Amazon

Ny, seattle, sf
501+ employees
501+ engineers
Private funding
Exited (ipo)

Amazon is an electronic commerce and cloud computing company. AWS offers reliable, scalable cloud computing.

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Why join us?

  • Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company within the atmosphere of a start-up.

  • High impact on more than 75 million users.

  • An established and structured culture of mentorship to drive personal career growth during your time at Amazon.


Engineering at Amazon

Engineering team and processes

Imagine being a part of an agile team where your ideas have the potential to reach millions. Picture working on cutting-edge consumer-facing products, where every single team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process. Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. Welcome to Amazon Music, where ideas are born and come to life as Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music, and so much more.

Amazon Music reimagines music listening by enabling customers to unlock millions of songs, podcast episodes, and thousands of curated playlists and stations with their voice. 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.

Our team builds algorithms and systems that provide live, personalized experiences through the App and on Alexa. We improve customers' experience by recommending shows and creators tailored to their preferences, helping them discover serendipitous contents, providing relevant push notifications and optimizing user journeys.

Technical Challenges

Amazon has to work at massive scale and greater than 4 nines of uptime.

Projects you might work on
  • We build systems that are distributed on a large scale, spanning our music apps, web player, and voice-forward audio engagement on mobile and Amazon Echo devices, powered by Alexa to support our customer base. Amazon Music offerings are available in countries around the world, and our applications support our mission of delivering music to customers in new and exciting ways that enhance their day-to-day lives.

  • ART19 (an Amazon Company) is a leading audio platform, providing cutting-edge tools for on-demand hosting, distribution, ad serving, and audience measurement. At the intersection of publishers and advertisers, the company powers hundreds of millions of podcast downloads every month for the industry’s largest shows. ART19 enables publishers to manage all content and ad operations in one place, offering best-in-class targeting capabilities, seamless integration with listening platforms, and a flexible infrastructure to continuously enhance revenue opportunities for its clients. ART19 equips advertisers with services to reach audiences through smart targeting and custom ad creative capabilities.

  • Amazon’s newest mobile app, Amp, where anyone can host live radio shows with the music they love. Currently in beta in the US, Amp’s evolving how people discover and share music. Create a show, call-in, or bop along to some tunes – no subscription, additional hardware, or editing needed.

Tech stack
AWS
JVM
Docker
DynamoDB
Kotlin
Swift

Working at Amazon

Amazon ranked second in the Forbes World’s Best Employers list of 2020.

Diversity and Inclusion

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Perks & benefits
  • Beautiful Office
  • Health Insurance
  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • Visa Support
  • Workshops/Conferences
  • Generous Vacation

    Amazon offers 15 days initially to all its software developers and other warehouse employees. It increases to 20 days after completing a year. Once employees complete 6 years at the company, it goes up to 25 days annually. Employees can use this to take a break or spend more time with their families.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    All coding engineers and other employees at the company are eligible for a 10-week maternity leave, including a 4-week paid leave pre-birth.

Our Team by the Numbers

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