Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoArlington, VA

DESCRIPTION is looking for a talented and enthusiastic software engineer to join the Digital Content Platform team. The Digital Content Platform team owns services supporting publishing and purchase of Digital content, including Kindle EBooks, Amazon AppStore for Android, Amazon MP3, and Amazon Instant Video.

You will be joining a team working on scalable web services using cloud technologies. Your work will be highly visible to Amazon customers and internal stakeholders.

As a Software Development Engineer, you will provide technical leadership to other engineers in the team and also contribute to the design and development of high-scale web services and workflows. You will also influence the technical direction of other teams in the Digital Content Platform organization. We are solving some very interesting and complex problems in the next couple of years, and there is a great deal of opportunity for a creative technical leader to innovate in the space and drive product direction. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences and backend web services, strong technical skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, high creativity, and great analytical reasoning skills.

By submitting your application here, you can apply once to be considered for multiple Software Engineer openings across various Amazon teams. If you are successful in passing through the initial application review and assessment, you will be asked to submit your career and personal preferences so that our dedicated recruiters can match you to the right role based on these preferences.

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• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience


- Strengths in coding, data structures, algorithms, Object Oriented design and designing for performance, scalability, availability, and internet and OS security fundamentals.
- Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment.
- Expertise in delivering high-quality, innovative applications.
- Strong desire to build, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
- Excellent written communication and verbal agility are strong assets.

Job ID: Amazon-1448621