Sr. Software Development Engineer
- Seattle, WA
Direct Fulfillment (DF), known in the industry as "dropship," is a program that uses vendors to ship Customer orders directly to the Customer. When a Customer places an order, Amazon SCOT system makes a real time decision about where to plan the order: to a DF node, or an FC. If it's to a DF node, we provide the vendor the shipment details and the vendor picks, packs, and ships to the Customer. The offer is branded as Ships and Sold by Amazon. DF provides Amazon a way to expand selection. As an example, heavy furniture is often too cost prohibitive to bring into the FCs, and DF is the only economical way to offer this selection to our Customers. DF also provides Amazon better regional economics on ASINs fulfilled through both retail and DF channels.
DF completely owns a customer experience once we receive the order fulfillment document from FEX. We own all of the communication and interface to vendors, figuring out ship method, receiving confirmations and shipment details from the vendor, tracking orders to final fulfillment, sending PO to the vendor and receiving an invoice back, tracking vendor inventory, managing vendor performance, onboarding new vendors, and deciding which offers are allowed on DF and which inventory should be sourced exclusively to DF.
We are looking to hire in our Seattle office to work on further improving the space of Direct Fulfillment Platform- where we control the flow of work to our DF partners by providing tools for partners to manage their inventory, customer orders and shipments. The systems cover a wide range of business and technology areas including Registration, acquisition, workflow management, and vendor performance management.
Our engineers are actively working on a variety of problems including; distributed systems reliability, database design and performance, workflow management and persistence, system monitoring, automated fault detection, automatic-recovery, machine learning and much more.
Please refer to our wiki for details: https://w.amazon.com/index.php/DirectFulfillment
You are Expected to:
We are looking for senior developers/architect to design/build scalable, distributed computing solutions. You will be partnering with product managers and software engineers to solve unique use cases for optimizing supply chain management and fulfillment initiatives and also define the future state of systems. You will be responsible for driving the team's technical direction, strategizing and shaping our long-term vision and architecture. You will own major deliverables end-to-end, drive roadmaps, and provide technical leadership to the engineering team. If you're excited by designing highly scalable, fault tolerant systems, and want to be challenged by the supply chain inventory optimization problems, then join us.
The ideal candidate will have strong distributed systems and web services design and implementation experience, as well as experience working on high availability production systems.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
• 4+ years of professional software development experience
• 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or 8+ years of equivalent professional or military experience
• Experience building distributed systems for web-based services and breaking out monoliths into micro services.
• Experience with AWS services like EC2, S3, SNS, SQS, Lambda, Kinesis, Step Functions and DynamoDB.
• Experience working effectively on agile, cross-functional teams.
• Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills.
• Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment, driving operational excellence and industry best-practices.
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