Software Engineer / SDE II, Chime SDK Video Research Engineering

US, CA, Virtual Location - California

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Job summary
The Advanced Technology Group, within the Amazon Chime team, is the cornerstone of the AWS Center for Audio and Video Excellence. Our charter is to think big, re-imagine, re:Invent, problem solve, innovate and deliver novel, state-of-the-art solutions to audio and video problems. We are interested in all aspects of audio and video technology, and we leverage the latest Machine Learning (ML) and Signal Processing (DSP) techniques to surprise and delight our customers. Our applications include real-time audio/video communications, audio/video scene analysis, anomaly detection, audio/speech/music/image/video processing, enhancement, analysis, synthesis and coding.

We reach our customers in multiple ways. Our work feeds directly into the Amazon Chime SDK, which now has worldwide adoption and rapid growth. We also contribute Amazon Chime Meetings and power other AWS and Amazon multimedia offerings. In addition, we are building and launching new standalone AWS cloud services to put our technology directly into the hands of builders and customers. We have the nimbleness of a small startup outfit, but, at the same time, the immense resources of AWS - the world leader in cloud computing - behind us as well. If you want to have a profound and direct impact on the end customer experience, this is the team to be on!

We have a world-class, award-winning team of research scientists, applied scientists, research engineers and software engineers, and we are looking to hire and grow in all of these job families.

In particular, we are looking for deeply experienced software engineers to build and launch new AWS services in the audio and video domains. The successful candidate will be well versed in all aspects of software development, and familiar with building out data planes as well as control planes, and ensuring that these are fully functional and operational at all times. We are also interested in engineers with deep experience in client platforms such as JavaScript in Browsers, iOS, Android, Windows, or MacOS.

About Us

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.


Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.






Basic Qualifications


  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.

BS/MS in CS, EE or a related technical field

Preferred Qualifications


· MS/PhD in CS, EE or a related technical field

· Strong software design and development skills

· Experience working effectively with science, data processing, and software engineering teams

· Proven track record of innovation and delivering efficient production worthy code

· Entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong architectural and problem solving skills.

· Excellent written and spoken communication skills.



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.



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.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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