If you like speeding things up, are fond of ultra-fast applications and like to innovate your way through complex technical challenges– we want to talk with you. Senior SDEs in the Bookstore are responsible for leading development efforts across the org. They act as an example for others, keeping long-term goals in mind and caring about customer first. They participate in development process on all stages – they are authors and reviewers of system designs, they implement parts of system and review other’s contributions, they know exactly how and when their system is deployed, and how it is connected with others. The Systems they create are easily scalable, extensible, low-maintenance and are built to be used for years to come. Their solutions are effective and elegant, and they are willing to reuse existing technologies and solutions where ever possible.
As a Senior Engineer you would be part of a strong senior engineering community willing to help and be part of other groups of Amazon Engineers. We recently upgraded our platforms and this is a great time to join a team working on a modern stack with minimal legacy implementations. We have strong support procedures in place that minimizes pager overhead and creates a positive work/life balance. Our Seattle Team is located in a brand new state of the art building located in downtown Seattle.
An ideal candidate will have a strong technical background, and will be experienced in building distributed high-load high-available systems. They will have good knowledge of underlying technological stack – all the way down to hardware, capable of designing complex systems and investigating performance bottlenecks on OS level. Candidates will also have good business judgement and anticipate customer needs, entrepreneurial skills and real world experience would be an asset. They should be able to act independently – come up with ideas, prove them right, work without guidance, collaborate with different teams and be able to drive consensus across organization.