• Software Dev Engineer, Free Search Traffic

    Company/Location (search) CN-11-Beijing
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/16/2018 10:44 PM)
    Job ID
    667084
    Company
    Amazon (China) Holding Company Limited
  • Job Description

    The Free Search Traffic Technology(FST) team at Amazon is looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer to innovate in the search engine optimization (SEO) and landing page optimization (LPO) space. The team is responsible for optimizing and enhancing Amazon retail sites Worldwide to maximize free traffic from search engines and to improve the landing page experience for search referred customers using innovative LPO techniques.
    Given the scale, breadth of offerings, and number of international Amazon retail sites, our SEO challenge is unique and goes far beyond the traditional SEO best practices. The team works to find algorithmic/scalable ways to increase the traffic and sales we get through natural search results, working with industry experts and resources to apply the latest SEO/LPO techniques and insights to Amazon's websites and optimizing the user experience of the Amazon landing page from search engines. We have aggressive goals and a highly effective team focused on moving fast and delivering results.
    We are looking for an outstanding individual who combines superb technical, communication, and analytical capabilities with a demonstrated ability to get the right things done quickly and effectively. The ideal candidate for the team is a thinker and a doer : someone who loves sophisticated algorithms and mathematical precision, but at the same time enjoys implementing real systems, and is motivated by the prospect of spectacular business returns. This person must be comfortable working with a team of software development engineers to raise the bar of the software quality we deploy to the website.
    Specific job responsibilities will include:
    - Design and development of big data systems and distributed web services.
    - Work with other teams around Amazon to improve platform support for search engine friendly URLs, content elements and efficient crawling/index indications.
    - Design and build large scale metrics systems used to track traffic from search engines, trends in search terms, conversion and other key traffic metrics.
    - Design and build dynamic website components used to improve ranking and indexing of Amazon pages
    - Design and build machine-learning systems to optimize the landing page experience and improve sales conversion for free search traffic

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related fields
    • 2+ years relevant industry experience
    • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
    • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
    • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, Python, or Perl

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Knowledge and experience with large scale map reduce based data processing frameworks like Hadoop.
    - Knowledge and experience with cloud services like Amazon EC2, Windows Azure etc.
    - Experience in building components of a large commercial search engine – For eg crawling, indexing, run time query parsing, relevance ranking etc.
    - Knowledge and experience with one of the following areas: machine learning, data mining, computational statistics, statistical modeling, web analytics, pattern recognition
    - Hands-on experience on HTML, JavaScript and JQuery
    - Experience with scripting languages Perl/Python in a Linux/Unix environment
    - Proven ability to manage competing priorities in a dynamic environment
    - Effective working in a team as well as independently
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