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Software Development Engineer, Personalization

at Amazon.com, inc.

Posted: 9/7/2019
Job Reference #: 685278
Keywords: technology

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  • LocationUS-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date9 months ago(12/11/2018 9:00 AM)
    Job ID
    685278
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Consider the following problem: every day, millions of customers with unique interests and needs come to Amazon looking for products out of a catalog of over a billion items. On each page, we need to decide what content would be most helpful to customers - ranging from automated recommendations to manual merchandising to navigational or informational content, etc. What do we show to customers to help them make shopping decisions and help them discover more parts of Amazon's vast catalog?

    In Personalization we use state-of-the-art machine learning techniques and A/B testing to answer this question by running experiments on some of Amazon’s most prominent and valuable pages. We are a full stack team working on a diverse range of products, ranging from one of the largest-scale machine learning systems in the company, to real-time, low-latency recommendation and ranking systems, building algorithms for understanding customer behavior and generating recommendations content, and as well as building customer-facing UIs. As a member of the team, you will work in a collaborative environment with an exceptional team of product managers, software development managers, engineers, ML scientists, and designers. You will have a unique opportunity to drive direct, measurable impact to our customers, powering features on the website generating billions of dollars of revenue every year.

    About our team:
    Our team has the autonomy to decide where we can have the most impact and get down to experimenting. We love metrics and the fast pace. We analyze data to uncover potential opportunities, generate hypotheses, and test them. We refuse to accept constraints, internal or external, and have a strong bias for action. We imagine, build prototypes, validate ideas, and launch follow-up experiments from the successful ones.

    About you:
    You are a software development engineer with an interest in machine learning, data science, search, or recommendation systems. You have great problem solving skills. You love keeping abreast of the latest technology and use it to help you innovate. You have strong leadership qualities, great judgment, clear communication skills, and a track record of delivering great products.

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
    • 3+ years’ experience in front-end software development
    • Development experience in data structures, algorithms, OOP.
    Experience in modern programming language (e.g., Java, Scala, Perl).
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Masters/PhD degree or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience
    • Proven results oriented person with a delivery focus
    • Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating
    • Machine Learning experience
    • Experience in development of distributed/scalable systems and high-volume transaction applications
    • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills