Software Dev Engineer, Music Search Internationalization

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The Amazon Music Search engineering team's vision is to be the one-stop shop for all search and discovery needs across any of Amazon Music's client experiences. This is more than music - think Music, Podcasts etc. We are creating highly available distributed data stores to index a variety of content for search, and also the core set of APIs that are used to search these stores. We are looking for someone who can help us launch the next generation of our search technology, to enable our customers to find the music they want, faster than ever!
Do you have a passion for solving complex problems in Search? Do you enjoy creating efficient, responsive Search systems and then launching them internationally? Do you want to help millions of people around the world quickly find the music they enjoy, even if they don't know what they'd like to listen to in this moment? And then, extend it to more than music? As a member of the Amazon Music Search team, you will be responsible for leading the effort to extend and improve the ways that customers find and experience music on our voice and visual clients (think Alexa, mobile apps, FireTV, Roku etc), all across the world.
A day in the life You will work with multiple teams located all over the globe, to help design, create, and launch responsive, resilient and extensible search systems which power search and discovery experiences. You will brainstorm with a broad variety of product, technical and science teams.


Basic Qualifications
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in a related technical field
  • Experience releasing highly scalable enterprise products full life cycle
  • Experience with critical, 24x7 systems
  • Experience with high throughput, multi-threaded systems
  • Experience implementing and consuming large scale web services
  • Experience with Lucene-based search, Elasticsearch, or Solr
  • Experience with AWS services highly desirable

How to apply

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Job Details

Posted on Jan 12

San Francisco, CA, USA

Full time