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Phone Interview Questions:

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  • What is the group members’ favorite framework and programming languages?

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Jeff Bezos Letter to Stakeholders


  • Hire and Develop the Best
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    • Will this person raise the average level of effectiveness of the group they’re entering?
    • Along what dimension might this person be a superstar?


  • Customer Obsession
  • Ownership
  • Think big: Long-term value > Short-term value
  • Earn Trust


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  • Dive Deep: judgement-based decision making


  • Disagree and commit
  • Bias for Action

Business Intelligence Engineer - Prime Video Product and Tech Finance

Industry Research - Streaming
What does Business Intelligence Engineer do in Amazon?



You will be responsible for end to end production of key business reporting to leadership on a weekly basis, building scalable data solutions to complex problems and performing ad-hoc deep dives to better understand and value performance metrics.

In doing so, you will partner with key stakeholders from Finance, Product and Tech as well as data engineering and analytics teams globally.

This opportunity is ideal for a driven individual who is passionate about technology, video entertainment and looking for a challenge in a high growth, new business environment.

Some of the key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Business Reporting: Ownership of the end to end production of business review reporting; from developing and maintaining data structures, monitoring pipelines and building Tableau/QuickSight/Excel reports.
  • Business Translation: Gather business requirements and translate these into scalable solutions that work well within the overall data architecture.
  • Business Metrics: Providing informed analysis, insight and recommendations around our business metrics to drive optimization and more effective decision making.
  • Data Engineering: Design and implement large-scale data structures to support the business needs.
  • Data Analysis: Proactive investigation and root cause analysis of areas of interest, concern, or any unusual trends in business metrics.
  • Team Work with Tech: Build strong relationships with data engineering and analytics teams to enhance upstream data sources and develop data processes to enable more scalable and accurate reporting.
  • Documentation: Produce comprehensive documentation for dataset and business metrics.
  • Data Engineering: Managing redshift data cluster performance by creating and monitoring reporting, ensuring processes are optimized and promoting best practices to users.
  • Team Work with None-tech: Supporting the Finance and Business teams as required on ad hoc and longer term analysis requests.

· Educated to degree level in a math, statistics, computer science or equivalent technical field.
· BI, Database, Data Warehousing: Will have relevant experience in a business intelligence role, including data warehouse and business intelligence tools, techniques and technology.
· SQL: Evidence of expert proficiency in large database manipulation through SQL
· Tableau, Python: Must have experience with Tableau, Python.
· Redshift: Experience with Redshift including complex querying, analytical functions, and database tuning for optimal query performance with large data sets.
· Excel: Excellent MS Excel
· Data Science: Must show evidence of using data to inform decisions.
· Project Experience: Must have a demonstrable track record of delivering results.
· English: Must demonstrate fluency in English language both written and verbal

· MBA or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or related field


  • Video Market Research
  • Self Research: Amazon Prime Video
  • Competitors Research: Netflix
  • SQL (window function, self-join, case when, aggregate function)
    • JOIN difference
    • JOIN result
    • Explain pk, fk, partition key
    • Explain RANK() & DENSE__RANK()
    • Query tuning & optimization
  • Python
    • two sum
    • define max/min function
    • dictionary/counter count word counts
  • ML: What you did
  • Stats: Z-Score, P Value, Confusion Metrics… AWS Certified Machine Learning
  • Case: LP
  • Metrics Design: quantify parameter…

Key Metrics

  • Communication