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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

Do you want to work in a start-up environment with the resources of Amazon behind you? We’re building a new team the Boulder area, a rapidly emerging tech hot spot. Not only will you work with other smart, driven, innovative engineers, you’ll live in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains where there’s approximately 300 days of sunshine and a huge variety of activities to keep both your mind and body in great shape.

At Amazon, we’re working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. We love to drive results with data. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. is one of the world’s most highly trafficked sites and the delivery of relevant advertising to shopping customers is a key company strategy, a rapidly growing source of revenue and a key platform for our industry partners.

We work in some of the most exciting computer science domains. We are managing massive scale streaming systems, applying machine learning and data science expertise using Hadoop, Elastic MapReduce, and Spark to drive optimizations and insights while building front-ends in ReactJS to help internal and external advertisers to deeply understand their customers and markets.

We’re looking for experienced, motivated software engineers with a proven track record of building web applications and services. If you are passionate about developing analytical solutions to solve business problems, and you are looking for a team that drives results that influence Amazon’s business, this is the right place for you.

The ideal candidate will be innovative, have great problem solving, analytical and technical skills. You must be comfortable and confident working on Linux systems. You have a deep understanding of software development in an agile team environment. You demonstrate exceptional customer relationships skills and love to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests. You enjoy simplifying complex problems and tackling tough challenges.

If this sounds like a good fit and a good lifestyle, then come help build this new team.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related technical discipline.
  • 2+ years of professional industry experience.
  • Experience with at least one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java.
  • Object-oriented design skills and familiarity with application and database programming under UNIX/Linux.
  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or a quantitative field.
  • A willingness to dive deep, experiment rapidly and get things done.
  • Experience in advertising, algorithmic search, or bioinformatics industries.
  • Experience with building high-performance, highly-available and scalable distributed systems.
  • Experience with Javascript, HTML, CSS, and web standards.
  • Experience with Spark and Map / Reduce frameworks such as Hadoop.
  • Delivered a low-latency, consumer-internet-scale web services operating in a 24x7 environment.
  • Delivered ad targeting, serving infrastructure or metrics and measurements.