Software Development Engineer

US, WA, Virtual Location - Washington

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Posted 1 month ago

Imagine building platforms that enables Amazon to redefine delivery experience for customers. Would you like to be part of a team that accelerates India first global innovation on product shipping and customer delivery? We are seeking Software Development Engineers excited by the opportunity to work with multiple Amazon platforms and leverage data science to experiment bold new initiatives.

As a technical member of the engineering team based out of Seattle, you'll play a key role in the evolution of the platform to solve the most complex technical challenges in large-scale computing, distributed systems and web applications. The platforms you build will power global marketplaces of tomorrow.

As a seasoned software engineer on the team you will be instrumental in setting the technical direction of this strategic initiative, help with mentoring other members on the team and design solutions that integrate with critical Amazon services. This is a multi-year strategic initiative with direct impact on a multi-billion dollar business in Amazon’s fastest growing e-commerce marketplace.

You will be part of a key Delivery Experience initiative – “Easyship” which enables 3P sellers to ship products with Amazon. Amazon Easy Ship program caters to merchant fulfillment network sellers in India with the goal of making it easy for sellers to ship products bought on website. Orders are picked up from the seller’s location by an Amazon Logistics associate and delivered to the buyers’ location with minimal effort from sellers. Customers get faster and predictable delivery along with tracking information. We own the platform that drive the above experience across desktop, mobile and APIs (for large sellers).
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Position Responsibilities:
· Design, implementation, and deployment of applications and services that impact the business with an emphasis on Pricing, and e-Commerce website development.
· Expert knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices.
· Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions
· Work extensively with cross-functional teams across Amazon’s website, ecommerce and fulfillment platform on the design and development of core platform functionality
· Work with the business team and project managers to convert functional requirements into detailed technical specifications.
· Work with engineers both onsite and offsite to define technical tasks and build detailed implementation plans.
· Participate in and provide design inputs towards the Platform initiative for streamlining international expansions.
The ideal candidate will be a leader, builder and operator. He/she should be able to operate in a very fast paced environment where time to hit market is super critical. The leader needs to balance technical leadership and savvy with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology choices.

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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Basic Qualifications

· A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience;
· 2+ years of Software Development experience;
· Excellent object-oriented design and coding skills (Java, C++ on a UNIX or Linux platform)
· Very strong software development background including design patterns, data structures, test driven development
· Solid Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
· Software development experience in JSP, Spring, AWS, S3, SQS, building web services and highly scalable applications
· Knowledge of Perl or other scripting languages a plus

Preferred Qualifications

· MS or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field
· Experience in building large scale distributed systems
· Experience in scaling and performance tuning of large systems
· Experience with AWS and other cloud technologies
· Understanding of relational data modeling and SQL
· Excellent communication and analytical skills
· Experience developing software in a Unix/Linux environment
· Familiarity with scripting languages - Unix Shell / Python
· Maniacal Customer Obsession
· A demonstrable flair for solving complex business and technological problems.
· Excellent communication and analytical skills

Job tags: APIs AWS Cross-functional Distributed systems E-commerce HTML Java Linux Mentoring Mobile Object-oriented Perl Python S3 SQL Unix
Job region(s): North America
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