Software Development Engineer (Seattle, WA) United State

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Software Development Engineer (Seattle, WA) United State

The Item Data Quality (IDQ) team strives to improve Amazon’s catalog while selection grows at a phenomenal rate (over half a billion items currently and growing annually at a rate of 100M+ new items). A high quality catalog powers unrivaled product discovery and informs customer buying decisions by serving up accurate and comprehensive product information. An exhaustive catalog is also strategically important because it makes Amazon the authoritative destination for product information on the Internet.

The IDQ team builds distributed systems to measure catalog data quality and identify critical areas for improvement. We also build tools that empower communities such as Amazon’s passionate customer base to influence catalog quality. And we build solutions that maximize the quality of item data by combining the best parts from all available data sources. We partner with other teams, provide consultation to prevent data issues and drive efforts to improve customer experience. We are seeking passionate software engineers with experience in data mining, statistics, machine learning or community authoring. If you value the opportunity to analyze enormous amounts of customer behavior and product data to find opportunities to make an impact, then this job is for you.

As a developer on this team, you will have the opportunity to:

Create and improve distributed systems capable of dealing with large quantities of data with strict requirements of availability, robustness and performance.
Dive deep into the catalog data, use innovative data analysis techniques to identify data quality issues and suggest improvement strategies.
Identify areas of improvement in our existing systems, tools, processes and strive to make them better.

Daily responsibilities include:

Writing high quality code, participating in code reviews, and creating high quality documentation supporting the design/coding tasks.
Participating in team meetings, stand-ups, and architecture/design discussions.


Results oriented person with a delivery focus.
Strong coding skills in Java coupled with strong base in object-oriented design and development.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
1-4 years experience in software development; 4-8 years experience preferred.
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Experience in Data Mining, Statistics, Machine Learning or Community authoring will be preferred

If interested, please apply online at

We wish you all the best.

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