Data Engineer

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Title Data Engineer
Categories Full Time, Rekindle, Returnee Program
Hiring Company Amazon
Location Bangalore
Job Information


“Many of the problems we face have no textbook solution, and so we-happily-invent new ones.”  – Jeff Bezos – a place where builders can build. We hire the world's brightest minds and offer them an environment in which they can invent and innovate to improve the experience for our customers. A Fortune 100 company based in Seattle, Washington, Amazon is the global leader in e-commerce. Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to apparel and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and United States, and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.

Technological innovation drives the growth of Amazon, offering our customers more selection, convenient shopping, and low prices. Amazon Web Services provides developers and small to large businesses access to the horizontally scalable state of the art cloud infrastructure like S3, EC2, AMI, CloudFront and SimpleDB, that powers Developers can build any type of business on Amazon Web Services and scale their application with growing business needs.

We want you to help share and shape our mission to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of invention that is part of our DNA. We do this every day by inventing elegant and simple solutions to complex technical and business problems. We're making history and the good news is that we've only just begun.

About Amazon India:

Amazon teams in India work on complex business challenges to innovate and create efficient solutions that enable various Amazon businesses, including Amazon websites across the world as well as support Payments, Transportation, and Digital products and services like the Kindle family of tablets, e-readers and the store. We are proud to have some of the finest talent and strong leaders with proven experience working to make Amazon the Earth’s most customer-centric company.

We made our foray into the Indian market with the launch of, enabling retailers in India to advertise their products to millions of Indian shoppers and drive targeted traffic to their stores. In June 2013, we launched for shoppers in India. With, we endeavor to give customers more of what they want – low prices, vast selection, fast and reliable delivery, and a trusted and convenient online shopping experience. In just over a year of launching our India operations, we have expanded our offering to over 18 million products across 36 departments and 100s of categories! Our philosophy of working backwards from the customers is what drives our growth and success.

We will continue to strive to become a trusted and meaningful sales and logistics channel for retailers of all sizes across India and a fast, reliable and convenient online shopping destination for consumers. For us, it is always “Day 1” and we are committed to aggressively invest over the long-term and relentlessly focus on raising the bar for customer experience in India. Amazon India offers opportunities where you can dive right in, work with smart people on challenging problems and make an impact that contributes to the lives of millions. Join us so you can - Work Hard, Have Fun and Make History.

Job Description:

Amazon Music is awash in data! To help make sense of it all, the Data Authority and Warehouse team enables repeatable, easy, in depth analysis of music customer behaviors. We reduce the cost in time and effort of analysis, data set building, model building, and user segmentation. Our goal is to empower all teams at Amazon to make data driven decisions and effectively measure their results by providing high quality, highly available data, and democratizing data access through self-service tools.

If you love the challenges that come with big data then this role is for you. We collect billions of events a day, manage hundreds of terabytes of data on Redshift, Oracle, and S3, and develop data pipelines using SQL based ETL, Java/Scala Spark-EMR, and Java services. And we are just getting started!

You are a talented, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Data Engineer who wants to take on big challenges in an agile way. Duties include data modeling and information design, ETL on Redshift using SQL, ETL using python/scala/java MR jobs on Spark/EMR, fact and dimension development and maintenance, and Tableau setup, administration, and development. With the launch of Amazon Music Unlimited and the continued growth of Amazon Prime Music, providing high quality data to our internal customers has a direct impact on the quality of our customer experience.

We focus our development on core platform features our internal customers need and deal in AWS technologies like Redshift, S3, EMR, EC2, DynamoDB, and Kinesis Firehose for the rest. In 2017 this team will help design and deliver the next generation big data platform, and roll out the Data Authority service for master data management. If these sound like the right kind of challenges for you, please apply today!

Basic qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics or a similar quantitative field
  • 3+ years of work experience in relevant field (Data Engineer, BI Engineer, DW Engineer, Software Engineer, etc.)
  • Experience with a DW technology (Oracle, Teradata, Netezza etc.) and relevant data modeling best practice
  • Experience building ETL and familiarity with design principles
  • Excellent SQL skills
  • Proficiency in a major programming language (e.g. Java/C) and/or a scripting language (scala/perl/python)
  • Experience with map reduce SPARK/EMR
  • Strong communication skills and ability to discuss the product with PMs and business owners
  • Experience with business requirements gathering for data sourcing
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