Lead Software Engineer (Search)

Amazon.Com, Inc. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

Can Alexa help anyone experience the music they enjoy? Even if they don't know what they'd like to listen to in this moment? Or, if they know they want "Happy rock from the 90s", can she help them find it?

The Amazon Music Search engineering team's vision is to be the one stop shop for all Amazon music search and discovery needs across any of Amazon Music's client experiences. We are building a set of services that can perform federated search across various (sometimes complex) sources of data. We also own highly available and distributed data stores that we use to index a variety of content to be made available for search.

Amazon Music

Imagine being a part of an agile team where your ideas have the potential to reach millions. Picture working on cutting-edge consumer-facing products, where every single team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process. Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. Welcome to Amazon Music, where ideas are born and come to life as Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music, and so much more.

Everyone on our team has a meaningful impact on product features, new directions in music streaming, and customer engagement. We are looking for new team members across a variety of job functions including software engineering/development, marketing, design, ops and more. Come join us as we make history by launching exciting new projects in the coming year.

Our team is focused on building a personalized, curated, and seamless music experience. We want to help our customers discover up-and-coming artists, while also having access to their favorite established musicians. We build systems that are distributed on a large scale, spanning our music apps, web player, and voice-forward audio engagement on mobile and Amazon Echo devices, powered by Alexa to support our customer base. Amazon Music offerings are available in countries around the world, and our applications support our mission of delivering music to customers in new and exciting ways that enhance their day-to-day lives.

Note that while the team you would work on sits in Amazon Music's main offices in San Francisco at SFO28, you would have the option to work from a new Amazon Music space in San Jose at SJC24 for some portion of the week if you prefer.

Come innovate with the Amazon Music team!

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience

  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

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

  • 5+ years of software development experience using Java or C++

  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures and algorithm design, and complexity analysis

  • MSc or PhD in a related technical field

  • Experience working with search relevance and ranking algorithms

  • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers

  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.

  • Experience with AWS services highly desirable

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. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.




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