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Senior Software Development Engineer, Search Content Platform

Senior Software Development Engineer, Search Content Platform

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

Do you enjoy seeing highly relevant content when you perform shopping searches? Do you love helping developers create shopping experiences that feel like a direct answer to the customer's query? Awesome, us too.

The Search Content Platform team reduces the time it takes for developers and teams to turn a feature idea into a running experiment on the Amazon Search Page. Not only that, we put mechanisms in place to ensure that new content is highly relevant to the buyer's current shopping mission. Whether you're building a new widget or exploring a new product display, we believe it should take hours, not weeks to test whether a change helps customers make more informed buying decisions.

We are looking for an experienced senior software engineer who is particularly passionate about reinventing how widgets are selected and displayed on the Amazon search page. Widget content displayed around search results surface tools, time sensitive sales, advertising and product information that help customers navigate Amazon's vast selection. We are building services and libraries that enable teams to provide various types of widget content and compete for placement in various regions on the page.

On a day-to-day basis, you'll
  • be part of a small, close-knit team of engineers that are agile, data driven, and highly collaborative.
  • propose and implement your own ideas along with those that meet customer-driven, highly visible goals. Engineers on our team have proposed ideas that have impacted hundreds of millions of customers and generated billions of dollars in revenue.
  • build services and libraries used by hundreds of developers.
  • release new features daily to our customers.
Aside from coding, you will
  • get together with fellow engineers for bi-weekly tech lunches where you have healthy discussions about career development, time management, influencing peers and managers, cross team architecture, coding methodologies, testing standards and other technical topics.
  • attend weekly team social events and regularly get out of the office (rain or shine) to have some fun in Seattle with the team.

We have so much more we want to do. If you enjoy helping customers make informed buying decisions as well as helping make developers around you productive, join us! You'll never have trouble answering the question, "What exactly do you do for Amazon?”.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 6+ 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, JavaScript

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Computer science/Math or related field
  • Candidates must be innovative, creative, flexible and self-motivated, with the ability to design and write high-performance, reliable, and maintainable code
  • 8+ years of related industry experience
  • Successful candidates will have a strong background in an object-oriented language such as Java and experience building web applications
  • Strong desire to improve our customer's search experience a must
  • Experience with Scrum or Agile development a plus
  • 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 with foreign languages is a plus
  • The ability to mentor junior engineers