Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


The Amazon People Experience Team (PXT) is re-envisioning the associate experience and the Perfect Pay team is a critical component. In PXT we are passionate about supporting the front line Amazon Associates. Our team includes dedicated engineers, computer scientists, and product managers who develop world-class, easy, and intuitive products for candidates and employees. The mission of the Perfect Pay team is to ensure that each of our 1.8 Million+ hourly associates globally is paid correctly, on time, every time. If you are excited about an opportunity with a global impact and are passionate about supporting our associates as Amazon strives to become Earth's Best Employer, join our team of dedicated engineers.

You'll play a critical role in the future of how Amazon scales quickly and efficiently as we continue to expand rapidly across countries, business lines, and in size. The volume of internal human resource transactions and range of experiences to fulfill in this scale and diversity are massive and unique respectively.

We are inventors, dedicated to developing tools which support these transactions through a highly reliable, and customized series of applications that ensure our global employee base encounters accurate, timely and delightful experiences throughout their employee lifecycle.

A successful candidate should:
• Be Customer Obsessed
• Think Big
• Encourage and foster innovation within the team
• Be able to dive deep into the details of the technology and the business
• Have relentlessly high standards
• Have passion and convictions and inspire passion in others
• Deliver results
As an SDE for the Perfect Pay team, you will contribute to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, including researching contributors to pay defects, clarifying requirements, system documentation, testing, and operations. You will leverage Amazon's industry leading technologies to build modern, distributed systems. You will also contribute to the Perfect Pay vision and direct how to further drive down pay defects as Amazon continues to expand including analyzing the vast punches data for any Machine Learning recommendations.

You should be a passionate, results-oriented, and experienced. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a relentless focus on the customer experience and want to build something new rather than just maintain someone else's code, then this role is for you. You should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be self-driven, and have a demonstrated track record of delivering high quality results, in a highly ambiguous, green-field environment.

Leaders are right, a lot.
Pay defects impact associates' livelihoods and create poor associate experiences, which is why on this team accuracy is paramount. Successful candidates will have a strong emphasis on auditing, traceability, and operational excellence to support our team as we scale up our Perfect Pay systems from serving four countries to providing a global solution for all Amazon Business lines.

Work - Life Harmony
Our team puts a high value on work-life harmony. While most of our team is in Seattle, we have members across the United States as well. Our team supports remote work, and also enjoys in person gatherings. We have some serious (and other not so serious) poker players, hikers, parents, pet parents, and surfers. We are excited for a candidate to bring their authentic self to our team and add to the mix!

Mentorship & Career Growth
We're committed to the growth and development of every team member, which is why mentorship is so important to us. As a new engineer on our team you will be paired with a more senior mentor to help you learn and develop on the team. As new engineers or interns join our team we will look to you to mentor them as well. Our team of experienced Amazon engineers is excited to have you join our team and community and we want to help you succeed.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. Amazon has 13 affinity groups, sometimes known as employee resource groups, which bring employees together across businesses and locations around the world. With executive and company sponsorship, these groups play an important role in building internal networks for creating a community, advising Amazon business units, leading in service projects, and reaching out to communities where Amazonians live and work.


• 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


• Deep hands-on technical expertise

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• 5+ years' industry experience as a engineer

• Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

• A deep understanding of in a team, and a track record of shipping on time

• Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions

By submitting your here, you can apply once to be considered for multiple openings across various Amazon teams. If you are successful in passing through the initial 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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Job ID: Amazon-1375107