Software Development Engineer - Maps and Location Services


Maps and location services play an important part of Amazon's offerings. As a Software Development Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, develop, test, and deployment of a range of products that will enable location awareness in Amazon logistics. A successful candidate will have an established background in building scalable software systems, strong computing fundamentals, strong coding capabilities, developing large scale systems, thinking of customer-facing experiences, a strong technical abilities, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design, implementation, and deployment of successful large-scale systems and services in support of our fulfillment operations and the businesses they support.
  • Participate in the definition of secure, scalable, and low-latency services and efficient physical processes.
  • Work in expert cross-functional teams delivering on demanding projects.
  • Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
  • Understand system interdependencies and limitations.
  • Share knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer - F/M/V/D

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 5+ years experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Java, C++, or equivalent object-oriented programming language.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical abilities.
  • Understanding of algorithmic design and complexity analysis.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
  • High sense of ownership, self-motivation, and desire to delight customers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts who may be remote
  • Solid knowledge of software development methodologies and best practices.
  • Ability to tackle big, incompletely-specified problems and resolve ambiguity in the customer's favor.
  • Experience defining system architectures and designs, exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs, and making data-driven decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to develop all aspects of their engineering skill sets.
  • Ability to drive consensus within a team and influence outcomes in significant technical decision-making.
  • Experience interviewing and evaluating potential software engineer new hires.

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