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Software Engineer - A/V

Software Engineer - A/V

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

As a Software Development Engineer - A/V you have the chance to help develop a new product from the very early stages. We are looking for candidates who thrive in a fast paced start-up like environment and want to invent the future.
Our team is looking for a senior development engineer to build low-latency video and audio streaming systems to solve new problems for Amazon. You will help define systems specs, design and iterate on early prototypes, and help create a novel user experience. You’ll collaborate closely with research scientists and UX researchers to help define the scope of a product. As an early team member, you will take responsibility for technical problem solving, creatively meeting product objectives, hiring engineering teams, and developing best practices. You will demonstrate cross-functional resource interaction to accomplish your goals. You will play a role in defining processes and methods to improve the productivity of the entire team. You will identify and initiate investigations of new technologies, prototype and test solutions for product features, and design and validate designs that deliver an exceptional user experience. You are a person with a commitment to team work, who enjoys working on complex software systems, is customer-centric, and thrives on the challenge of prototyping new systems that will eventually operate at world-wide scale.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Experience building low-latency video/audio streaming systems
  • Experience building custom UI's and visualization tools​
  • Bandwidth estimation and media rate adaptation
  • Knowledge of packet loss recovery and error resilience
  • JavaScript, C, C++, Python

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent preferred
  • Codecs like H.264, H.265/HEVC, VP8, VP9, Opus
  • Adaptive Bit Rate technologies
  • Experience developing tools to acquire, annotate and evaluate video and image data
  • Source control, code reviews, and bug tracking systems
  • Challenging assignments with aggressive schedules
  • Direct involvement in computer vision solutions shipped in a commercial product
  • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills