Software Development Engineer, PrimeVideo Ad & Audience Measurement (PAAM) @ Services LLC - New York, NY

Job Overview

6 days ago

Software Development Engineer, PrimeVideo Ad & Audience Measurement (PAAM) Services LLC - New York, NY

  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.
  • 1+ years of experience in software development

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, Python, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.

Job summary
=High-level summary of Prime Video Business=
Would you like to shape the future of the video entertainment industry for movies, TV and live sports events? Does solving complex problems within large scale systems excite you? If you answered yes, we have an opportunity for you!
Prime Video is disrupting the traditional television and movie industry with a growing library of high-quality media. Prime Video launched in 2007 and has quickly become a strategic priority for the company, reflected in the service’s recent expansion into over 240 countries and territories worldwide. Amazon invests in acquiring, producing and programming TV shows, movies and live events including must-see exclusive series like Hunters, The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Man in the High Castle, UFC, English Premier League, Thursday Night Football and more.

=Team Summary=
PrimeVideo Ad & Audience Measurement (PAAM) team
owns ad & audience measurement aspects for PV and its tenants to support ad-monetization. Both these functions are high-impact since they directly impact Amazon's bottom (revenue) and top line (profits).
  • Ad Measurement tech includes ad-beacon proxying and reporting services (TEVS, TEFS, TERS) across VOD, Live and Linear HLS/DASH, Live Sye, Draper and Twitch.
  • Audience Measurement includes S2S integration with 3P partners like Nielsen e.g. DTVR and DCR.
  • Ad Analytics cater to building tools and capabilities to enable internal teams, business stakeholders and customers to get a holistic view of E2E Video Ads ecosystem in Prime Video. Apart from providing visibility via dashboarding – we support capabilities to do ad-hoc analysis, alarming and real-time monitoring on petabytes of data.
You would be one of the founding members of the new PV Ad Analytics team.

=Tech Stack Summary=
We own services which are public-facing and in path of Playback for monetization of Video Ads. Our services interact with internal PV service (Playback Ads Stitching/COS, Gateway Service/PRS), Amazon services (Amazon Ad Exchange/AAX, Video Ads Entry Service/VAES, AWS EMT) and external services (FreeWheel, Google Ad Manager, Moat, etc).
Our architecture processes and stores hundreds of billions of events per day at petabyte scale, with obsessively high reliability and low operational-overhead. We leverage many Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies including EC2, S3, Kinesis, ElastiCache (Redis), Lambda, Athena, WAF, SQS, etc.

By submitting your application here, you can apply once to be considered for multiple Software Engineer openings across various Amazon teams. If you are successful in passing through the initial application review and assessment, you will be asked to submit your career and personal preferences so that our dedicated recruiters can match you to the right role based on these preferences.

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $143,700- $194,400/yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

Key job responsibilities
Successful Software Engineer candidates have a solid background in modern programming languages, distributed system design, service-oriented architecture, and high scalability. Experience in Big Data is a plus. Equally important is the ability to multi-task, invent, create reliable and maintainable code, and find creative, scalable solutions to difficult problems.

You would be one of the founding members of the new PV Ad Analytics team and problems we are trying to solve require building below capabilities ground-up-
  • Data Ingesting of fast moving (high-throughput event) data from disparate sources.
  • Deploying compute engine (e.g. Apache Flink) and doing real-time join on high-throughput streaming datasets.
  • Selecting/Developing/Deploying datastore for analytics backend (e.g. Apache Druid, Amazon Timestream)
  • Front-end development for users to interact with data using dashboarding and reporting features.

About the team
Our mission is to build and operate the most innovative Video Ads streaming technology stack that provides the best customer-centric streaming experience for VOD, Linear and Live globally. We invent and implement technologies that deliver a flawless and seamless ad experience without compromising the customer’s streaming experience on variety of devices. We commit to our values of respect and integrity by creating a work environment that is supportive, diverse, inspiring, and inclusive.

We have an exciting roadmap which includes:
  • Delivering a world class NFL experience as part of our exclusive Thursday Night Football deal.
  • Expanding Globally with system characteristics of being scale-proof, highly resilient and available, yet with a low operational overhead. As an example, we are investing in moving our system to Cellular architecture, enabling regional failovers, etc.
  • Self-service onboarding of linear and VOD channels.
  • Innovate ad experiences for the customer.

You would be one of the founding members of the new PV Ad Analytics team.

  • Experience solving Big Data problems.
  • Experience/exposure in the Video Playback and Ads space.
  • Experience with distributed computing.
  • Experience or interest in Cloud Computing and other emerging technologies
  • Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
  • 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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