• Software Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job ID
    522225
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
  • Job Description

    Are you interested in building high-performance, globally scalable Financial systems that support Amazon's current and future growth? Are you seeking an environment where you can drive innovation? Do you have a passion for ensuring a positive customer experience? This is the job for you.
    Financial Technology is looking for a results-oriented, driven software development engineer who can help us create the next generation of distributed, scalable financial systems that support Amazon's current and future business needs. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, relishes working with big data, enjoys the challenge of highly complex business contexts that are typically being defined in real-time. We need someone to design and develop services that facilitate global financial transactions worth billions (USD) annually.
    Our ideal candidate will be a hardcore software developer. This person needs to love building software, be self-directed, knows how to get things done, can lead teams, and is not afraid to take on big challenges. Individuals interested in this position should have practical experience in building high-performance, reliable systems in a complex, multi-tiered, distributed environment (Service Oriented Architecture).

    The ideal candidate will have experience working with Java, C++, Perl, and distributed computing technologies on a Linux platform. Experience in optimization, data mining and data analysis is a plus, but not required.



    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field with 3+ years of experience

    • Self-directed, ability to multi-task, sharp analytical abilities, excellent communication skills, capable of working effectively in a dynamic environment

    • Proven object oriented design skills and able to find creative scalable solutions to difficult problems

    • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, internet security fundamentals and designing for performance, scalability and availability

    • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers

    • Experience in supporting high-traffic, high-throughput, distributed real-time systems and services

    • Strong project-management skills, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

    • Excellent written communication and verbal agility are strong assets

    • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or Perl

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Proficiency in Java in a Linux/Unix environment. Experience with C, C++. Experience using SQL

    • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers

    • 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

    • 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

    • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers

    • Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team

    • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between

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