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Amazon Corporate LLC Software Development Engineer, Amazon Kids Personalization in Seattle, Washington

Job summaryAre you interested in recommendation systems that deliver the most enjoyable content to millions of customers? Do you want to invent new ways to seamlessly connect Kids and Parents through books, videos, apps, and more across a growing number of devices? If that sounds like you, then come join the Amazon Kids+ Personalization team!Amazon Kids+ helps all kids safely learn, play, and communicate through content that kids and parents love including books, Audible books, movies, TV shows, educational apps and games, music, skills, and more. We provide peace of mind for parents with parental controls and a world of fun for kids to choose from thousands of the most popular titles and age-appropriate content. Kids+ is available as a child-friendly experience on Fire Tablets, Fire TV, Kindle e-readers, Android and iOS mobile devices, and Alexa devices. We have quickly gained critical acclaim and won the prestigious KAPi (Kids at Play Interactive) award for best hardware and service at CES 2013 and 2019. Learn more at .With 1000's of great titles to choose from, our goal is to show each customer what they want to watch/read/play without them searching for it. We do this through features like "Apps & Games You Might Like", "Popular Movies & TV", and "Discover" to name a few. We use data to learn our customers' interests, develop Machine Learning models to make up-to-date personalized recommendations for each of them, and to measure the improvements that we make to their enjoyment. Leading by example, we drive experimentation across the organization, testing our hypotheses, making data-driven decisions, and iterating. We collaborate with our partners to turn great ideas for driving engagement into dynamic algorithms that scale to each customer. Architecture and performance are also vital to delivering continuously-improving recommendations to our customers with low latency and high reliability. If you are interested in influencing customer enjoyment for each of our millions of customers and working with a friendly team with high standards for quality and customer value, come join us!Key job responsibilitiesYou will own and drive engagement initiatives that apply to one or more of our supported devices and their customer bases, across the entire software lifecycle. This involves working closely with our scientists on analysis, designing and implementing a scalable solution for both accuracy and performance, and iterating based on experimentation. While we have tons of great projects already in mind, this is also a great opportunity to think big about how to improve the customer experience. Bring your ideas and let's test them out!A day in the lifeAs part of an Agile team, an SDE will work on their committed story, interacting with their teammates and partners to collaborate on approach, code reviews, or dependencies. This work may involve any phase of the Software lifecycle. With a solid work/life balance, we focus on prioritized work, discuss how we can continuously improve, and celebrate our successes.About the teamThe team's goal is for each customer to easily find the content that they want. We evaluate customer engagement and build the recommendation models and systems towards that goal. To do this, we foster a collaborative and supportive culture where we share knowledge with each other and succeed together.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 experienceProgramming experience with at least one software programming language.Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical disciplineDeliver and operate highly available, scalable low latency services in productionKnowledge of professional software engineering be