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Senior Software Development Engineer

Amazon

Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.

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Amazon Consumer Marketing, an organization focused on using innovative and personalized advertising to provide a more intelligent and enjoyable shopping experience, is seeking a Sr. Software Development Engineer to join our rapidly growing team. Our team supports and prioritizes intelligent marketing campaigns, using machine-learning recommendation models to help deliver the best possible shopping experience for all of Amazon’s customers. As a senior software engineer on the Marketing Tech and Science team, you will have the opportunity to lead the design of features impacting experiments run on hundreds of millions of customers all across the globe. Our experimentation centers on Machine Learning enhancements to product advertisement and marketing. The team focuses on feature development that helps vend the most relevant products to customers at any point in their shopping journey. We believe in regular feature develop and frequent experimentation, allowing us to continuously improve the customer experience. You will have the opportunity to apply and harmonize the experience across the many channels Amazon provides for customer outreach and engagement, both onsite and offsite. As a new team, we carry little tech debt. We prioritize writing high quality and maintainable code, and build systems that leverage existing tools to provide extensive test coverage across our services. Amazon’s retail business is well established within the company, meanwhile the Marketing Tech and Science team is unique in its nascency within the organization. The team provides a great opportunity to make an outsized impact in a burgeoning space on fresh or even yet to be built services. If you are passionate about large-scale systems and the cutting-edge in customer engagement and marketing, our team is the right place for you.

As a senior software developer on the team you can expect to:

  • Be recognized as a tech leader, enabling cross-team development efforts to build large scale systems
  • Solve complex and highly ambiguous software problems at scale, removing bottlenecks and making short-term vs. long-term technical decisions
  • Play a focal role in shaping product direction and defining key features which drive a large impact to the business
  • Work and collaborate with senior and principle engineers to evolve the architecture of products owned by the team
  • Establish and raise the technical bar for engineers within the team, alongside those on sister teams
  • Integrate and collaborate with applied science experts specialized in machine learning recommendation models
  • Mentor new members as we continue to add to our footprint and scope

This opportunity is suited for highly motivated and talented software engineers with well established technical skills and a wealth of experience in the field. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you. This position is located in San Diego, California – America’s finest city. There’s no shortage of beautiful beaches and nature to explore in the area, with culinary choices from all over the world. San Diego’s temperate weather and relaxed culture make for an idyllic work environment. The tech community is well established and growing rapidly, with Amazon’s commitment to the area through organizational expansion and hiring.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

8+ years of professional industry software development experience
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent knowledge and skills and industry experience.
Fluency in at least one modern language such as Java/Kotlin, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team, including design reviews, coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
Experience working with cross-functional teams including communicating with other technical teams, product management, and senior management

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Masters or Ph.D in Computer Science or related field
Experience developing high quality, large scale consumer applications
Experience with Relational and No SQL Databases
Experience with machine learning and feedback loops

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Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.

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