Associate Software Developer


Associate Software Developer: Job Description

Amazon Tempe seeks excellent student programmers to work in an internship program located at our development center in Tempe.

Our Internship Program

Our internship program is special in several respects:

  • We offer work year-round, 16 hrs/week while in school and full-time during breaks. Working schedules are re-arranged each quarter to accommodate class schedules.
  • We offer excellent mentoring. We require our full-time software developers to be able and willing to mentor exceptionally capable younger developers.
  • Because of the two points above, we give our interns responsibilities and roles which will prepare them to enter the workforce after graduation with "real world" software programming experience.

We pay competitive market rates to our interns. The students who participate in our program routinely say that the real reason they're here is for the valuable learning experience, especially because of the uniform excellence of the team they work with, the mentoring offered by experienced developers, and the challenge of being a principal contributor to software products. They say it is like taking an additional practicum course that complements their university experience.

Our software development is almost exclusively in Java, and spans Windows and Linux platforms.


  • College Student
  • Ability to work min 16 hours week
  • Java language knowledge

Basic Qualifications


  • College Student
  • Ability to work min 16 hours week and full-time during summer
  • Java language knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge of Java and distributed systems

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