Senior Data Engineer

Seattle, Washington, USA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Prime Video is changing the way millions of customers interact with video content. Our team delivers high-quality video to Amazon customers through subscriptions (Amazon Prime) as well as purchases and rentals. Amazon believes so deeply in the mission of Video that we've launched our own studio to create original and exclusive content. Every day we face the challenges of a fast-paced market and expanding technology set. You will have the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit millions of Amazon.com customers worldwide.

A day in the life
As a data engineer in this team, you will take a leadership role in the data platform and you will solve big data warehousing problems on a massive scale. You will apply cloud-based AWS services to solve challenging problems around: big data processing, data warehouse design, and BI self-service. You will be part of a data engineering team that focuses on automation and optimization for all areas of DW/ETL maintenance and deployment. You will work closely with the business and technical teams in analysis on many non-standard and unique business problems and use creative problem solving to deliver actionable output. The role of data engineer in Amazon requires excellent technical skills in order to develop systems and tools to process data as well as, but not limited to, the ability to analyze data and develop reports. Your work will have a direct impact on the day-to-day decision making in the Prime Video team.

About the hiring group
Prime Videos is looking for a Data Engineer to join its core Data Engineering team. There are millions of videos watched each day by customers. The Data Engineering team presents exciting opportunities to work on very large data sets in one of the world's largest and most complex data lake and data warehouse environments. Our data warehouse is built on AWS cloud technology like EMR, S3 and Redshift for performing ETL processing on over 100+ TB of relational data in a matter of hours. Our team is serious about great design and redefining best practices with a cloud-based approach to scalability and automation.


Job responsibilities
· Develop and automate large scale, high-performance data processing systems (batch and/or streaming) using cloud based technologies
· Build scalable data pipelines leveraging S3, Lambda, Kinesis, AWS Glue
· Design data models for optimal storage and retrieval. Work closely with the business and technical teams in analysis on many non-standard and unique business problems and use creative problem solving to deliver actionable output
· Contribute to shared Data Engineering tooling & standards to improve the productivity and quality of output for Data Engineers across org
· Improve data quality by using & improving internal tools to automatically detect issues


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Basic Qualifications


· 5+ years of experience as a Data Engineer or in a similar role
· Experience with data modeling, data warehousing, and building ETL pipelines
· Experience in SQL

Preferred Qualifications

· 7+ years of industry experience as a Data Engineer or related specialty (e.g., Software Engineer, Business Intelligence Engineer, Data Scientist) with a track record of manipulating, processing, and extracting value from large datasets.
· Experience with hardware provisioning, forecasting hardware usage, and managing to a budget
· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex technology solutions to senior leadership, gain alignment, and drive progress
Job tags: AWS Big Data Business Intelligence Data pipelines Data Warehousing Engineering ETL Redshift SQL
Job region(s): North America
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