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Software Development Engineer, CMAX, Recruiting Engine

Full Time
6 days ago
Job summary
Are you seeking a job where your work will have massive impact? Want to join a new team and build an awesome new product that will change people's lives? Come and be a pioneer-leader on a team that is building a product that will touch millions of job applicants annually.

Automated Questions is a new product being developed by CMAX within Recruiting Engine with the aim of helping Amazon recruitment become more effective, delivering a better candidate experience to the 26M+ job applicants annually. Automated Questions is a green-field product that will combine machine learning and process improvement to make a fundamental improvement to recruitment at scale within Amazon.

Automated Questions leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of services such as Lambda, Amazon S3 and Amazon Kinesis to provide a hand-off-the-wheel, easy-to-use, extensible, and natural recruiter experience, while significantly enhancing the candidate:role discovery journey. With this technology, we will transform the way applicants find and apply for jobs at Amazon.

We have an exciting charter in front of us that includes solving highly complex engineering and algorithmic problems. We are looking for a passionate and talented Software Engineer to join us and be a technical leader for a team innovating to deliver this new service, addressing customer needs to build modern, user-focused product on our roadmap. This position offers a rare opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing product in the run-up to launch, and help shape the technology and product as we grow. You will be playing a crucial role in enabling your team as they develop and support the product, with the opportunity to deliver scaleable, resilient systems while maintaining a constant customer focus.

Key job responsibilities
As a Software Engineer you'll be part of a new team building out a new product. You'll be responsible for helping define and deliver the technical goals with the team and be part of an environment that promotes excellence, and provides a nurturing, creative, and curiousity-driven space. You'll have a passion for operational excellence, a solid understanding of software development and the SDLC alongside practical industry experience, working across the stack with technology involving modern web, SOA, databases, AI, ML, Big Data and more. Experience with Machine Learning would be a huge bonus as your team will comprise a mixture of other Software Development Engineers and Applied Scientists working together to solve complex engineering and science challenges.

A day in the life
Your team places value on work-life balance. Most days, the team is co-located in the office, but you're also flexible when people occasionally need to work from home. Generally, the team keep core in-office hours from 10am to 4pm. About half of the team come in earlier and the other half stay later.

Your daily routine will include meetings with the team to discuss challenges and solutions as well as heads down solution building and delivering the technical components for the team's product,

About the team
Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our engineers, scientists, and leaders, truly enjoy mentoring and supporting one another, with a fully matrix-style support network. Everyone is a leader!

Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. We believe that an inclusive and welcoming culture help us build better services and better teams.

We're looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we've been building.


  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, 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.


  • Excellent technical, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Experience with Machine Learning tools and practices
  • Experience delivering large scale software product releases

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, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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