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Monday, February 20, 2017

Amazon's Cataloging Job: Without LIS & Metadata Education!

Ads -- Browse the basic  qualifications at Amazon’s Catalog group needs (part of the search and discovery organization); minus LIS' (i.e., skills, education, expertise, etc.)
  • Digital Music Catalog Specialist, Amazon Digital Music


    - Diligent work ethic and attention to detail
    - Strong personal integrity
    - Excellent written and oral communication
    - Familiarity with managing product flow in a digital supply chain – maximizing efficiency, reducing cycle time, maintaining quality, etc.
    - Customer Service and Technical Support experience preferred.
    - Strong technical aptitude and expertise with MS Windows, MS Office tools including MS-Excel. Experience with SQL a plus.
    - Familiarity with common digital media formats and digital transmission methods such as FTP and SFTP
    - Team player with demonstrated capability to work in a cross-functional environment.
    - Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to get things done.
    - College degree or equivalent work experience preferred up to 2 years; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    - Able to diagnose technical issues on a variety of platforms and tools in order to address and troubleshoot chronic system problems.
  • Software Engineer, Catalog Product Classification

    Bachelor’s Degree or above in Computer Science or related field
    5+ years’ professional experience in software development
    Strong Computer Science fundamentals, including object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, and complexity analysis
    Strong problem solving skills
    Proficiency in at least one object-oriented programming language such as Java
    Knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    Experience building software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers

  • Technical Program Manager - Item Data Authority

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Math or related field
    • 5+ years professional experience in software development
    • 3+ years in technical program management (Experience owning a program/product/feature, scoping requirements, planning milestones, project management and working with technical teams)
    • 2+ years of experience in data collection (SQL) and data analysis (scripting language like Perl, Python or similar)
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    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Computer science/Math or related field
    • 7+ years professional experience in software development
    • 5+ years in technical program management (Experience owning a program/product/feature, scoping requirements, planning milestones, project management and working with technical teams)
    • Proven analytical thinking, skills in metrics creation and project management, attention to details, and exceptional organizational skills
    • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Strong fundamentals in object-oriented design, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    • Experience with Scrum or Agile development a plus
    • High level familiarity with data mining or machine learning
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