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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

Amazon Instant Video is disrupting the traditional television and movie industry with a massive library of high-quality media and reliable digital delivery. Our services are engineered for high availability, maximum reach, and cost savings we can pass on to customers. We enable the world to watch video instantly, from any device, whether on the road or from the comfort of a living room sofa. Today, we deliver Movies and TV shows to Windows and Mac PCs, portable devices, gaming consoles, smart phones, and smart TVs. We operate in the US, Japan, UK, and Germany, and we aspire to grow-- a lot.

On the Asset Management team, we’re focused on delivering world's largest selection of digital video with the best possible quality. In this role, you will be engineering the systems that track, validate, encode, and publish hundreds of thousands of videos for our global business. You will manage petabytes of top tier video content each year for delivery to millions of customers across our ecosystem of clients including Kindle Fire, Web, Mobile, Game Console, and Living Room devices.

We are looking for talented software development engineers who can contribute to our world-class engineering culture. We deliver meaningful results for customers while simultaneously investing in each team member's career and overall skill set. Domain-specific skills in video can be learned on the job. At Amazon, every engineer has the opportunity to positively impact millions of customers, and you will be called on to identify and realize these opportunities. Our team works end-to-end through the Instant Video platform, and our team members have direct ownership of the customer experience.

We embrace the challenges of a fast paced market and evolving technologies, paving the way to universal availability of video and pushing the envelope for streaming quality. You will be encouraged to see the big picture, be innovative, and positively impact millions of customers. This is a young and evolving business where creativity and drive can make a lasting impact on world-wide consumer entertainment.

Successful candidates for this position will have a background in C#/C++/Java, and ideally some knowledge of Ruby and SQL. Equally important to these specific skills is a candidate's ability to multi-task, adapt quickly to new development environments and changing business requirements, learn new systems, gain new skills, create reliable & maintainable code, and find creative, scalable solutions to often difficult problems.

The ability to communicate clearly and concisely both written and orally is a key competency as is demonstrable skill as a self-starter. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about delivering consistently great digital media experiences to our customers, particularly those who want to grow within a world-class engineering team.

Basic Qualifications

  • Java, C# or C++ coder
  • Data structures, algorithms, and object oriented design
  • Knowledge of design patterns
  • Relentless customer focus
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of programming languages beyond Java, C or C++ (e.g. Ruby, Python, Perl)
  • Working knowledge of databases, service-oriented architectures, and highly-scaled distributed systems
  • Experience with video, audio, and image pre-processing, encoding, and/or packaging
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems
  • Experience with high throughput cloud systems
  • Experience implementing and consuming large scale web services
  • Masters degree in Computer Science or equivalent