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Amazon Senior Software Dev. Engineer, AWS Elemental, Elemental Video Engine in Santa Clara, California


AWS Elemental is an Amazon Web Services company that combines deep video expertise with the power and scale of the cloud. We are looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer focused on video compression to build advanced video processing functions.

As a Senior Video Compression Development Engineer, you will write great code to process our customers’ video and metadata. You’ll work on cutting edge compression technologies like VVC, AV1, VP9, HEVC, high dynamic range video, and enhancement filters. You will work on a focused team with clear leadership and a direct ability to solve our customers’ problems and enable their success. Your work will have a broad reach. Your code will process thousands of video streams around the world, and the final output will be enjoyed by millions of viewers. The full resources of Amazon Web Services are available to us and the only limit is our imagination.

Key job responsibilities

  • Improving the quality per bit in our home-grown video encoders.

  • Design and implement improved video filters, whether this be a scaler, deinterlacer, or a brand new perceptual filter

  • Improve compute performance of our video processing

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Santa Clara, CA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience

  • 5+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team

  • 5+ years of video codec development experience, particularly AV1, HEVC, H.264 and MPEG2

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

  • Experience with SSE/AVX2/NEON is a plus

  • Practical experience applying ML to solve complex problems in an applied environment

  • Experience designing and implementing video filters

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $134,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $261,500/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.