Sr. Software Development Engineer

Employer
Location
Seattle
Posted
Dec 04, 2012
Closes
Jan 03, 2013
Duration
Full Time
The Team: How often have you had an opportunity to be a founding member of a team that is tasked with solving a huge business problem through innovative technology? Would you like to know more about how computer vision and machine learning can be used to solve these problems? If this sounds intriguing, then we'd like to talk to you about a role on a new Amazon team that's in stealth-mode and tackling a set of problems requiring significant innovation. You should be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity that’s higher than most projects and relish the idea of solving problems that, frankly, haven’t been solved at scale before - anywhere. Along the way, we guarantee that you’ll learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact on millions of people.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 6+ years of experience in software development.
  • 5+ years of rich, hands-on programming experience in Java, C++, or other object-oriented languages. Familiarity with one or more of: Python, Perl, PHP.
  • 5+ years of experience with OO design and common design patterns.
  • Expertise in data structures, algorithms, and complexity analysis. The ability to produce bullet-proof code that is fault-tolerant, efficient and maintainable.
  • Academic and/or industry experience with one of more of the following domains: computer vision, image recognition, machine learning or large-scale distributed systems.
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  • Master’s/PhD in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with designing and building large-scale systems in a multi-tiered, distributed environment (Service Oriented Architecture).
  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and project planning/execution skills including estimating and scheduling.
  • Experience optimizing for short term execution while planning for long term technical capabilities. Ability and willingness to multi-task and learn new technologies quickly.



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