Senior Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoSan Luis Obispo, CA


We are a customer obsessed team at a pivotal moment for our business and technology looking for a technically fearless leader to partner with engineers, scientists, and business leaders to build technology that pushes boundaries. Join us as we revolutionize publishing by building technology to allow creative people globally to earn a living doing what they love.

As a senior engineer on the Author Publishing Experience team, you will lead the technology strategy for the book creation process, building tools that enable authors and publishers worldwide to provide high quality digital and print books, reaching readers all around the world so they can earn a living through Amazon.
We are looking for a skilled software developer to focus on owning the end-to-end experience of content ingestion, quality and publishing, building performant and scalable systems of the highest quality in support of the Kindle Direct Publishing service.
Great candidates for this position possess a sound understanding of computer science and a passion to make a profound impact for our authors, publishers, and readers. You will need to leverage technical skills in algorithms, object-oriented design, distributed systems, and more. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of business and technical partners to shape the future of our technology.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 8+ year relevant work experience
Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
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#, or Java


Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
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
Strong problem solving, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Architecture skills, knowledge of design patterns, and strong fundamentals.
Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy.
Experience developing RESTful web services and complex software systems that have been successfully delivered.
Experience working with cloud architecture, web services, and web sites
Experience working with Linux.
Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces, data stores, cloud technologies, and back-end systems.
Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers.
Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team.
You are the type of person that quickly wins the respect of peers, and jumps at the chance to share knowledge and mentor.

Job ID: Amazon-1229819