• Search Engineer

    勤務地 JP-13-Meguro
    掲載日 7 months ago(2018-05-18 19:56)
    Job ID
    Amazon Japan G.K.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
  • Job Description

    Amazon Search is building the search engine used for product search on the Amazon shopping site, worldwide. The team in Japan is involved in a range of areas with impact on the search engine globally, including the heuristics and machine learning systems used to generate and rank search results, natural language processing for many languages, and UX features of the search frontend.
    We are looking for highly motivated engineers interested in delivering the next level of innovation to product search for Amazon. The position is based in the Amazon Japan Meguro (Tokyo) office.
    As a Software Engineer for Search, you will lead the design, implementation and delivery of search features on Amazon worldwide, helping millions of customers every day to find quickly what they are looking for, and to discover products they didn't even know Amazon carried. Your improvements to the product search engine will include tailoring search for global marketplaces, using advanced techniques and tools to mine petabytes of data, and running experiments to detect important areas of improvement and measure success. You will be designing solutions, sometimes from the ground up, that scale to efficiently handle billions of queries and items each day. You will be working closely with international teams of bright and talented people all over the world, both in business and in technology. The software that you develop, supported by industrial scale development tools, integrates smoothly and efficiently into one of the largest code bases in the world and runs in data centers worldwide. By joining us, you will help to build up global development expertise in a team of engineers based in Tokyo working on solutions used locally, and worldwide.
    Besides possessing excellent software engineering skills, you must be an innovative thinker and a strong communicator. Working in this position will involve collaborating with English speaking engineers in the US, Europe, China, India and other places.

    Your areas of responsibility include:

    • Designing and implementing new search features and the systems behind them, including the integration of data gathering and big-data analysis systems with our large-scale search engine
    • Perform analysis of data and metrics relevant to the search engine
    • Gathering search-technology related requirements from business owners, other tech teams, as well as by analyzing customer feedback
    • Engaging in tech knowledge transfer with other teams
    • Working with teams worldwide on global project

    Your benefits:

    • The opportunity to work for a major online retailer
    • An engaging work environment with excellent career opportunities
    • A competitive salary including stock units and other benefit

    Are you interested? We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please submit your application including your CV and cover letter in English. Don't forget to state your earliest start date

    Basic Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Very good English skills (including the ability to read and write technical papers in English)
    • Fluency in spoken Japanese
    • University degree in computer science or related field, advanced degree preferred
    • 6 years coding experience in C++, Java, Python and/or Scala, including working with version control systems, ticket systems and as part of a larger team
    • 5 years industry experience or significant open-source programming experience related to search technology, big-data processing (e.g. using Spark)
    • A firm understanding of basic programming principles, data structures, Linux, web technologies and relational databases
    • A genuine passion for improving the Amazon search quality as part of an exciting and dynamic team

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Domain expertise in one or more of the following areas are highly welcome:
    • Information retrieval / search engine technology
    • Experience using AWS, e.g. Dynamo DB
    • Knowledge and experience in large scale system design, distributed computing, system integration and setting up services
    • 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 in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
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