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Software Development Engineer II

Software Development Engineer II

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Company Services, Inc.
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Software Development
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Job Description

The International Technology organization owns the discovery and delivery of Amazon’s cutting-edge engineering to customers across the world. We do this through partnerships with other Amazon technical teams, providing them with tools, resources and a platform to make their global approach easy. Our work spans the technology stack from front-end customer experience to back-end service technology.

Amazon’s Internationalization (I18N) Platform team is making it easier for groups across Amazon to bring their products and features to a global audience. The work we do reduces the effort and enables other teams to more efficiently internationalize their products. This is a problem space that is not unique to Amazon, but one in which we are taking a unique approach to solving.

If you are looking for an opportunity that will stretch your knowledge, challenge you to learn and develop new skills, and force you to creatively solve problems at a massive scale, you've found it! You will have the opportunity to work directly with dozens of core platform and customer-facing teams, internationalization gurus, and business leaders across Amazon as you develop the platform that will have a direct impact on hundreds of teams, and millions of customers.
In this role, you will become a subject-matter expert for internationalization, and asked to provide guidance and direction to developers across Amazon on how to properly globalize their products and features.
Responsibilities for this role will include:
  • Build technology-based solutions that reduce the development and business cost of globalizing products and features
  • Be a champion for operational excellence: Insist on the highest standards and write excellent code
  • Help define and drive the architecture and technology choices for the I18N Platform
  • Design, implement, and operate highly-scalable, highly-available services
  • Partner with service and feature teams across Amazon to better understand and deliver on opportunities
  • Develop yourself and those around you by participating in, and leading training and knowledge-sharing sessions
  • Mentor junior engineers on the team
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer -- Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent in Computer Science, or related field
  • 3+ years professional experience in software development building systems that scale
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Candidates must be self-directed, demonstrate leadership potential and be team players
  • Strengths in coding, data structures, algorithms, object-oriented design, and designing for performance, scalability, availability, plus internet and OS security fundamentals
  • Proficiency in at least one modern programing language such as Java, C, C++ or C#
  • Be able to thrive in a fast paced, high energy and fun work environment where we're agile (i.e. Scrum) and deliver value incrementally and frequently

Preferred Qualifications

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 including:
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through design to launch
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
  • Knowledge of internationalization (I18N) or localization (L10N) standards
  • Experience with large-scale, multi-tiered systems and service-oriented architecture
  • Experience with defining, developing and maintaining API libraries
  • Understanding of scalable computing systems, software architecture, data structures and algorithms
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with SQL/non-SQL databases
  • Multi-lingual