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About Amazon Music

Amazon Music reimagines music listening by enabling customers to unlock millions of songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with their voices. Amazon Music provides unlimited access to new releases and classic hits across iOS and Android mobile devices, PC, Mac, Echo, and Alexa-enabled devices including Fire TV and more. With Amazon Music, Prime members have access to ad-free listening of 2 million songs at no additional cost to their membership. Listeners can also enjoy the premium subscription service, Amazon Music Unlimited, which provides access to more than 75 million songs and the latest new releases. Amazon Music Unlimited customers also now have access to the highest-quality listening experience available, with more than 75 million songs available in High Definition (HD), more than 7 million songs in Ultra HD, and a growing catalog of spatial audio. Customers also have free access to an ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations on Amazon Music. All Amazon Music tiers now offer a wide selection of podcasts at no additional cost and live streaming in partnership with Twitch. Engaging with music and culture has never been more natural, simple, and fun. For more information, visit amazonmusic.com or download the Amazon Music app.



We're looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer to join the Music Machine Learning team in Berlin. You will collaborate with scientists and data engineers to develop and operate machine learning models using music meta-data, search queries, or customers’ listening to behavior to improve customer experiences through better recommendations, search ranking, or song sequencing.



Key job responsibilities
As a member of the Amazon Music Machine Learning Team, you will be responsible for leading the effort to invent and improve the ways that customers engage with recommendations in Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music, or in their Amazon Music library. You will immerse yourself in a world where one works on creating interactive experiences using machine learning to help users find the music they are in the mood for. You will improve algorithms to pick the perfect tracks, albums, playlists, and stations to play, and build scalable data processing pipelines to help drive the experience. You will own scaling up successful prototypes, implementing reliable automated production workflows and integrations with visual and voice experiences.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
· 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
· 4+ years of professional software development experience
· 2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· 8+ years professional experience in software development
· Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem-solving, and complexity analysis
· Knowledge of, at least, one modern programming language such as Java, Python, Scala or C++
· Bachelor’s Degree/Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field
· Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
· Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
· Experience building workflows involving large datasets and/or machine learning models in production using distributed computing and big data processing concepts and technologies.
· Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers


Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/privacy_page) to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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