Do you want to be part of a startup team at Amazon that is making history? Do you want to build new Natural Language Processing technology and science that millions of people will use? We are looking for a great Software Development Engineer to develop a new product for Amazon.
We are building a new team in Consumer Engagement tackling conversations and engagement. We want to build a conversational system (dialogue system) for Amazon that will help our customers. We are building the entire dialogue system ground up. To achieve this, we are blending a variety of disciplines (including Natural Language Processing, large scale Machine Learning, semantic graph stores and cloud computing) in an effort to understand our customers and the things they’re excited about. To complement our complex algorithms and extensive data analyses, we will create engaging and inspirational mobile and web features across the entire Amazon experience. We use artificial intelligence, data mining and usability studies to develop new features, and we will test them through prototypes and customer-facing experiments. Our mission is to engage customers by delighting them with the best possible experience. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!
This is a position on a brand-new team in Seattle, WA and we are starting from scratch. Join us on day 1. We are moving fast to create a big business together, and then expand it across the entire company. As a Software Development Engineer, you will help tackle a variety of technical challenges. Given that this is an early-stage initiative, you will play an active role in translating business and functional requirements into concrete deliverables and build quick prototypes or proofs of concept in partnership with other engineers within the team. You’ll have the opportunity to work with multiple technical teams at Amazon in different locations. Along the way, you’ll learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact on millions of people.




Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Over 5 years experience in Software development
Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures and algorithm design
Strong problem solving and complexity analysis
Proficiency in one statically typed language (Java, C, C++, …)
Proficiency in one scripting language (Python, Perl, …)
Proficiency in software development best practices and design patterns
Experience building high-performance production systems
Preferred Qualifications
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience working with large datasets
Experience in natural language processing and/or machine learning

Educational level:

Bachelor’s Degree

Level of experience (years):

Senior (5+ years of experience)

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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About Amazon

Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.

Founded by Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com website started in 1995 as a place to buy books because of the unique customer experience the Web could offer book lovers. Bezos believed that only the Internet could offer customers the convenience of browsing a selection of millions of book titles in a single sitting. During the first 30 days of business, Amazon fulfilled orders for customers in 50 states and 45 countries - all shipped from his Seattle-area garage.

Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company's DNA. The world's brightest technology minds come to Amazon.com to research and develop technology that improv