Software Development Engineer - Identity Services

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Identity Services are the guardians of Amazon's most sacred asset - customer trust! The stakes for us at Amazon have never been greater as Amazon expands more into customers' daily lives. We enable Amazon businesses to scale by providing secure authentication and authorization solutions in a friction-less manner. We are moving towards the vision where our clients no longer have to choose between sophisticated security and user convenience. Our guiding principle for adaptive authentication is simple; if we suspect a risk, we will deploy the most secure and appropriate available challenge, and if we do not, we will let the customer use Amazon unimpeded.

The Mobile Identity team is responsible for all non-website initiated authentication for access to or using Amazon systems. The area of influence is all Amazon customers on Amazon devices, Amazon and subsidiary apps as well as thousands of Login with Amazon clients and millions of customers. Examples include Alexa, Echo, Kindle, Tablets, FireTV and the various shopping and delivery Apps. Customer trust is the most important factor for Amazon and we are the guardians of it. The position has high impact and high visibility and offers opportunities in mobile as well as backend services. Being an external facing component, it offers additional architectural and security challenges that are not associated with protected internal services.

We are looking for software engineers who thrive on complex problems and relish the challenge of operating a complex and mission critical system under extreme loads. Our systems manage hundreds of millions of customer records, and respond to millions of transactions per minute.

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• 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


Proficient with databases
- Experience with architecting and developing scalable solutions

Job ID: Amazon-1458060