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Sr. Software Development Engineer

Sr. Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
414845
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
5/10/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Consumer - Retail Plus

Job Description

Are you passionate about developing simple, elegant solutions to complex problems? Do you enjoy working closely with customers and delighting them with amazing user experiences?

As a Software Development Engineer in the Amazon Browse team, you will help drive one of our most important software development initiatives. We are building a new system to edit and manage Amazon’s e-commerce taxonomy that powers a variety of internal and external-facing customer experiences, including our consumer-facing website. This system will make the e-commerce taxonomy more usable and efficient for our customers (Browse Taxonomists and internal Business Owners).

You will have a unique opportunity to work in a solution stack that extends all the way from complex back-end data through web services to highly usable web-based user interfaces. You will be able to directly shape system design, development methodologies and implementation technologies. You will be focused on building an extensible interface framework that will power multiple interactive single page applications. These applications will leverage cutting edge JavaScript frameworks such as Redux and React.

Amazon Browse is a team of passionate and high-functioning engineers working on the leading edge of online technology. Amazon’s culture of customer obsession, high technical standards and individual ownership permeates everything we do. Come join us and show us how you can shine in this demanding and rewarding environment.

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
  • 5+ years professional experience in software development
  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Java, C++, or C#
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong skills in data structures, algorithms and object oriented design
  • History of delivering high quality production systems/services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • 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
  • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
  • Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
  • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between
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