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Software Development Engineer 2 - Self-Service Performance Advertising

Software Development Engineer 2 - Self-Service Performance Advertising

Job ID 
499663
Location 
US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
8/22/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Amazon is investing heavily in building a world class advertising business and we are responsible for defining and delivering a collection of self-service performance advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks daily and are breaking fresh ground to create world-class products. We are highly motivated, collaborative and fun-loving with an entrepreneurial spirit and bias for action. With a broad mandate to experiment and innovate, we are growing at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities.


You will build services to handle billions of requests per day, while maintaining response latencies in the milliseconds and meeting strict SLA requirements. Our systems and algorithms operate on one of the world's largest product catalogs and it is quite routine for our systems to operate on massive datasets using distributed frameworks. We consistently strive to improve the customer search and browse experience. You will not merely go through the full software development cycle but more importantly drive appropriate technology choices for the business, lead the way for continuous innovation, and shape the future of e-commerce. You will develop distributed solutions with service oriented architecture to build high performance platforms to service world's largest selection to millions of customers.

We are a highly motivated, collaborative and fun-loving team building a high growth business. We are entrepreneurial and have a bias for action with a broad mandate to experiment and innovate. This is an opportunity to make a significant impact on the future of the Amazon vision.

In this role you will be design new and rebuild existing solutions for the fast growing scale of the next generation of advertising services. Work with Principal engineers and have the opportunity to mentor and grow junior engineers.

As a Senior Software Development Engineer at Amazon, you will drive the technical direction of our offerings and solutions, working with many different technologies. You will design and code, troubleshoot and support. What you create is also what you own.

A successful candidate will have the satisfaction of seeing their work on the Amazon.com website and numerous other websites, where it will be viewed by tens of millions of customers and will drive quantifiable revenue impact, broaden their technical skills and work in an environment that thrives on creativity, experimentation, and product innovation. A role with direct impact on the success of advertising at Amazon.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of education
  • 4+ years professional experience in software development
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
  • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, or Perl

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong object-oriented design skills with understanding of common design paradigms
  • Good coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform)
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Experience writing unit and system level tests using dependency injection frameworks and object mocking
  • Experience in optimization mathematics (linear programming, nonlinear optimization)
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
  • Willingness to own all stages of development process: requirements, design, implementation, testing, and operational support
  • Excellent interpersonal communication with strong verbal / written English skills
  • Experience in leading projects and small teams through the full development life cycle
  • Experience mentoring and growing junior engineers
  • Computer Science/Computer Engineering degree (or related technical discipline)
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.

Amazon is an equal opportunity employer

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