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Sr. Software Development Engineer - comiXology

Sr. Software Development Engineer - comiXology

Job ID 
US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
Iconology, Inc. d/b/a comiXology
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Content/Device

Job Description

Sr. Software Development Engineer
New York, NY, United States

ComiXology, an, Inc. subsidiary, is looking for passionate, experienced software developers to join us in building a new product and service. This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting business that will bring Comics to a much wider audience around the world and re-architect the existing stack to add new features and delight these customers. We need highly skilled Software Development Engineers who are passionate about creating an amazing customer experience by building rock solid web services.

What You’ll Do:
  • You’ll be part of a world-class team in a fast-paced environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up.
  • Design, re-architect and build the operational scalability that sustains the platform's insane growth.
  • Set and lead standards in design
  • Help mentor junior developers
  • Interact with senior leadership.
  • Be surrounded and interact with people who are wickedly smart, passionate about comics
  • Believe that a world-class user experience is critical to customer success.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the scope of the opportunity the comiXology and comics at Amazon presents. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality solutions in a fast paced, high growth environment. If you would love solving challenging problems while building the world’s largest comic store, we would love to talk to you.

Basic Qualifications

Who You Are and What You Do:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of software development experience in a modern programming language, such as Java
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, distributed systems, and asynchronous architectures
  • 5+ years experience developing services on Linux
  • Strong understanding of system and application performance characteristics.
  • Knowledge of web services technologies such as SOAP, HTTP, WSDL, XSD, REST, JSON
  • Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL Databases.
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

Would Be Great:
  • 10+ years professional experience in software development
  • 3+ years of working with large scale systems
  • Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
  • 2+ years of professional experience using SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience building web services using AWS
  • Should be genuinely excited about technology, have a strong interest in learning about and playing with the latest technologies.
  • Must be a self-starter, motivated and inspiration for motivation.
  • Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems
  • Excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
  • A Comics fan who enjoys Bagel Breakfasts.

About Us:
ComiXology, an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit

Amazon / ComiXology is an equal opportunity - affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Vet