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Sr. Data Engineer at Amazon (Seattle, WA)

Amazon Photos helps consumers preserve and re-live a lifetime of memories. The service comes with unlimited photo storage for Prime members and we have apps on iOS, Android, Web, Desktop, Fire Tablet & Fire TV. The service is integrated into Alexa devices such as Echo Show and Echo Spot. Photos is Amazons latest digital service released on the heels of the Amazons Music and Video offerings and is poised for growth. The team is looking for a motivated Data Engineer to help build a Data Lake with distributed compute capabilities, including processes for optimized data retention, archival, and retrieval.

This role requires the individual to bring a solid Big Data background and skillset, an established analytical framework, deep knowledge of business intelligence solutions, and ability to work under ambiguous circumstances. Successful candidate will have strong passion for data and analytics with strong attention to detail, an ability to work in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, and driven by a desire to innovate Amazons approach to this space.


The ideal candidate for this role will write this as their introductory email:
I have worked as a Data Engineer for 5+ years and have been a key member of team [X] that was responsible for building and maintaining a Data Lake with distributed compute capabilities using open source architecture and Big Data platforms such as EMR, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, DynamoDB among others (Ownership, Learn and Be Curious, Dive Deep). In this capacity, I have designed, implemented, and maintained a cutting-edge and cost-effective data-infrastructure for large scale data, created and managed large datasets by extracting, transforming, merging, and loading data from various heterogeneous data sources. I have put in place processes to help maintain data integrity, availability, and auditability. I played a key role in managing AWS resources and driving the adoption of new technologies and best practices with respect to Big Data (Deliver Results, Earn Trust). I have also been involved with the Business Intelligence team in improving our processes, putting in systems in place for scaling BI reporting and building automation (Invent and Simplify, Insist on High Standards). I am excited by the early stage nature of Amazon Photos and excited to contribute in an entrepreneurial environment.