Sr. Software Development Engineer | Prime

US-WA-Seattle
3 months ago
Job ID
435539
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Software Development

Job Description

Amazon Prime is one of the highest-visibility groups across Amazon, and the Prime Acquisition Team is looking for a Sr. Software Development Engineer to design and build new large-scale solutions to optimize how customers to learn about and engage with all the benefits of Amazon Prime membership.

The Prime Acquisition Team seeks talented engineers who take great pride in both the technical and business contribution of their work. You will have a significant impact on our systems, our business and most importantly, our customers. As a member of the Acquisition Team, you will work closely with the business and marketing teams to design and implement new solutions to solve complex problems. You will enhance message-targeting efficiency through implementation of multivariate testing, semantic analysis, data mining, and machine learning. You will design flexible, responsive architectures that allow self-service simplicity for our partner teams as you anticipate how their requirements will evolve over time.

Challenge yourself, test the limits of your engineering prowess, drive incredible innovation, and grow your career by joining the Prime Acquisition Team.

To succeed as a Sr. Software Development Engineer for Prime Acquisition, the skill to build highly-scalable, fault-tolerant systems that can withstand millions of operations per day will not be enough. You will be responsible for projects that require enhancements to multiple systems, including many outside your team's ownership. You’ll need a proven ability to architect elegant solutions to new challenges spanning multiple systems, and to effectively share your technical vision with others. This high level of ownership will challenge you to grow both as an engineer and as a leader as you'll also be asked to mentor other engineers within the Prime organization. If you’re creative, talented, have a strong sense of both technical and business ownership, and enjoy solving complex challenges that have a huge impact on Amazon’s customers, we’ve definitely got the role for you!

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of professional experience in software development
  • Hands-on experience with design and development of highly scalable web services and systems
  • Strong object-oriented design and coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform), and strong computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, and complexity analysis
  • Strong experience with building scalable software solutions and distributed systems
  • Ability to distill problem definitions, models and constraints from informal business requirements, and to deal with ambiguity and competing objectives
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building massively scalable distributed systems with service oriented architectures
  • Demonstrated leadership and sound technical vision in conjunction with passionate customer-focus
  • Passion for understanding ambiguous, complex problems that cross multiple organizations and delivering high-quality, innovative, clean technical solutions that solve those problems
  • Experience mentoring and training others on complex technical issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
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