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Software Development Engineer - Microservices

Software Development Engineer - Microservices

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Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc.
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Software Development
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Job Description

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ORCS is seeking a seasoned engineer with 5+ years experience and strong distributed systems, web services design, and implementation experience.
Our systems are at the core of websites because we serve up the product catalog containing billions of records. Offer and Remote Catalog Services respond to billions of requests per day from internal clients such as Web Services in addition to powering item display on our very busy websites. We get more traffic than any other Amazon system and most requests are handled within a few milliseconds. Our team owns software running in a distributed, highly scalable, low latency, reliable data storage system with an inbuilt computing environment that powers our website and web services.

Our engineers are customer-focused, strong performance analysts, Linux systems-savvy and good API designers. These skills help us define the bleeding edge for elegant, super-scalable services at

You should have a thorough understanding of Internet protocols including client server, HTTP, DNS, and TCP and experience implementing servers using Java/C++ in a Linux/Unix environment. You should be somebody who enjoys working on owning software services, is customer-centric, and feels strongly not only about building good software but about making that software achieve its goals in operational reality.

Team: Offer and Remote Catalog Services (ORCS)
eCommerce Platform Services

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum 5+ years professional experience in software development
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
  • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, or Perl

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience taking a leading role in 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
  • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
  • 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
  • Experience with Client/Server development
  • Experience designing and building large distributed systems
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