Software Development Engineer - Digital Products

Oct 01, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
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Full Time
Amazon Digital and Mobile Products team has developed significant digital and mobile businesses including Amazon MP3, Amazon Video on Demand, IMDB, Amazon Mobile store, and the Kindle Fire. These businesses are powered by software that runs on a range of mobile platforms including iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile and WebOS.

We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented software engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that customers love. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these product features and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

The ideal candidate is clearly passionate about new opportunities and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast.

Basic Qualifications
- 2-7+ years of related experience
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
- Programming in C, C++ and/or Java in Linux and/or Windows environment.
- Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems for commercial online services.
- Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills.
- Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.
- Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
- Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces.
- Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.