Amazon.com Services LLC

Software Development Engineer - Amazon Kids Personalization

Amazon.com Services LLC

June 11, 2021

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Deliver and operate highly available, scalable low latency services in production
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for the complete software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and deployment
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work in a diverse team
Are you interested in recommendation systems that deliver the most enjoyable content to millions of customers? Do you want to invent new ways to seamlessly connect Kids and Parents through books, videos, apps, and more across a growing number of devices? If that sounds like you, then come join the Amazon Kids+ Personalization team!
A day in the life
You will own and drive engagement initiatives that apply to one or more of our supported devices and their customer bases, across the entire software lifecycle. This involves working closely with our scientists on analysis, designing and implementing a scalable solution for both accuracy and performance, and iterating based on experimentation. While we have tons of great projects already in mind, this is also a great opportunity to think big about how to improve the customer experience. Bring your ideas and let's test them out!
About the hiring group
Amazon Kids+ helps all kids safely learn, play, and communicate through content that kids and parents love including books, Audible books, movies, TV shows, educational apps and games, music, skills, and more. We provide peace of mind for parents with parental controls and a world of fun for kids to choose from thousands of the most popular titles and age-appropriate content. Kids+ is available as a child-friendly experience on Fire Tablets, Fire TV, Kindle e-readers, Android and iOS mobile devices, and Alexa devices.
Job responsibilities
With 1000's of great titles to choose from, our goal is to show each customer what they want to watch/read/play without them searching for it. We do this through features like "Apps & Games You Might Like", "Popular Movies & TV", and "Discover" to name a few. We use data to learn our customers' interests, develop Machine Learning models to make up-to-date personalized recommendations for each of them, and to measure the improvements that we make to their enjoyment. Leading by example, we drive experimentation across the organization, testing our hypotheses, making data-driven decisions, and iterating. We collaborate with our partners to turn great ideas for driving engagement into dynamic algorithms that scale to each customer. Architecture and performance are also vital to delivering continuously-improving recommendations to our customers with low latency and high reliability. If you are interested in influencing customer enjoyment for each of our millions of customers and working with a friendly team with high standards for quality and customer value, come join us!
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results
  • Experience building Machine Learning models
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with large-scale data processing
  • EMR/Spark
  • Scala
  • SQL
By submitting your application here, you can apply once to be considered for multiple Software Engineer openings across various Amazon teams. If you are successful in passing through the initial application review and assessment, you will be asked to submit your career and personal preferences so that our dedicated recruiters can match you to the right role based on these preferences Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.