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Senior Software Development Engineer

Senior Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
471783
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
12/14/2016
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

Are you looking for a challenge? Would you like to use your engineering background to create a system that introduces positive changes in the workplace around the world?

Amazon Connections is an innovative program that gives Amazonians an effective way to share feedback and help shape the future of the company. By leveraging machine learning and employee data, our systems create a continuous feedback mechanism to raise the bar on leadership and introduce positive changes in the workplace. Our goal is to help develop leaders who earn trust, remove barriers to excellence and make Amazon an inspiring place to work.

A commitment to teamwork, hustle, and strong communication skills are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high-performance services and architectures require exceptional technical expertise. Work in our platform will provide the opportunity to contribute to a complete vertical stack of SOA based systems with multiple user interfaces. You will own decisions from design to rollout and see the results of your efforts.

Senior Developers in this position will use a variety of cutting edge and open source technologies like AWS, machine learning, mobile development, as well as other in-house Amazon secret sauce. You will play a leading role in determining the direction of our platform.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field
· At least 7+ years work experience in a related field
· Strong object-oriented design and coding skills
· Experience with relational and non-relational databases such as Oracle or DynamoDB
· Obsession with quality, operational excellence, and customer experience
· Strong problem solving and analytical abilities
· Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work in a team environment
· Experience and willingness to mentor more junior engineers and help them develop their skills and leadership abilities
· Experience designing, building and deploying scalable, highly-available systems

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customer
· Experience with building practical machine learning systems
· Knowledge of Perl or other scripting languages
· Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and databases
· Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
· Ability to think abstractly and deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems
· Graduate degree