Senior Software Development Engineer - role available in London and Dublin

2 months agoLondon, United Kingdom


Senior Software Development Engineers at Amazon LONDON & DUBLIN
Scale at Amazon is, well, really big. There are few companies out there building at our scale and complexity. As Senior Software Development Engineer (Senior SDE), you'll be the Technical Expert we turn to to make the Amazon magic happen. With ownership of existing software and building new products, you will lead the design and implementation of large scale efforts from the technical perspective. You'll not only code, but also drive the direction of the software architecture, and team practices. Our Senior SDEs enjoy a great deal of autonomy and are looked up to as leaders. In addition to owning the architecture of larger products, you will lead code and technical reviews, mentor engineers, and drive important technical decisions.

Senior SDEs at Amazon are above all problem solvers, those we trust most in making technical decisions for how we build our software. They know every line of code we write matters in building great products. As the technical experts on their teams, Senior SDEs come from all different backgrounds, some deeply specialized, while others have a more generalist background. In any case, they are able to keep an eye on big picture while still keeping a finger on the pulse of the details - using both to inform their architectural and design decisions. With the assistance of their partner Product Managers and Software Development Managers, Senior SDEs also help steer business decisions at both the tactical and the strategic level. Product managers and non-technical stakeholders will depend on you to help balance technological demands and opportunities with business needs.

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What can we offer you?
• In a phrase? "technical creativity" - a chance build important products from greenfield, to production that are used by customers all over the world
• Career growth- locally and abroad. Amazon is investing heavily in Tech Hubs like Dublin all over Europe. No glass ceiling to your development here! We recognize just how important it is to not centralize decisions at HQ in order to truly build great software that will delight our customers - but rather allow our engineers and teams the space to make decisions and innovate.
• Competitive package, including moving expenses for you and family if you are relocating for the position


• Bachelor's (or above) Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
• 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 Java, Objective C and JavaScript.
• Proven record delivering scalable systems
• Clear architectural decision making expertise




• Experience building microservices
• 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
• Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs
• High volume / real time event processing, Big Data or ML experiences are a plus
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