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Software Development Engineer, Amazon Video Catalog

Software Development Engineer, Amazon Video Catalog

Job ID 
US-CA-Santa Monica
Posted Date 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 

Job Description

Amazon Video - Stream, Binge, Enjoy Life.

Imagine being a part of an agile team where your ideas and contributions impact millions of customers in key global marketplaces. Picture working on high speed, highly scalable, content ingestion platforms and technology. We're talking Amazon scale. Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-20 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. Welcome to the Amazon Video Catalog team, where ideas are born and come to life as Prime Video.

In Santa Monica we own and develop tools, technologies, and services enabling major studios to distribute their movies and episodic content through Prime Video. We strive to reduce friction and latency within the video publishing pipeline through innovation and automation in a continuously evolving space. Our catalog offerings are available in multiple countries, and our applications support our mission of delivering video to customers with the greatest possible selection and highest quality. Our customers can find our content on every major platform such as Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android as well as on a mixture of home streaming platforms. We develop software in Java, HTML5/JavaScript, and many AWS technologies.

Come innovate with the Amazon Video Catalog team!

We are located in Santa Monica, and easy to reach by metro rail, freeways, bike, and bus.

Are you interested in working in a team that is enabling the way Amazon customers enjoy video? We are looking for smart, motivated Software Development Engineers who can help take the service to new heights. If you have experience building large-scale, high-performance, customer-friendly products and are interested in designing multi-tier services to handle large datasets, complex domains, and problems at Amazon scale, this is the job for you.

Our innovative systems include high efficient and large scale platforms built on Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure. For this position you will have a strong background in OO design with Java/C++. Experience working with web services, XML, JSON, Apache services is desired. Linux system development experience is a plus. Equally important to these specific skills is the ability to multi-task, quickly adapt to new development environments and changing business requirements, learn new systems, create reliable/maintainable code, and find creative and scalable solutions to difficult problems.

You are highly-motivated and thrive in an environment where problems are open-ended. You enjoy engaging in passionate discussions with smart people and letting the best ideas rise to the top. You see your mistakes as learning opportunities and continually look for ways to improve yourself, your team and your products. You understand that not all solutions come easily and don’t shy away from hard work to reach your goals. You are excited about the opportunity to engage in developing a top notch consumer web application and user experience.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
· 5+ year’s professional experience in software development using Java or C++,or other object-oriented language
· Computer Science fundamentals in system design, data structures and algorithm design, and complexity analysis
· Experience releasing highly scalable products
· Experience implementing and consuming large scale web services
· Working knowledge of service-oriented patterns
· In-depth knowledge of internet technologies (e.g. HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX)

Preferred Qualifications

· Graduate degree in a related technical field
· Experience with critical, 24x7 systems
· Experience with high throughput, multi-threaded systems
· Fluency in more than one programming language (e.g. Java, C++, Go, Clojure, Scala, Ruby, Python, Perl)
· Knowledge of functional architecture a plus
· Experience with AWS services highly desirable