SDE - Machine Learning, Prime Video Personalization

  • Amazon,
  • Seattle, WA
  • 4 hours ago
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Job summary
Prime Video enables customers to instantly stream or download more than hundreds of thousands of titles, including new release movies and next-day TV shows.
A primary mechanism for customers to discover content on Prime Video is via the home page which customers see when they log on into Amazon Video on any supported device. However our catalog contains orders of magnitude more videos than can be displayed on a single page. And a customer may have different interest from another one, or different interest at one time than at another. For example, a customer might like to watch movies on Friday nights but a TV show on weeknight and short videos on a smart phone while commuting to/from work.

Our mission is to eliminate the selection problem and reduce the customer work in discovering videos by placing at the top of the page the right content that the customer would like to watch at that time on that device i.e. building a personalized home page experience tailored to individual customer tastes. We do this by mining through hundreds of different recommendation strategies, historical customer streaming behavior and understanding customer-device-time of day relationships.
Apart from the machine learning challenges on rich video data sets, we also deal with core engineering problems of delivering a low latency real time personalized home page experience, building a global solution and scaling to millions of Prime Video customers worldwide.

We are looking for talented software development engineers who can contribute to our world-class engineering culture. We deliver meaningful results for customers while simultaneously investing in each team member's career and overall skill set. At Amazon, every engineer has the opportunity to positively impact millions of customers, and you will be called on to identify and realize these opportunities.

We embrace the challenges of a fast paced market and evolving technologies, paving the way to universal availability of video. You will be encouraged to see the big picture, be innovative, and positively impact millions of customers. In our team your creativity and passion can make a lasting impact on world-wide consumer entertainment.

Successful candidates for this position will have a background in Java, C++, or C# and ideally have some experience and passion for big data and personalization. Equally important to these specific skills is a candidate's ability to multi-task, willingness to experiment and use data to understand customer needs, as well as adapt quickly to new development environments and changing business requirements, learn new systems, gain new skills, create reliable & maintainable code, and find creative, scalable solutions to difficult problems.

If you are ready to make an impact on a product that is used by millions of people around the world, including your own friends and family, join us!

Key job responsibilities
Successful candidates for this position will have a background in Java, C++, or C# and ideally have some experience and passion for big data and ML/personalization. Equally important to these specific skills is a candidate's ability to multi-task, willingness to experiment and use data to understand customer needs, as well as adapt quickly to new development environments and changing business requirements, learn new systems, gain new skills, create reliable & maintainable code, and find creative, scalable solutions to difficult problems.

A day in the life
Our mission is to eliminate the selection problem and reduce the customer work in discovering videos by placing at the top of the page the right content that the customer would like to watch at that time on that device i.e. building a personalized home page experience tailored to individual customer tastes. We do this by mining through hundreds of different recommendation strategies, historical customer streaming behavior and understanding customer-device-time of day relationships.

About the team
We are looking for talented software development engineers who can contribute to our world-class engineering culture. We deliver meaningful results for customers while simultaneously investing in each team member's career and overall skill set. At Amazon, every engineer has the opportunity to positively impact millions of customers, and you will be called on to identify and realize these opportunities.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 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


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Product development experience in consumer-focused companies
  • Experience developing web services, or other large scale distributed systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • A track record of innovating in Machine Learning algorithms and applications.
  • Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
  • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between

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Company Information

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that change lives. We embrace new ways of doing things, make decisions quickly, and are not afraid to fail. We have the scope and capabilities of a large company, and the spirit and heart of a small one. Together, Amazonians research and develop new technologies from Amazon Web Services to Alexa on behalf of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Our mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Our actions, goals, projects, programs, and inventions begin and end with the customer top of mind. You'll also hear us say that at Amazon, it's always "Day 1." What do we mean? That our approach remains the same as it was on Amazon's very first day - to make smart, fast decisions, stay nimble, invent, and focus on delighting our customers.

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Position Id : 2134537
Originally Posted : 1 month ago

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