Software Development Engineer Ii

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Amazon needs a rockstar software engineer to join the Amazon Devices development team in Seattle, WA. We materially impact Amazon's device businesses by forecasting demand and managing supply of all Amazon Devices using ML, big data and deep learning. We are a growing team which continues to operate in "startup" mode to prove new business ideas, while strengthening our core ML platforms.

About you:
You're a curious engineer looking for a career where you'll be able to innovate, to deliver, and to influence. You are passionate about start-up opportunities, where you succeed by fearlessly testing new ideas and rapidly iterating on technical solutions. You are excited about delivering high-quality software products and services at scale. You are a coding ninja with expertise in programming, in-depth knowledge of web protocols (HTTP/XML/REST) and distributed system architectures based on SOA.

About us together:
We will work together on defining and building features in multiple core services and user applications. You will work with SDE-IIs and Sr. SDEs to drive system architecture and establish sound software development practices. You will be writing code, participating in code reviews and creating documentation. We will dive deep into customer contributed data and system operational metrics identifying areas of improvement. We'll make tough decisions together, but we'll all understand why.

Some technologies and problem spaces we'll be working on:
• HIGHLY SCALABLE DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS We will utilize Amazon's infrastructure to build systems and design algorithms that are able to handle these large amounts of data. Where traditional solutions fail we develop approximate, distributed, and streaming algorithms.
• MACHINE LEARNING We will use the latest machine learning and predictive modeling technologies to extract information valuable to our business. We will look for patterns, train thousands of models, and summarize data to gain insights about customer product needs and experiences. We continually evaluate the effectiveness of our solutions and ways to improve them.
• USER EXPERIENCE - We will build a modern and cutting edge UI to capture complex, high level business objectives and to interactively surface data insights to business users to facilitate high level decision making.

It's an exciting time at Amazon and especially within our team. We are rebuilding our business workflows from the ground up to automate and optimize business planning. If you want to design, develop and implement systems at scale now and are looking for a challenge, now is a great time to talk to us!


• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.


• MS in Computer Science or equivalent
• 5+ years of industry experience building feature rich user facing applications and distributed systems for commercial online services
• 2+ years of experience in data analytics, machine learning, or natural language processing
• Sharp analytical abilities, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
• Passion for innovation and learning.
• 2+ years as a technical lead, team lead, functional lead or mentoring developing junior employees
• 1+ years of experience communicating with non-technical team members or stakeholders
By submitting your application here, you can apply once to be considered for multiple Software Engineer openings across various Amazon teams. If you are successful in passing through the initial application review and assessment, you will be asked to submit your career and personal preferences so that our dedicated recruiters can match you to the right role based on these preferences.

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Job ID: Amazon-1429689