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Software Development Engineer - Compensation and Talent

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Vancouver, BC
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Full Time
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Software and Programming

Amazon has always been focused on employing great people. From a handful of early Amazonians filling book orders in a garage to Amazon's current employees working across a number of businesses, our people are pioneers who take on big challenges, developing solutions which have the potential to shift whole industries.

In People Technology, the entire Amazon organization is your customer-- from line HR to managers to employees (current, former, and future). This team provides a unique opportunity to innovate on both technology and business front. You will have the opportunity to play an active role in defining both how our products will work for Amazonians and how they will function under the hood. The team has high quality bar, will live and breathe sound development practices and will iterate quickly on the products it will create. You will be working alongside with senior engineers, and learning opportunities will abound.

You will contribute to all aspects of an agile software development lifecycle including design, architecture, development, documentation, testing and operations. You will push your design an architecture limits by owning all aspects of solutions end-to-end, through full stack software development. You have strong verbal and written communication skills, are self-driven, and can deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment. As a part of ELM, you will deliver robust feature sets, elegant designs, and intuitive user interfaces that make it easy for Amazonians to excel at performing critical business functions.

You have top notch computer science skills, are obsessed with customer satisfaction, and have a demonstrated track record of passion for leveraging cutting-edge technologies to build incredible products. You understand back-end services and know how to conceptualize, design, implement, and fix them. You go through life thinking about how to use technology to solve problems. You live and breathe data analysis, and can succinctly and accurately report your findings. You understand the untapped power of utilizing Internet technologies to support Amazon's goal to be the most customer-centric company in the world. Most importantly, you have a passion for learning and are driven to be the best at what you do.

Basic Qualifications

    •A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
    •Equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of education
    •6+ years professional experience in software development
    •Expert programming experience in Java/C++, using object-oriented design techniques and best practices
    •Experience working with customers and business teams to transform business requirements into functioning software
    •Experience in designing, building and maintaining real-time and large scale applications
    •Lead or mentored development projects and engineers

Preferred Qualifications

    •Masters Degree in Computer Science or related field (Engineering, Math, Statistics, etc.)
    •Ability and drive to continually improve your knowledge, skillset, and understanding of Amazon's business, systems, and development environment
    •Proven track record delivering high-quality, on-time, elegant solutions
    •Excellent communication skills. Able to actively participate in team discussions, knowing when to contribute, when to listen, and when to ask questions
    •Experience developing in a Linux environment
    •Familiarity with building high quality, AJAX enabled websites. HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, and CSS experience.
    •Experience with languages/technologies such as Ruby/RoR UIs, Python, R, etc.
    •Solid understanding of object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms, and complexity analysis
    •Ability to think critically and arrive at elegant solutions to challenging problems

Posted: May 26, 2017
Closes:July 18, 2017
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