kinesis Firehose and using the latest set of tools for data visualization and investing in Big Data technologies. You should have deep expertise in the design, creation, management, and business use of extremely large datasets. You should have excellent business and communication skills to be able to work with business owners to develop and define key business questions, and to build data sets that answer those questions. You should be expert at designing, implementing, and operating stable, scalable, low cost solutions to flow data from production systems into the data warehouse and into end-user facing applications. You should be able to work with business customers in a fast paced environment understanding the business requirements and implementing reporting solutions. Above all you should be passionate about working with huge data sets and someone who loves to bring datasets together to answer business questions and drive change.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or related field
  • Data modeling, ETL, and Data Warehousing experience 5+ years; or 2 years related Amazon experience
  • 4+ years of experience data modeling and transformation of large scale data sources
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads in a fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with AWS and Big Data Platforms such as Spark/Hive/Hadoop
    • Experience with MPP databases such as Redshift or Netezza
    • Experience with data processing using custom scripts to pull and load from APIs or Files.
    • Experience with Python or similar programming/scripting language(s).
    • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team
    • Experience working with business intelligence tools such as Tableau, MicroStrategy, Oracle BI, Pentaho, etc.