Software Development Engineer (Sde)

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Do you want to be part of a fun smart team that builds a world-class e-commerce platform?
At Amazon we are obsessed with reinventing shopping experience on behalf of our customers, introducing them to new programs and products using seamlessly integrated technology behind the scenes. Our mission is to deliver an effective personalization experience across all Amazon channels and devices. Today we are solving this problem with the latest technology offerings from AWS big-data and compute platforms, API service fleets capable of 100,000+ TPS, and real-time, low-latency decision making technology that predict the best products, services and benefits that delight each individual customer.

We are expanding our engineering team and looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer who is passionate about building the high quality software systems to deliver the best-of-industry shopping experience. You will work in a highly collaborative environment with many talented team members in business strategy, product development, software engineering, and business intelligence. You should have great problem solving skills, and confidence in learning and growing your skills in many AWS technologies, including EMR, Kinesis, Lambda, SageMaker ML, Redshift Spectrum, DynamoDB, Aurora, Spark, EC2, S3 and many others. You should have strong leadership qualities, great judgment, clear communication skills, and a track record of delivering resilient production ready products. This is a job in high visibility and fast-paced environment where you will have a unique opportunity to create and build the products and systems that drive direct, measurable impacts to hundreds of millions of Amazon customers.


• 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.


• Experience with distributed computing and building highly scalable systems.
• Experience with high performance and scalable web service design and implementation.
• Experience with both relational and No-SQL database such as DynamoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL.
• Track record of delivering results in a collaborative work environment.
• Composed, poised, and professional demeanor.
• Willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job done.
• Vocally self-critical.
• Experience in developing customer personalization solutions is a huge plus.
• Experience in using popular AWS technologies such as Kinesis, Lambda, Redshift Spectrum, EC2, S3.
• Experience in adopting machine learning technology such as AWS SageMaker.
• Experience in using big data platform and tools such as AWS EMR.
• Experience in designing and building high-volume, high-performance orchestrated and resilient backend processes.
• Experience in building React web applications is desirable.
• Passion for performance tuning, profiling and benchmarking.
• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
• Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders across all levels of the organization.
• High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
• Ability to work on a diverse team or with a diverse range of coworkers

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-1437516