Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


The Amazon Devices team designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle family of products. We have also produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Dash, and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

Be part of a fast-paced, agile and innovative team who is bringing new multi-modal, integrated voice with GUI, experiences to FireTV in a startup like environment.

We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented software engineers who have experience building innovative, mission critical, high volume applications that customers love. This is a high visibility team where you will get a chance to make a positive impact on customer experience.

The Amazon Kindle, Kindle Fire, Echo and FireTV are revolutionary consumer devices that have become the #1 best-selling Amazon products. They are among the most innovative and fastest growing businesses at both Amazon and the entire consumer electronics industry. We are looking for talented software engineers to join our team in building application software. This is an enormous opportunity to lead the design, architecture, and implementation of products used every day by people you know.
In this role, you will:
• Do back-end services and mobile application software design and development
• Contribute expert-level development skills to develop performant consumer facing experiences for TV
• Write clean, maintainable code and performing peer code-reviews
• Work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility
• Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules
• Establish architectural principles, select design patterns and then mentor team members on their appropriate application
• Work closely with internal teams to prioritize, design and build custom applications
• Interact directly with internal and external partners to identify app requirements
As a Mid-level Software Developer, you will be a tech lead for a team of engineers in design, development, and testing of a range of products an d features. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing user-facing experiences, strong technical abilities, excellent task management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a high impact environment. You will be helping to hire and develop your team and systems. In this role, you will:
• Prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery
• Contribute to the overall systems development lifecycle of key product subsystems
• Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments
• Manage day-to-day activities within an Agile/Scrum environment
• Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
• Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management


• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• 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


• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field, or 5+ year relevant work experience
• 3+ years of professional experience in software development
• 3+ years of demonstrated experience in Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
• Software development experience in Java, Linux/UNIX, Android, or relevant technologies.
• Ability to learn and adapt to new, complex development environments
• Analytical and creative design skills and excellent communication skills
• Solid coding practices including good design documentation, unit testing, peer code reviews, and a preference for agile methods
• Passionate about building and improving new products in a fast paced, team-oriented environment
• Experience mentoring more junior team members
• Experience with best practices in Mobile App Development, Android based apps or 10-foot UI.

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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Job ID: Amazon-1474132