Software Development Engineer III

1 month agoSeattle, WA


AWS Commerce Platform Invoice and Tax is looking for a Senior SDE to lead the design and delivery of a new initiative that impacts how AWS calculate taxes and accelerate how we expand AWS internationally.

AWS is growing rapidly in international markets and we are investing in building generic Tax Platform as a key strategic area. As a senior SDE on this team, you will own scoping, designing delivering software projects and services with significant complexity, you will be able to propose and drive innovation that is scalable and supports a wide range of services offered by AWS. You will also have the chance to work with cross functional stakeholders across from product engineering, Finance, Legal and Tax beyond building engineering solutions.

From a technical perspective, you will contribute to large scale architectural designs specific to a technical domain in the platform. You should be comfortable diving deep and understand the mechanism of multiple complex systems. You will work with program managers to define Product experience, work with engineering leaders and engineers to design and build secure, durable and scalable services.

You will be working across organization with teams located in several countries. You will own the definition and delivery of the program, including keeping stakeholders informed with status, holding teams accountable to their deliverables, identifying and resolving blocking issues to ensure the delivery.

From people perspective you will coach and mentor other engineers, and you will have the opportunity to participate in hiring and recruiting. As a Senior SDE your influence and contribution will likely be expected on other programs beyond your own.

This is an exciting role with a high degree of impact and also a high degree of ambiguity. You will have the opportunity to work with senior executives in AWS and your work will benefit a boundless set of customers all around the world.

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  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • 2+ 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, Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years of distributed system development experience
  • Fluency with Java, C/C++, or C#
  • In-depth knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms
  • Working knowledge of relational and NoSQL databases
  • Experience in accounting, international tax law, and/or finance

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1459057

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