Software Development Engineer, Android Video Player
Prime Video’s Android Player team is looking for a talented engineer to help deploy cutting-edge AI/DL inference architectures and algorithms to improve customer quality of experience.
The Android Player team designs, implements and maintains high-performance software that powers video playback on millions of Android and Amazon Fire/Echo devices. We are responsible for the playback experience, quality, and performance from the time a customer presses play on a Prime Video title. Our software is designed to work seamlessly across a variety of devices/playing conditions and in a multitude of content consumption contexts, including live streaming, on-demand and ad-supported playback.
Key job responsibilities
You will be contributing to our teams' technical strategy, designing and developing reusable, object-oriented and performant software utilizing well-known patterns (MVC, Composite, Delegate, Protocol…) that may span multiple platforms, form factors, and resource challenges.
You will be exposed to the best experiences in mobile and multimedia software development as well as cutting-edge video streaming technologies such as audio/video codecs (AVC, HEVC, AAC, AC-3), DRM (Widevine, FairPlay, PlayReady), media frameworks (gstreamer, openMAX, iOS AV), streaming technologies (DASH, HLS, SmoothStreaming) and media container formats.
You will be contributing to our team’s technical strategy, integrating (or) designing and developing performant implementations of Edge AI/DL inference algorithms for video on appropriate inference-suitable processing elements (e.g. GPU, NPU) that may span multiple platforms, form factors, and resource challenges to achieve high quality, high frame-rate playback without any frame drops.
About the team
Our mission is to build and operate the most innovative video streaming technology stack that provides the best customer-centric streaming experience for VOD and Live globally and supports all business use cases (subscription, transactional, ad-supported). We invent and implement technologies that deliver a flawless, engaging streaming experience for our customers, using the fewest bits possible. We commit to our values of respect and integrity by creating a work environment that is supportive, diverse, inspiring, and inclusive.
- 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.
2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
The pay range for this position in Colorado is $143,700- $194,400/yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.
not required but nice to haves
- Experience with convolutional neural networks and their pruning and quantization
- Experience with compressed representation of neural networks and frameworks for conveying their architectures to an edge device
- Experience developing, releasing and maintaining a mobile app or mobile OS
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