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Senior Software Development Engineer

Senior Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
Posted Date 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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North American Teams - Consumer - Sellers Plus

Job Description

As a talented Senior software engineer, you know it's a seller's market. Practically every team at Amazon is on the lookout for good engineers. So are Google, Facebook, and legions of startups. How do you choose? In our experience, three things pretty much determine job happiness: the people you work with, the problems you solve, and the impact your work can have.

Who you'll work with: Amazon’s Seller Performance organization is responsible for ensuring that sellers deliver perfect ordering experiences to Amazon customers. We are a highly visible feature with a significant impact on Amazon’s bottom line, but we are still a small team. We like to experiment, fail fast and learn from the experience. You'll learn plenty from your future teammates and you'll find us eager to learn from you as well. We build rock-solid, reliable and scalable software. You will own new features from inception through coding and release and will have the latitude to do your best work.

The impact you’ll make: Amazon is known as the world leader in ecommerce - if you buy from Amazon you just know it’ll be a perfect experience. A fact that not everyone is aware of is that half of all sales on are fulfilled by third party sellers. It’s our job to make sure that when you order from a third party, your buying experience is just as awesome as if you order from Amazon retail.

The problems you'll work on: We own our feature from the pixel on the website to the byte in storage. You will use AWS Cloud services to build systems that scale with Amazon’s growth in customers, merchants, products and international expansions. When we build out systems for scale, they must handle a blistering number of actions and transactions per second. We take pride in owning our entire code stack as well as globally regionalized server clusters that run it. From high level requirements like figuring out what the fastest way to predict/measure/act on a seller’s performance is using predictive models, all the way down to the nitty gritty of coming up with a faster way to read, write and query data on an ever growing scale in realtime. We are a diverse team from a variety of backgrounds and interests who love dreaming up, validating, and shipping features that deliver big customer impact by making sure great buyers are only ever connected with great sellers.


Basic Qualifications

  • 6 or more years’ experience in software development
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science/related field or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with object oriented programming including Java, C++, C#, or C

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS degree and/or PhD preferred in Math, Computer Science, or related discipline
  • Experience in machine learning, or artificial intelligence in a commercial setting.
  • Knowledge of scalable distributed systems and service oriented architecture.
  • Knowledgeable of JavaScript UI development
  • Core competencies in Java and web technologies (Spring MVC, XML, HTTP, REST, and SOAP)
  • Solid Unix or Linux experience
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity as well as ability to innovate and simplify.
  • 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 building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services.
  • Experience building ecommerce sites and back end systems.
  • Experience developing Unit Tests using tools such as JUnit to verify your code quality.
  • Experience with AWS services EC2, EBS, RDS, SWF, etc, or other cloud compute-based services and platforms
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills.
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • A fanatical devotion to the customer experience
  • Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.