Software Development Engineer
- Seattle, WA
Would you like to innovate on the most highly visible and persistent feature on Amazon.com, impacting every customer who visits and supports many partners across the company? Would you like to build low latency, highly resilient distributed systems at scale? Would you like to be a part of transforming the online shopping experience for hundreds of millions of customers across the world? If so, Global Navigation has an opportunity for you. Serving tens of thousands of transactions per second and billions of views per day, we have a large and visible footprint.
The Global Navigation team consists of two 2-pizza teams working in an agile development environment and shipping code daily via CD pipelines. As a full-stack SDE, you will be responsible for building out and optimizing all of our back end systems for scale and speed as well as delivering world class CX for the Amazon shopper.
We are a highly diverse, intellectually curious team who loves to have fun and accomplish big things.
The ideal candidate will have excellent technical design, problem solving and communication skills and be comfortable interacting with technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels. In addition, the ability to work backwards and think from a customer perspective is crucial.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
4+ years of commercial software development experience
Design and architecture experience, as well as sound knowledge of object-oriented design patterns
Experience building and operating mission critical cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance, and reliability
Ability to communicate complex, technical details to non-technical stakeholders verbally and in writing
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines
Interest and desire to learn new skills and do things never done before
Ability to solve difficult and highly ambiguous software problems
Graduate (Ms or PHD) in Computer Science or related field
Experience with data mining, machine learning or predictive modeling systems
Experience with payment processing, risk, and anti-fraud systems
Experience with Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark or other big data processing systems
Demonstrated capability to provide depth and breadth technical leadership to agile teams
A deep understanding of cross-functional multiple-team based software development
A strong business and technical vision with the ability to translate these in business and technical approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions
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