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Software Development Engineer II - TRMS

Amazon United States

Want to join a team that saves tens of millions of dollars per year for Amazon and uses cutting edge technology including data mining and big data… Amazon

9 days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Silk

Amazon United States

Amazon Silk is the AWS-backed browser that powers Kindle Fire devices. It is based on the Chromium Open Source project and, as such, developers… Amazon

11 days ago

Software Development Engineer II, in Test

Amazon United States

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS, you can requisition… Amazon

14 days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Test

Amazon United States

Want to work in a start-up environment with the resources of Amazon behind you? Are you interested in problems of scale, fascinated by machine… Amazon

12 days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Contribution Profit

Amazon United States

As a member of Amazon's WW Contribution Profit team, you'll play a key role in the evolution of our Profitability computations to solve the world's… Amazon

19 days ago

Software Development Engineer II - SEA or AUS

Amazon United States

Have you ever wondered how Amazon is able to combine multiple items into your shipment, no matter what items you choose to order? Ever wondered how… Amazon

14 days ago

Software Development Engineer II, Prime Now

Amazon United States

Prime Now is Amazon's newest benefit for Prime members, which offers one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of daily essentials through a new mobile… Amazon

19 days ago

Android Software Development Engineer II -comiXology

Amazon United States

Android Development Engineer ComiXology, has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics… Amazon

29 days ago

Software Development Engineer II, Logistics

Amazon United States

Amazon.com stores and sells millions of unique items with the goal of delivering them to customers as fast as possible while lowering costs for the… Amazon

18 days ago

Software Development Engineer

Amazon United States

The Amazon Automotive team is looking for a Software Development Engineer-II to… Amazon

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    Becoming a research company.

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist II in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)


    The company is growing and has recently increased the research staff significantly. Amazon is also unique in the size and scale of its operations from AWS to retail supply chains - you get data and problems that are an academic's dream. The company is result driven, and there is a high pressure, but you learn a lot about things you would never imagine from outside. In my time here, I have worked on cutting edge research to writing terrible code that has been deployed across the company. If you get on a good research team or important project, you can have a huge impact.


    It isn't really a research company - the typical academic (work on projects for months on end with no actual product) might find it a huge disappointment. There is no publishing mentality. Working on cutting-edge ideas is not encouraged if a heuristic or rule based approach is "good enough". Fancy theory doesn't impress anyone and doesn't give you credit unless it gets in to "production". The infrastructure for research are bad. No access to journals and papers, no cleaned up and pretty data sets. You have to write database queries against an aging database that the whole company is fighting for time with. If you join a team with a lot of researchers, you are in luck. If you join a team as the sole researcher, your manager might ask you to plan "agile" research scrums. The pay isn't enough to justify spending your Ph.D. on mundane projects. The company nickle-and-dimes you for everything, and benefits are almost non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Don't portray this as a research company and let people know up-front what they are getting in to. Treat your research staff better. I've seen talented people leave the company because they were expected to function like software developers working on a schedule with hard deliverables, and didn't get any intellectual satisfaction.

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