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Sr. Software Development Engineer - JP Consumer Tech

Sr. Software Development Engineer - JP Consumer Tech

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Amazon Japan G.K.
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Software Development Engineer to serve as a technical leader and hands-on contributor in the Japan Consumer Experience (JPCX) team. While JPCX will be your home, your influence will reach across the Japan Consumer Technology organization, providing consultation and coaching support across several teams. In addition, this role will be focused on bringing Machine Learning capabilities to the org, by working with Data Scientists to design and deploy effective Machine Learning strategies.

The ideal candidate needs to have strong technical influence with peers across the globe, junior engineers on the team and senior leadership and thus requires strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners). Creating a reliable, scalable, and high performance service requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, how the Web works, and practical experience building web-based applications on large-scale distributed systems are prerequisites to be successful in this job. You should be somebody who enjoys working on complex software systems, is customer-centric, and feels strongly about building and operationalizing good software. You should also have demonstrated hands-on experience building and deploying Machine Learning systems (with an emphasis on taking ML models and turning them into scalable, quantifiable, production systems).

Are you up for this challenge? Come join as a tech leader in our group!

About Us:
Japan Consumer Tech is a global software development group based in Tokyo, Japan. There are four core technical teams:
  • Fashion Technology team: is focused on building the best in-class experience for customers who shop for clothing, shoes, jewelry and watches on both desktop and mobile devices. We aspire to be the leader in fashion e-commerce and opportunistic on setting the standard. We develop features for browsing, search, detail page, and perform analytics to continuously improve the customer experience.
  • Mobile Shopping team: focuses on Japan specific initiatives in the mobile space. We work on features across all mobile platforms including mobile web, tablet, and phone applications. Our projects address two areas of customer need: invention and acceleration. We invent and innovate in areas that are specific to the Japanese mobile marketplace and work to accelerate the international expansion of globally beneficial mobile features.
  • Amazon Points team: is focused on providing a best in class loyalty points program for all product categories on In addition to working on the Points Platform, our team integrates and works with all of Amazon’s key systems including search, product detail pages, shopping cart, order pipeline, and customer service.
  • JP Consumer Experience (JPCX) team: accelerates feature and program parity, innovation, and, where appropriate, local differentiation across all of our existing and emerging international locales. We make sure that each of our websites is a thoughtful combination of Amazon known best practices and unique last mile engineering driven by Japan’s customers’ needs. Our work spans the technology stack from front-end customer experience to back-end service technology and has very high visibility to senior leadership with small teams owning high impact projects.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Hand-on experience in Machine Learning, Image Recognition, AI, and/or Neural Network
  • 6+ years of software product development experience
  • Deep understanding of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), large scale distributed systems, and object-oriented design and development
  • Demonstrated ability to ship large scale product to customers
  • Proven track record of designing, developing, and operating distributed systems at scale
  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as Ruby, Python, C, C++, C#, Java,R
  • Functional English fluency for technical cross-team engagement.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • 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
  • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
  • Experience influencing software engineers (within and outside own team) best practices
  • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between
  • Japanese fluency is a plus, but NOT a requirement.