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Employment Type:
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Posted:
1/15/2014
Job Category:
Information Services
Industry:
Software Development & Design
Software
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Business Intelligence Software(BI)
Customer Interests Software Developer (Big Data, NLP, ...
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Amazon.com, Inc. | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

Update: Now also hiring Senior SDEs for this position!

Our team is mining for interesting topics and the authoritative relationships between them. We blend of a variety of disciplines (such as NLP, data mining, machine learning, big data, semantic web, graph stores, cloud computing) in an effort to understand our customers and the things they're excited bout. For example: "Harry Potter" is a fictional universe based around a series of books, and "Harry Potter Wands" are essential costume components. While there are knowledge and entity graphs out there, none capture the rich lifestyles and topics our customers are interested in. And we don't just build data: we're looking for developers with Web & App development experience to help us find new ways to interact with our customers.

We are a new team dedicated to understanding What Makes Stuff (And People) Awesome. Amazon customers are people with hobbies, passions, and quirky interests. They run barefoot marathons, brew beer, cry during Disney movies, and cosplay Sith characters at Comic-Con. We're looking for inquisitive developers who want to help us understand the world and the people in it.

How do you build software that understands things? How do you know who loves what? Did Joe Customer buy a blender because a) he loves whole-food smoothies b) he's equipping his college apartment or c) his cheap college blender burst into flames and nearly burned down the dorm? Answering those questions is exciting - especially the pyrotechnic blender part - and that's why we think this is one of the most interesting teams at Amazon.

If you'd want to make things about 20% cooler, think bowties are cool, would just as soon kiss a Wookie as work somewhere boring (or if you know which fictional universes these quotes are from), give the team a shout.We know submitting online applications can be impersonal. So feel free to contact us directly to introduce yourself and learn more: customer-interests-jobs (@) amazon.com.

Basic Qualifications

All Candidates will demonstrate:
Strong Coding Skills: You need to be very comfortable with code, preferably in languages such as C#, Java, Ruby or Python. Solid Computer Science Fundamentals: You will be asked to recall fundamental CS data structures, such as graphs and trees, associated algorithms, and apply them to new problem BS in Computer Science or related degree (Master's or Ph. D. preferred) Enthusiasm, creativity, and inventiveness: You will be asked to find new ways to solve challenging problems Preferred: Industry or Internship experience Experienced Candidates (SDE II,III, or Principle):
Demonstrated experience developing, launching, and maintaining large-scale, operationally stable systems Job Level determined by demonstrated scope of influence, level of leadership, and complexity of projects

Preferred Qualifications

Preffered candidates have domain-relevant experience in one or more areas:
Big Data (Hadoop, Elastic Map Reduce, Apache Giraph) Machine Learning (ML) Natural Language Processing (NLP) Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure) Semantic Web / Linked Data (SPARQL, OWL, Ontologies and RDF Schemas, Freebase, DBPedia) Graph Stores & Algorithms (Neo4j, OrientDB, Blueprints) Social Network Analysis (SNA -- Facebook OpenGraph, Twitter) Web development (jQuery, HTML, CSS, javascript)

About Amazon.com, Inc.

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.
 

Benefits

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