Sr. Software Development Engineer

2 months agoSeattle, WA


Ever wondered what's involved in owning a key feature on Amazon's retail websites that is actively used by hundreds of millions of customers? Does the opportunity of building and supporting the scale of business at Amazon fascinate you? If you answered yes, then Amazon's Q&A team is looking for you.

We own the customer Q&A features on product detail pages. Our goal is to help answer customer questions about products as fast as possible.

This Software development Engineer position is a fit for someone who enjoys and thrives owning low latency, highly available services requiring strong problem-solving skills, has a solid computer science foundation, database experience, and takes pride in operations excellence. The features your team builds will have ~100s of Million views per day. The problem space needs you to build systems that work well at scale to solve a critical problem for our customers (Distributed Web System), are well structured ( follow Service Oriented Architecture and Micro services) and have engaging customer experiences (Mobile App and Web UI). You also work on science areas that strive to bring a semantic understanding of our corpus. The models we build power search and insights on product detail pages.

Successful candidates must also be innovative, flexible, self-directed, and able to design and write high-performance, reliable, maintainable code. This role requires the ability to creatively deal with ambiguity, be data-driven and juggle cross-organization complexity. If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment to deliver world class mission critical systems, this may be the career opportunity for you!


• 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


* Experience with AWS and/or other cloud technologies
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
Demonstrated ability to efficiently troubleshoot large and complex backend systems
Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team
* Experience in communicating with users, partner teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs

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