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Software Development Engineer | Amazon Prime

Software Development Engineer | Amazon Prime

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

Amazon Prime is one of the highest-visibility groups across Amazon, and the Prime Acquisition Team is looking for a Software Development Engineer to design and build new large-scale solutions to optimize how customers to learn about and engage with all the benefits of Amazon Prime membership.

The Prime Acquisition Team seeks talented engineers who take great pride in both the technical and business contribution of their work. You will have a significant impact on our systems, our business and most importantly, our customers. As a member of the Acquisition Team, you will work closely with the business and marketing teams to design and implement new solutions to solve complex problems. You will enhance message-targeting efficiency through implementation of multivariate testing, semantic analysis, data mining, and machine learning. You will design flexible, responsive architectures that allow self-service simplicity for our partner teams as you anticipate how their requirements will evolve over time.

Challenge yourself, test the limits of your engineering prowess, drive incredible innovation, and grow your career by joining the Prime Acquisition Team.

To succeed as a Software Development Engineer for Prime Acquisition, the skill to build highly-scalable, fault-tolerant systems that can withstand millions of operations per day will not be enough. You will be responsible for projects that require enhancements to multiple systems, including many outside your team's ownership. You’ll need a proven ability to architect elegant solutions to new challenges spanning multiple systems, and to effectively share your technical vision with others. This high level of ownership will challenge you to grow both as an engineer and as a leader as you'll also be asked to mentor other engineers within the Prime organization. If you’re creative, talented, have a strong sense of both technical and business ownership, and enjoy solving complex challenges that have a huge impact on Amazon’s customers, we’ve definitely got the role for you!

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • 3+ years experience in software development
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
  • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as Java, C#, C and C++
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform)
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems and algorithms
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
  • Familiarity with both front end development and backend development