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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
563019
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
10/4/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

The Amazon Devices forecasting and planning team is looking for an energetic, focused and skilled software leader to lead platforms and solutions development within for the Amazon devices planning and forecasting team. We are looking for a seasoned Software Development Manager with a solid track record that is looking for their next step in a growing organization. If you want to own important business objectives, work with real machine learning systems and big data then read on.

As a development manager on the DIAL team, the candidate must have strong problem-solving skills and communication skills, and an ability to influence business and technical leaders in a dynamic environment. We are working on our next generation machine learning, big data forecasting technology. Constructing a crystal ball isn't an easy task, but as an example our business needs to be able to predict how many Amazon Dot devices, Dash buttons, etc. in every configuration that we will sell on Father's day. Well that, and every other day of the year. Joining our team provides the unique challenge and opportunity to build software systems that directly impact the supply, demand and sales of all Amazon devices around the globe. The ideal candidate will have a track record of program / project management, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and a passion for creating reliable and maintainable systems. The candidate should be open to new challenges and be data driven. The Amazon devices demand planning and forecasting team produces a lot of data, and as such we are exemplary in making decisions based on data. The candidate should drive continuous process improvement, and collaborate effectively with aggressive cross-functional business and software development teams to solve problems and implement new solutions.

The team is just getting started and is growing rapidly. This is a great time to get involved an area that is defiantly Day 1, and is both exciting and of great benefit to Amazon.


This position requires the candidate to be very business savvy, technically competent leader to provide the platform vision and leadership to scale our demand planning, forecasting and machine learning platforms. This requires a thorough knowledge of what it takes to develop scalable, extensible technology, as well as how to structure and develop organizations to accommodate significant growth rates.

This leader will drive not only develop the next generation product vision, but will also ensure that things are developed and implementation for both simplicity and scale. They will be constantly striving for better and better results on behalf of Amazon's businesses. This leader will develop future game changing initiatives that could include enabling the external productization of our services.


Basic Qualifications



  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3+ years of industry experience.
  • In depth knowledge of at least one modern programming language such as Java, C++ with strong base in object-oriented design and development
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Sharp analytical abilities, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Passion for innovation and learning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of industry experience building feature rich user facing applications and distributed systems for commercial online services
  • Domain knowledge in data analytics, machine learning, or natural language processing
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving best practices and mentoring other team members.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, ability to convey technical concepts and data findings to business leaders and product owners.