Software Development Engineer Ii

3+ months agoBellevue, WA


Have you ever ordered a product on Amazon, and when that box-with-the-smile arrives, you wonder how it got to you so fast? Wondered where it came from and how much it would have cost Amazon? If so, Amazon's Supply Chain Optimization Technologies (SCOT) team is for you. We build systems to peer into the future and estimate the distribution of tens of millions of products every week to Amazon's warehouses in the most cost-effective way. This team is focused on saving hundreds of millions of dollars using cutting edge science, machine learning, and scalable distributed software on the Cloud that automates and optimizes inventory and shipments to customers under the uncertainty of demand, pricing, and supply. Watch this short video for more on SCOT:

Within SCOT, Amazon's Fulfillment Network Optimization and Management (FNOM) team is focused on generating free cash flow and fast customer deliveries by designing Amazon's near-term transportation network. Amazon's transportation network involves thousands of trucks and dozens of planes every day to move items that customers have ordered from our Fulfillment Centers to our Sort Centers and Delivery Stations. A quality network design saves Amazon tens of millions of dollars a year, improves the promised delivery time we can offer our customers, and reduces the possibility of missing a promised delivery date.

FNOM is building the software solution to automate the Network design of the outbound transportation network. Automation saves time and serves as a foundational requirement for global network optimization across tens of thousands of configurations with trillions of potential combinations. As a Software Development Engineer (SDE) in the FNOM team, you'll work closely with some of the brightest software engineers, research scientists, and product managers to solve highly complex supply chain challenges. You and your fellow engineers are responsible for designing the architecture, building the software, and working with the team to deploy your solutions across the globe.
You should be comfortable diving deep into technical architectures and requirements, be able to quickly identify solutions to challenges discovered during development, and ready to work with some of the latest cloud computing technology. Prior experience building stable, scalable, solutions is required. Prior experience with data mining, databases, or massively parallel systems is a plus. Successful candidates will thrive in fast-paced environments that leverage agile planning techniques, encourage and reward creative design, intelligent risk taking, and find innovative ways to leverage cutting edge technology.


• 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


• Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer or Software Engineering
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a track record of working effectively with Development Engineering and other functions.
• Creativity and initiative to improve product coverage and effectiveness.
• Excellent analytical skills, including a strong ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems.
• Strong people management skills with a proven ability to hire and grow talented programmatic and user-level personnel.

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-1473097