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Software Development Engineer - Kindle Store

Software Development Engineer - Kindle Store

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

The Kindle Store Team is seeking an exceptional Software Development Engineer (SDE) for a challenging, high-value, International expansion program. This team supports rapid realization of innovative, digital shopping concepts and leveraging them into new languages and new marketplaces. This role will give you an opportunity to work with many different teams and learn a range of new systems, leveraging the deep collection of technologies throughout the company and extending them to allow us to boldly go where no digital shopping system has gone before.

Read further if you are an exceptional and motivated software engineer and would like to work on innovating the reading experience on mobile and Tablets for millions of Amazon customers.

Work with world-class engineers, business leaders, and other talented engineering teams while you design, architect, and code across all surfaces that Kindle Reader supports. Our team develops cutting edge Kindle applications for tablet and mobile platforms which blend seamlessly into the Kindle ecosystem and are at the forefront of reinventing our customer’s reading experience.

We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented software engineers who have experience building mission critical, high volume applications that customers love. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.

Amazon Kindle is a revolutionary reading device, the #1 best-selling product on all of Amazon, and one of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses at Amazon. Amazon has also developed significant digital and mobile businesses including Amazon Kindle, Amazon MP3, Amazon Video on Demand, IMDB, Amazon Mobile store, and Audible. To learn more about the broader Kindle team at Amazon, visit

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience building production software
  • A solid grounding in Computer Science fundamentals (based on a BS or MS in CS or related field)
  • Deftness at object-oriented design and systems architecture
  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Swift, SQLLite) and open-source technologies
  • Experience providing high-performing, developer-centric tools and frameworks
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Development experience writing applications for a mobile platform with native and cross-platform technologies (Android, iOS, etc.)
  • Proven experience establishing metrics for measurement of engineering and operational excellence.
  • 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 complex software systems successfully delivered to customers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional projects.