• SDE - Fire TV Search

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 4 months ago(7/5/2018 4:44 PM)
    Job ID
    687600
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Fire TV is the #1 best-selling streaming media player is the US – a tiny box that connects your HDTV to a world of online content. This is an opportunity to join a newly formed Fire TV Search Experience Team focused on connecting customers with entertaining and engaging content.

    We are building a unified search experience across categories of digital entertainment, including the most popular video catalogs from the likes of Amazon Video, Netflix and Hulu, internet videos, apps & games, and music – all accessible through an Alexa powered voice search. Our technology stack is powered by Java-based services, AWS services (such as Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon CloudSearch, AWS Lambda, and Amazon EMR), and Alexa’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU).

    We are looking for a Software Development Engineer with a strong technical background, and a passion for search technologies and digital entertainment. If you were to join today, you’d get an opportunity to:
    • Bring new content to Fire TV through search
    • Make search smarter, by working with Alexa to gain a deeper understanding of user queries
    • Leverage a big data & analytics pipeline to gain insight into search patterns and quality
    • Continuously improve the search experience and relevance by experimenting with new features and algorithms, and measuring their impact
    • Build a video catalog search platform that can be leveraged by other teams in Fire TV to improve the overall product experience
    • Help set the technical and product direction for the team

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 3+ years of industry experience in software development
    • Experience with Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms
    • Experience with at least one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or Python

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 5+ years of industry experience in software development
    • Experience building complex, mission critical systems
    • Experience with search technology, such as elastic search
    • Experience developing on cloud based infrastructure
    • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team
    • Passion for digital entertainment, including TV and Movies

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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