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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
525733
Location 
US-WA-Bellevue
Posted Date 
4/18/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Are you passionate about customer behavior? Would you like to be part of the next big thing while it’s still day one? Does the opportunity to solve one of Amazon’s complex problems to unlock a huge opportunity excite you?

The Role
As a software engineer, you will be a key team member within a team of experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products. Your initial focus will be in defining solutions, creating prototypes and later in the product cycle, coding them and releasing them into production. As part of this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work across many groups, gaining deep insights into our entire business. For those who wish to learn and be curious (required), you will get a chance to code in a variety of exciting new fields from natural language processing, to machine learning, to advance animation systems and more.

This job will challenge you on various fronts – you’ll need to have the ability to understand what it takes to launch large scale services and features that involve multiple teams. You will solve technical challenges in optimization, large-scale computing, distributed systems, web applications, scalability, security, and algorithms just to name a few.

You will help design and architect new components aimed at creating new shopping experiences. We care about both delighting customers and high quality software; we don’t sacrifice one for the other. We’re looking for someone with a demonstrated track record of highly-scalable, global software solutions.

In addition to this, you’ll need to be able to influence and deliver exceptional user experiences across multiple platforms including mobile, living room devices, and the web.

In this role, you will:


  • Work with key stakeholders in product management and executive teams to define strategy and requirements
  • Lead cross functional development on new technology from design through delivery
  • Work with remote teams to deliver supporting software and services in sync with launch timelines
  • Communicate regularly with senior management on status, risks and change control

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years professional experience in software development
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with object-oriented design and systems architecture
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and problem solving
  • Strong object-oriented design and coding skills in at least one of Java, C# or C++
  • A proven track record of software delivery through all phases of development
  • Hands-on experience with design and development of highly scalable web services and systems
  • Passion for understanding ambiguous, complex problems and driving high-quality, innovative, clean technical solutions
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated strong technical judgment in conjunction with passionate customer-focus
  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
  • 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
  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills and make them more effective, productive software engineers
  • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team