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Software Development Engineer, Site Tools

Software Development Engineer, Site Tools

Job ID 
356007
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
11/5/2015
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Consumer - Sellers Plus

Job Description

The Site Tools team provides tools for developing, creating, and managing what customers see on all Amazon sites. Our customers are website designers, development teams, and site merchandisers: They use our team's software to create and customize text, pictures, rich media, and all manner of dynamic content widgets. Once this is done, our scheduling and content-delivery systems go to work, ensuring that the right pieces of content appear on the right web pages, in the right places at the right times. Our customers always have access to content performance data, so that they can respond to rapidly changing business needs. Our team's products are engineered with reuse and extensibility in mind, and many other teams have incorporated our APIs into their own products. The work that we do directly affects Amazon's bottom line, by driving millions in revenue annually.

Ideal candidates are self-motivating, have solid object-oriented development skills, and have experience working in both front-end, back end and mobile technologies. Site Tools is seeking software developers who possess the ability to act as technical leads throughout the development process and help evolve our tools for tomorrow.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of education
  • 2+ years professional experience in software development
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
  • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or Perl

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Experience building mobile software applications
  • 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
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.
  • Experience developing software for Service Oriented Architectures
  • Experience developing software using a relational database
  • Experience with Web 2.0 technologies (Ajax, JSON, CSS and JavaScript)