Sr. Machine Learning Engineer, AWS Computer Vision Textract

Amazon Web Services
 Bellevue, WA


Job summary

Have you ever wanted to work on state-of-the-art Computer Vision and applied Machine Learning project that will make a lasting impact on society?

Do you have a passion for building software solutions? Do you want to work closely with teams of Software Development and Data Scientists?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking an innovative and results-oriented Sr. Machine Learning Engineer in our Textract team. Amazon Textract ( is a new AWS machine learning (ML) service that automatically extracts text, handwriting, and data from scanned documents. It goes beyond simple optical character recognition (OCR) to identify, understand, and extract data from forms and tables.

The engineering team owns the full-service stack and solves challenging problems around scaling, efficiency, and reliability to make sure our customers discover content they care from documents. We are constantly adding new capabilities to the service. The goal is to be the bleeding edge of a highly scalable technology that can analyze billions of images daily and provide rich analytics.

Do you want to leverage your Big Data, AppDev, or DevOps experience and apply it to state-of-the-art technologies in Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence?

We’re hiring technical Machine Learning Engineers to collaborate with our Data Scientists to deliver ground-breaking solutions for customers. We are looking for builders to support our efforts. We want to take your Data Engineering / Big Data / AppDev experience to a new level by exposing you to modern Machine Learning best practices and delivering AWS solutions in this high-demand field.

The ideal candidate will have deep experience in one or many of the following fields: Big Data Analytics, Data Management, Enterprise Application Development w/ serverless technologies, and IoT or Edge-Computing solutions. A familiarity with cloud solutions (not necessarily AWS) and DevOps is a must. This candidate will need a strong interest in machine learning, and will work with a team of data scientists to build end to end solutions. And, of course, the candidate MUST be willing to learn new technologies.

A commitment to team work, hustle, and communication skills are important in this role. Creating reliable, scalable, and high-performance ML / AI solutions requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS or Masters degrees in computer science, engineering, or related technical, math, or scientific field
  • 6+ years Application Development experience required with cloud technologies
  • 6+ years of Architecture experience: data pipelines, distributed computing engines
  • 6+ years of Software Development Experience: scripting languages (Python, R), database languages (SQL, PL/SQL, PG-PL/SQL), version control (GitHub, Bitbucket, AWS Code Commit, data structures, algorithms)
  • 6+ years of Machine Learning Experience: ML frameworks, ML algorithms (understanding of classification, regression, clustering, embedding, NLP, and computer vision)

Preffered Qualifications

  • 6+ years of Machine Learning Experience: ML algorithms, experience with training models, hyperparameter tuning, distributed model training, hosting and deployment of models, ML pipelines (able to whiteboard common components if ML pipelines)
  • 6+ years of Data Visualization experience: Python/R frameworks such as matplotlib, seaborn, ploty, ggplot2; JavaScript frameworks such as D3
  • 3+ years of Data Science experience: Python (NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, SciKit-learn, TensorFlow/PyTorch/MXNet
  • 6+ years of Machine Learning experience: supervised learning (regression), supervised learning (classification)

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