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Software Development Engineer - Pre-Scale Programs At Amazon.com

Location: New York, New York

Job Description

The Custom Engineering Team in NYC and SEA focuses on developing advertising products that are strategic bets for Amazon in the long-term. Our customers, both internal and external, want to do things that have never been done at Amazon. We are pioneers, and as such, we are often challenged to create a path where none previously existed. This can be exciting, because it gives us a wide-breadth of experience, but also difficult, because we deal with significant ambiguity. We work with various product managers, to iterate on ideas and test the potential and the demand of our solutions. Our portfolio includes advertising solutions for Entertainment, Financial Services, Automotive, and Telecom verticals and we are continuously developing new products. A few examples of the solutions we have developed: 1) Prime Now Drive Now - where customers can book a car test drive and Amazon in collaboration with the car service provider ships the cars to the customer doorsteps 2) Amazon Homepage Video Widget, that serviced Prime Day in 2018, and continues to service video campaigns for Entertainment Vertical 3) Despicable Me 3 where, for 24 hours, we replaced the customer reviews star ratings with minions. We are seeking someone who has strong technical, project and people skills with a can-do attitude and a focus on delivering high quality software.

Why would you want to join our team?
We are a international and diverse team that focuses on delivering delightful advertising customer experiences. We have a wide variety of products such as vertical ad products, tools that are used by designers internally to produce advertising pages, and specialized products for vendors and sellers to kickstart their product sales, so joining the team will help you increase the breadth of knowledge in various domains. Additionally this is a Global Program and you'll get exposure to work closely with the product teams from EU, CA, JP, US. Being part of the Display Advertising organization you will work with some of the best front-end and full-stack engineers at Amazon and one of the best teams (rated highly in company wide yearly assessment).

What does it take to succeed in this role?
You'd have to be technically strong as a full stack engineer, knowing from scalable, secure and low latency Java services to latest UI technologies. Main role is to create impact on setting the bar high and making the right architectural decisions, so restlessness on advocating and ensuring the highest bar on engineering practices. We know that this would be tiring but to be successful long term the Sr. SDE needs to have that impact of growing the quality of the design solutions and software development practices for the entire team.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of education
  • 3+ 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

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 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.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.