Senior Software Development Engineer-Higher Education

US-WA-Seattle
10 months ago
Job ID
470176
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Software Development

Job Description

How can Amazon improve education for millions of students around the world? Are you interested in developing cutting-edge technology that will help students and learners to study more effectively? The Higher Education team at Amazon Kindle focuses on innovating e-Education to make it a crucial way of learning. Recall the mountain of heavy textbooks, notes, and other course materials you had to drag around in your backpack? E-learning will put all of that information literally at your fingertips. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

If you are a talented software engineer who is passionate about transforming education, then we want to talk to you! As the senior member of the team, you will lead a group of talented engineers to build brand new software products and features from the ground up. Your work will allow you to utilize a melting pot of technologies, programming languages, and systems and require you to keep up with the ever-changing technological landscape. You will be the role model for the team to use best software practices and cutting edge technologies to build cool systems, services, apps and website features to help students, professors and life long learners while making Amazon an important figure in this field! Your responsibilities will include all aspects of software development, with the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit customers worldwide.

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years experience in one programming language such as Java, C++, Object C, Ruby, Python or Perl.
  • Strong in Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design and complexity analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experienced technical leader driving design and architecture decisions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong technical skills: you are an expert in Java, C++ or Objective C. You possess expertise in several following technologies: Linux, iOS, Android, Windows, HTML, AJAX, JavaScript, CSS, Web services, distributed systems, open source frameworks.
  • Software Development Best Practice Advocate: you are familiar with and willing to influence the team to follow the best professional software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, continuous deployment, testing, and operations. Experience in Agile development and working closely with designers and product managers.
  • Results Driven: you have a track record of rapid and iterative product development for large-scale distributed system.
  • Customer Obsession: you have a genuine passion for the team’s mission and purpose.

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