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Senior Software Developer

Senior Software Developer

Job ID 
508473
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
3/17/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

Amazon Fulfillment Technologies (AFT) powers the physical engine at the heart of Amazon. AFT builds and operates software, hardware, and processes that run the global network of fulfillment centers that move many millions of units of inventory, employ tens of thousands of people, and ensure that customers get what they want when we promised we would get it to them. We do this by building automated solutions to handle things that technology does well, while relying on people to handle things that humans do well.

Our environment is global and complex with a variety of software and systems, including industrial machines and protocols. We are constantly innovating in the ways we are automating and accelerating the delivery of products and packages which includes building custom hardware and applying machine learning, image processing, and real-time data processing using distributed systems.

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled, experienced engineer to join a new ‘Amazon Fulfillment Technologies’ team exploring and evaluating new automation technologies performing a range of tasks to expand to expand capacity and throughput of Amazon Fulfilment Centers. You will be writing software and tools that expedite testing, control and integration of a host of new services to automate the fulfillment center end-to-end.

As the software development engineer, you will be responsible for driving the technical direction for a large software system. You will be working with a cross-functional team to prototype, design, and develop software solutions that span large scale service oriented systems. You will also be responsible for coordinating the design and changes to a large range of systems owned by other software development teams within Amazon.

Basic Qualifications


  • Experience working in development team(s) that have delivered commercial software or software-based service
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
  • Development experience in Object-Oriented languages such as Java, C++ or C#
  • Experience with designing, building and deploying scalable; highly available systems
  • Experience with modern tools and environments (e.g., XML, web services, version control systems, bug/issue tracking tools)

Preferred Qualifications



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience and willingness to mentor more junior engineers and help them develop their skills and leadership abilities
  • Master’s/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of software development experience
  • Experience and knowledge in building large automated industrial systems
  • Experiences of using AWS services, Relational Databases, SQL
  • Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Vet

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Vet