• Senior Software Development Engineer - Prime Video

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 5 months ago(2/15/2018 12:22 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
  • Job Description

    Prime Video is changing the way millions of customers interact with video content. The Prime Video team delivers high-quality video to Amazon customers through subscriptions (Amazon Prime) as well as purchases and rentals. Prime Video Direct - PVD has recently launched a platform that enables independent and professional video creators to reach millions of Amazon customers globally with the same monetization options and delivery quality available to major studios – and the reception has been incredible. We are growing quickly with a global focus on helping video providers be successful on the Amazon Video service. We need your passion, innovative ideas, and creativity to help continue to deliver on our ambitious goals.

    Big data | Machine learning | Millions of customers

    We would love to have you join us and build the systems, services, and applications to detect risk in content being shown on Prime Video that can be offensive, inappropriate or disappointing. Get creative, build pattern matching algorithms, use advanced machine learning and data mining techniques, and help us build a responsive infrastructure to flag and filter content that does not meet our policy guidelines. We build huge scale distributed systems on the AWS cloud to make sure our service is always reliable for our customers. We use computer vision and machine learning techniques to build rich metadata about videos, and partner closely with teams like IMDb to let customers explore deeper into the TV and movies they love. In short, we have exciting challenges in an industry that’s doubling in size every year, and you can be a part of it.

    We have an ambitious charter, and on this team you’ll be able to get your hands on lots of technologies. Above all, you’ll be leading the design and implementation of new scalable services, but you will also have the opportunity to work on a provider facing API stack, industry leading metadata and asset delivery solutions, large scale data analysis, and machine learning systems. We are investing heavily in these areas as we continue to grow at scale, processing large amounts of data to make sure Amazon customers discover content they care about. You'll get to build on top of Amazon’s vast development infrastructure, including AWS as well as internal tools for setting up continuous deployment and real-time monitoring. We support all Prime Video providers, and work closely with key partners, internal Amazon teams, and external services.
    We care about your career growth, too. Once you join the team, you and your manager will jointly craft a career plan and you’ll review it regularly to ensure you’re on track to meet your goals. Whether your goals are to explore new technologies, take on bigger problems, or get to the next level, we’ll help you get there. Our business is growing fast, and our people will grow with it.

    The Senior Engineer for PVD will influence many parts of the ecosystem, and will lead efforts to solve many difficult problems across multiple teams. You will represent Prime Video to internal and external partners, and be a leader in the digital community as well as drive innovation across the Prime Video service while setting engineering standards across the PVD organization.

    We're going to experiment like crazy. We're going to also help other teams in PV experiment and automate the manual processes for validation and moderation at scale.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field, or relevant work experience in lieu of a degree
    • 5+ years of technical experience as software developer, or related role
    • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, or Perl etc.
    • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    • Leading role in building reliable, scalable software that has been successfully delivered to customers
    • You actively lead code reviews, design reviews, automated testing, whiteboard discussions, back-of-the-napkin designs at lunch, and random chats in the hallway about awesome ideas
    • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team and across others for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
    • Experience communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy

    Preferred Qualifications

    You will be a visionary leader, builder, and operator who has experience leading or contributing to multiple simultaneous product development efforts and/or IT projects and initiatives. You will balance technical leadership and savvy with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology choices. You'll need to be constantly strive for simplicity, and at the same time demonstrate significant creativity and high judgment.

    Also helpful:
    • Proven track record of designing and delivering large-scale, highly available, low latency, high quality systems and software products
    • Experience managing complex projects, with significant bottom-line impact
    • Experience in designing large scale data mining and analysis platforms
    • Interest in machine learning and computer vision algorithms
    • Experience developing web services, or other large scale distributed systems, that have been successfully delivered to customers
    • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Vet


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