Monday, February 07, 2005

Interview with Amazon

Very cool, *dreams of seatle* Ooo:

Hi Richard,

We received your resume and are very interested in speaking with you about a full time Software Development Engineer position here at in Seattle (Job Description Attached).

The interview process will involve two separate phone interviews. The second one will be scheduled following the results of the previous phone interview.

Once you have completed two phone interviews, we would then fly you out to Seattle for a full day of interviews.

If you're interested, please reply to this e-mail message with a few potential 60-minute time slots when we could connect during the next five business days
and the best telephone number (and time zone) where you can be reached. Once I schedule your interview, I will send you an email with the name of the interviewer and the time they will call you.

Please send me a soft copy of your resume.

Also, please answer the following questions for me.

1. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? Yes or No
2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment status
(e.g. new H-1B visa)? Yes or No

If "Yes", please check one of the following to indicate your current status:
a. J-1: If J-1, do you have a two-year home return requirement? Yes or No
b. F-1: If F-1, how many months are you eligible for on your Employment Authorization Card (EAD)? ___ When is the EAD expiration date?___ Have you applied for OPT or CPT?
c. L-1A/L-1B
d. H-1B
e. Adjustment of Status/Pending Green Card Application
f. Other: If Other, please explain:__________

Let me know if you have any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Software Development Engineer Job Description:

Impact: As a member of the development team, you'll be given the opportunity to have direct impact on the evolution of the Amazon e-commerce platform and lead mission critical projects early in your career. Your design, code and raw smarts will contribute to solving some of the most complex technical challenges in the areas of distributed systems, data mining, optimization, scalability, security and tweaking algorithms, just to name a few.

Innovation: Are you seeking an environment where you can drive innovation? Are you interested in finding the best intersection of features vs. performance? Are you up to the task of delivering innovative technology that offers millions of unique products to thousands of suppliers, to tens of millions of customers around the world? Many of the technical challenges Amazon encounters have never been dealt with before on this scale, if at all. Come help lead the way in e-commerce innovation.

Technology: Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform). Well-versed in Perl and SQL. Distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases. Optimization mathematics (linear programming, nonlinear optimization). Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions. Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly. Previous technical internship preferred. Computer Science/Computer Engineering degree (or related technical discipline). Graduate degree a plus.

Company Description: was founded in July 1994 with a vision of building the Earth's most customer-centric company where visitors can find and discover anything they want to buy online. That vision has grown from an online bookstore run out of Bezos' garage to a Fortune 500 company operating in six countries with a selection that includes millions of products in an ever-growing number of categories. leverages its $900 million investment in technology to offer its customers unparalleled shopping experiences. Based in Seattle, has hundreds of software engineers working on some of the most interesting technical challenges on the planet. As a member of our team, you'll be part of the evolution of e-commerce and learn from industry leaders. You'll be joining a scientific culture focused on achieving aggressive goals. Many of the challenges we encounter have never been dealt with before on this scale, if at all.

1 comment:

Axton said...

:green with envy: