Software Development Engineer, Prime Video Website Platform

6 days agoLondon, United Kingdom


Job summary
Come build the future of entertainment with us.
Are you interested in shaping the future of movies and television? Do you want to define the next generation of how and what Amazon customers are watching?

Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers customers a vast collection of TV shows and movies - all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place. We offer customers thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Originals and Exclusive content to exciting live sports events. We also offer our members the opportunity to subscribe to add-on channels which they can cancel at anytime and to rent or buy new release movies and TV box sets on the Prime Video Store. Prime Video is a fast-paced, growth business - available in over 240 countries and territories worldwide. The team works in a dynamic environment where innovating on behalf of our customers is at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds exciting to you, please read on.

Key job responsibilities
You will work as part of one of our small Agile teams, launching and growing new initiatives for Amazon's global business. As an engineer, you can be involved in every aspect of the process - from idea generation, business analysis and technical design through to development and deployment across a variety of technologies - giving you a real sense of ownership. Together we build systems which meet high standards of performance and reliability and operate at massive scale.

Amazon is a place where builders can build. We're looking for engineers who can delight customers by continually learning and inventing. From day one, you'll be working with experienced engineers, designers and applied scientists who love what they do.

We offer a strong benefits package including healthcare. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career, work in a unique environment, and be part of a passionate and international team to work hard, have fun and make history!

A day in the life
You will design, implement and deploy customer facing features for the Prime Video Website Platform. You are expected to leverage your deep technical insight to challenge the status quo and collaborate with stakeholders and customers to define the future of Prime Video. You will solve and dive deep into difficult technical challenges, maintain the existing codebase, contribute to team processes and use your creativity to innovate. You will be working across all of the Website stacks dealing with back-end, front-end and infrastructure (load balancers, SSL Certificates, service scaling, etc).

About the team
The Platform team is made up of a group of diverse and enthusiastic engineers with a passion for solving difficult engineering problems. We foster a culture of innovation, experimentation and continuous growth. The team brings together a wide range of background and levels of experience, which makes it a great place to get exposure to a wealth of knowledge and grow in your career. Platform team's mission is to provide a highly available, resilient and modular platform which promotes reusability, increases developer velocity, and enables builders to create an immersive and engaging web customer experience with ease and speed.


  • Non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • Experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems


  • Experience with Node.js & React
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with Scala
  • Experience operating and maintaining production software.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching others.
  • Demonstrated best-practice software engineering including some aspects of agile methodologies, unit testing, refactoring, code reviews, continuous build and deployment processes.
  • Advanced coding skills (concurrency, profiling and performance optimization).
  • Designed and built complex systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling).
  • Basic familiarity with web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).
  • Linux/UNIX (command-line tools, shell scripts, operations).
  • Experience in data manipulation and analysis.
Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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Client-provided location(s): London, UK
Job ID: Amazon-1513686

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