Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoLondon, United Kingdom


Come build the future of entertainment with us.
Are you interested in shaping the future of movies and television? Do you want to define the next generation of how and what Amazon customers are watching?

Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers customers a vast collection of TV shows and movies - all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place. We offer customers thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Originals and Exclusive content to exciting live sports events. We also offer our members the opportunity to subscribe to add-on channels which they can cancel at anytime and to rent or buy new release movies and TV box sets on the Prime Video Store. Prime Video is a fast-paced, growth business - available in over 240 countries and territories worldwide. The team works in a dynamic environment where innovating on behalf of our customers is at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds exciting to you, please read on."

We are looking for Software Development Engineers to join the Living Room Client team. Within Prime Video, we are transforming the face of device application technology to provide the most performant, immersive, and fully-featured online video experience to the millions of customers worldwide who love watching Prime Video on their smart TVs, games consoles, DVD players, set-top boxes, and streaming media devices. Delivering a best-in-class experience on these devices is hard because they represent a wide range of performance and hardware capabilities. Addressing this challenge means creating new and innovative solutions and utilising a lightweight client codebase utilising TypeScript and React - allowing us to scale our experience to the thousands of devices that we support and provide updates on-demand. Our main focus is building the next generation UI experience on living room. We are engaged in breaking new ground in terms of what is possible on the 3P Living Room CX. We will be blending a full suite of existing and exciting new bleeding edge features with an unparalleled ability to measure and improve our own software using detailed and insightful metrics. We build software that allows other teams to add and extend functionality with minimum effort. This requires a keen eye for detail, an ability to design and architect scalable and maintainable software with an absolute focus on the customer experience. If you love building software that is used directly for the enjoyment of millions of Amazon customers, then this is the team for you.

Candidates will have an understanding of stable, scalable systems that have been successfully deployed in a business setting. You will be passionate about technology with a focus on the customer experience and great teamwork.

You will work as part of one of our small Agile teams, launching and growing new initiatives for Amazon's global business. As an engineer, you can be involved in every aspect of the process - from idea generation, business analysis and technical design through to development and deployment across a variety of technologies - giving you a real sense of ownership. Together we build systems which meet high standards of performance and reliability and operate at massive scale.

Amazon is a place where builders can build. We're looking for engineers who can delight customers by continually learning and inventing. From day one, you'll be working with experienced engineers, designers and applied scientists who love what they do.

We offer a strong benefits package including healthcare. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career, work in a unique environment, and be part of a passionate and international team to work hard, have fun and make history!


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


• Experience operating and maintaining production software.
• Experience mentoring and coaching others.
• Demonstrated best-practice software engineering including some aspects of agile methodologies, unit testing, refactoring, code reviews, continuous build and deployment processes.
• Advanced coding skills (concurrency, profiling and performance optimization).
• Designed and built complex systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling).
• Basic familiarity with web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React).
• Linux/UNIX (command-line tools, shell scripts, operations).
• Experience in data manipulation and analysis.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to this recruitment process.

Job ID: Amazon-1429155