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Software Dev Engineer - Kindle Education (X-Ray for...
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Amazon | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

Kindle Education team launched "X-Ray for Textbooks" on Kindle Fire and Kindle App for iPad. X-Ray allows students to focus on important concepts while reading a Kindle textbook. The textbook-supplied definitions of these concepts, as well as supporting articles and videos from the web are instantly available to students through this feature to further their learning. Watch Jeff Bezos demo it: http://tinyurl.com/Jeff-Bezos-X-Ray-for-Textbooks .

This was just v1... We have big ideas for what X-Ray for Textbooks can become, and we need you to help us take this product to the next level.
If you are an experienced senior software engineer who is interested in leading the team in utilizing machine learning, natural language processing, and open information extraction to solve really hard problems, then you should consider joining our world class engineering team. Join us, and help us define the future of education technology through extraordinary innovation.

*(AI / Machine Learning / NLP / Search)

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 4+ years relevant work experience 3 years experience with Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design 3 years experience with Computer Science fundamentals in data structures 3 years experience with Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis 3 years of demonstrated Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as Java, C++, C#, Ruby, Python or Perl

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with using Search, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, or other AI approaches to solve hard problems
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations Experience with several of the following technologies: Linux, iOS, Android, TCP/IP, HTTP, HTML + JavaScript + CSS, Web services, distributed systems, mobile systems, open source frameworks (e.g., Spring and Hibernate) Passion for software craftsmanship that yields clean, elegant and maintainable code

About Amazon

Company Description

Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Italy, and China (Joyo.com) and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.


Company History

Our founder Jeff Bezos established Amazon in his home garage in 1994. In less than a decade, he realized his vision of creating a destination where people can find anything they might want to buy online. Today, Amazon is a Fortune 500 company with seven global websites that offer customers an expanding selection of tens of millions of products across categories ranging from books and music to apparel and home electronics. When Bezos said that “we are a company of builders,” he really meant it. And it’s just as evident today.

Working Here

At Amazon, every employee is focused on the customer. It’s a challenging place where business and technology professionals work together to develop innovative solutions to challenging business objectives. Like you, we have an unwavering dedication to productivity, and every employee is challenged to "think like an owner." Find out where you fit in.


There are many things to consider when deciding on your next employer. At Amazon we offer employees the chance to work with great people, on exciting projects, with a ton of opportunity for growth.

But we also recognize that Amazonians have a life outside of work and need a break every once in a while. That's why we provide a full range of benefits for you and your eligible family members. While the benefits may vary slightly from location to location, these are the basics for full-time, U.S. employees:
  • Health Care
  • Time Off
  • Savings Plans
  • Employee Stock
  • Relocation Assistance