Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoAustin, TX


The Product Assurance, Risk & Security (PARS) organization within Amazon builds and operates technologies that ensure the safety and compliance for our customers, associates, carriers and selling partners throughout their experience on Amazon. We are constantly innovating in the ways we can automate and accelerate the safety and compliance systems at Amazon.
Millions of products are listed on Amazon worldwide which are sourced vendors, manufacturers and suppliers in a global supply chain. With this scale and growth of Amazon, our mission is to ensure that each and every product meets the safety, regulatory and compliance standards to protect our customers, business partners, transportation systems and environment. We build Amazon scale realtime decisioning systems that are powered by Machine Learning and Big Data to protect our customers from illegal, dangerous and unsafe products. Building these solutions as extensible platforms that cater to the diverse and evolving of product categories, suppliers and regulations is an added challenge. We use Large Scale Distributed Processing, OO technologies, Big Data, OCR, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Risk Modeling on AWS Technologies to solve the some of the most complex problems to protect and delight our customers.

Our team is looking for motivated and pragmatic software developers who love listening to our customers, collaborating across teams, and proactively taking the lead whenever necessary. Our mission is to innovate and build scalable and robust software solutions that deliver a great customer experience. These software solutions will directly impact Amazon's customers from product selection and order placement, to delivering products to our customers as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

What you'll do?
• Participate in the design, implementation, and deployment of successful internet-scale systems and services in support of our fulfillment operations and the businesses they support.
• Raise the bar on clean code, extensible architecture and performance.
• Participate in the definition of secure, scalable, and low-latency services and efficient physical processes.
• Work with cross-functional teams delivering on demanding projects.
• Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
• Understand system inter-dependencies and limitations.
• Share knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices.
• Hire the best like you, mentor engineers.


• 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


• Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.
• A high degree of pragmatism in building the simplest thing that does the job; we want to use technology to solve real-world problems expediently, not indulge in over-designed, unnecessarily intricate software architecture.
• A willingness to dive deep, experiment rapidly and get things done.
• A good understanding of SDLC models and a track record of shipping software efficiently. You recognize the difference between building software and shipping software.
• 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 timelines with optimal solutions.
• A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects.
• Deep hands-on technical expertise, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
• Experience with Agile/Lean (Kanban, SCRUM), OO modeling, web services, UNIX, middleware, database and data mining systems.

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-1373889