• Software Development Engineer, Amazon Books

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/7/2018 11:58 AM)
    Job ID
    721485
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Would you like to be part of a team that is solving new business challenges through innovative technology?

    The Team: Physical store technology teams support solutions for Amazon's brick and mortar store. For example, one such store is the Amazon Books store, which offers a curated selection of books and an array of Amazon devices. It is a magical experience that combines the best parts of a neighborhood bookstore with Amazon.com’s low prices and the expertise of passionate, knowledgeable staff who tailor their approach to the unique needs of each customer. While we use existing Amazon systems when possible, you’ll be working on challenging problems that need innovative solutions specifically for all Amazon’s brick and mortar store formats.

    The ideal candidate is excited by technology, passionate about learning and should view every customer interaction as an opportunity to create an exceptional customer experience. Everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, excited to work in a “green field”, wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment that is more startup than big company.

    The Role: As a Software Development Engineer in Physical Store Tech, you will work in a team of talented engineers to build low-latency solutions for frontend (Javascript, CSS, hybrid), middle tier (Java, Spring) and backend (non-relational databases and other AWS services) as well as identify and evaluate new technology options for the challenges we are trying to solve. We are looking for a smart engineer who can effectively deal with ambiguity and work independently to clarify requirements, build prototypes and deliver results quickly. Come join a team in which builders build software and delight customers! You will learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact on millions of people.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline, or 4+ years professional experience in software development
    • Fluency in Java, C#, or other object-oriented languages.
    • Passion and established experience for full stack software development
    • Proficiency in software system design
    • Expertise in data structures, algorithms, object-oriented design and complexity analysis.
    • Ability to produce bullet-proof code that is fault-tolerant, efficient and maintainable.
    • Working knowledge of UNIX systems

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Thorough understanding of service oriented architecture, distributed systems
    • Familiarity with one or more of: Ruby/Python/Perl or another scripting language
    • Familiarity with Windows .Net development.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional business and software development teams.
    • Experience optimizing for short term execution while planning for long term technical capabilities. Ability and willingness to multi-task and learn new technologies quickly.
    • Obsession with quality and customer experience
    • Ability to effectively communicate with colleagues at various levels of the organization
    • Self-directed nature, entrepreneurship spirit and flexibility to wear many hats
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