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Software Development Engineer, Java, C++ Linux

Software Development Engineer, Java, C++ Linux

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

Would you like to experience what it would have felt like to join Amazon in 1995? is currently Amazon’s fastest growing marketplace and our engineering team is at the forefront of accelerating global innovation that improves marketplace competitiveness. We are actively looking for sharp, experienced engineers who have the drive and innovative spirit as we build the next generation marketplace promotions platform.
As a member of the engineering team based out of Seattle, you'll play a key role in the evolution of the platform to solve the most complex technical challenges, large-scale computing, distributed systems and web applications - to name a few.

As a seasoned software engineer on the team you will be instrumental in setting the technical direction of this strategic initiative and help with mentoring other members on the team and designing solutions that integrate with multiple critical Amazon services. The solution you will build impacts all aspects of the business ranging from inventory planning and procurement to customer and seller experience on a brand new website. This is a multi-year strategic initiative for Amazon with direct impact on a multi-billion dollar business.

Are you seeking an environment where you can drive innovation? Do you want to better understand how Amazon fosters customer trust and competes globally with its promotion decisions? Does the challenge of applying state-of-the-art computer science to define/design/build tools powered by large scale systems that solve real-world problems interest you? Do you have a passion for taking complex business inputs and processes and designing best-in-class workflows and interfaces which deliver simple, seamless user experiences? To meet these challenges, our team is looking for passionate and innovative software development engineers with a blend of technical, analytical and design skills who will work with other software engineers, project managers, product managers and cross-functional teams to help build out the next generation promotion platform for Amazon.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Design, implementation, and deployment of applications and services that impact the business with an emphasis on Payments, Customer Account Management, Merchant platform and e-Commerce website development.
  • Expert knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices.
  • Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
  • Work extensively with cross-functional teams across Amazon’s website, ecommerce and fulfillment platform on the design and development of core platform functionality
  • Work with the business team and project managers to convert functional requirements into detailed technical specifications.
  • Work with engineers both onsite and offsite to define technical tasks and build detailed implementation plans.
  • Participate in and provide design inputs towards the Platform initiative for streamlining international expansions.
The ideal candidate will be a leader, builder and operator. He/she should be able to operate in a very fast paced environment where time to hit market is super critical. The leader needs to balance technical leadership and savvy with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology choices.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience;
  • 1+ years of Software Development experience;
  • Excellent object-oriented design and coding skills (Java, C++ on a UNIX or Linux platform)
  • Software development background including design patterns, data structures, test driven development
  • Solid Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Software development experience in JSP, Spring, AWS, S3, SQS, building web services and highly scalable applications
  • Knowledge of Perl or other scripting languages a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • Previous experience in designing low latency services.
  • Experience in e-commerce and Deep hands-on technical expertise
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches.