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Sr Software Development Engineer - Business Financial Intelligence

Sr Software Development Engineer - Business Financial Intelligence

Job ID 
348536
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
4/5/2017

Job Description

SDE's at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end to end and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. At Amazon an SDE can expect to design flexible and scalable solutions, and work on some of the most complex challenges in large-scale computing by utilizing your skills in data structures, algorithms, and object oriented programming.

This role is with the Fortune team in the Retail Systems Business Financial Intelligence org. Fortune is a new and fast growing team with a mandate to build a continuous planning and decision support system for Amazons largest business from the ground up. We are a ground-floor team with lots of potential career growth opportunities! Our work combines Econometrics and Machine Learning with human intelligence to support senior leadership in optimizing growth and profit opportunities. This is a complex business, science, and technology challenge requiring rapid prototyping of potential solutions with the final product having very high visibility and supporting all of Amazon worldwide.

We’re looking for a passionate engineer who has the skills to implement complex designs:


  • From prototype to deployed product, you work seamlessly with design and backend teams to build clean, optimized interfaces for our interactive financial analytics application
  • You earn the trust of your peers with your creative collaboration skills, understanding and sharing of best practices in design, optimization, interaction and usability.
  • You have worked in team-based, collaborative software development projects
  • You participate in code reviews and contribute to the continuous improvement of our codebase by following best practices in development, software design, and deployment
  • You can act as a Technical Lead and keep projects on track and grow others

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or related technical discipline
  • 5+ years prior work experience in commercial software development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform)
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Experience with automated testing tools
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
  • Knowledge of Perl or other scripting languages a plus
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases a plus
  • Experience in optimization mathematics (linear programming, nonlinear optimization) a plus
  • Agile experience a plus
  • Graduate degree a plus