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Software Development Engineer

Reference ID: 419489
Software and Programming
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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The Amazon Payments Platform processes millions of transactions every day across numerous countries and payment methods. Over 100 million customers and merchants send tens of billions of dollars moving at light-speed through our systems annually. Come challenge yourself in our team-oriented atmosphere, and watch yourself grow with one of the fastest growing areas of the Amazon e-commerce services platform. Want to participate in building the next generation of online payment system that supports numerous countries and payment methods?

We are seeking talented software engineers to join one of the fastest
growing areas in Amazon's e-commerce services platform. We offer competitive salary and benefits, outstanding career and growth opportunities and an exciting and team-oriented atmosphere. We want to move all the money in the world! We deliver game-changing
financial processing power for the some of the world's largest technology
platforms including, Amazon Kindle, and Amazon Web Services. We build systems that process payments at an unprecedented scale, with accuracy, speed, and mission-critical availability. We innovate to improve customer experience across the globe, with support for currency choice, in-store payments, pay on delivery, credit and debit payments, seller disbursements, gift cards, and many new exciting and challenging ideas are in the works.

The selected candidate will act as a Software Development Engineer, designing and developing software solutions with an emphasis on enabling rapid integration and zero/low cost feature expansion for clients of the payments platform. This wide ranging role has exciting opportunities all the way from Front End UI elements to back-end high throughput, high availability services and Database components.
Primary Responsibilities:-
- Define, design, and implement multi-tier distributed software applications.
- Estimate engineering effort, plan implementation, and rollout system changes that meet requirements for functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, and adherence to development goals and
- Must be able to independently design code and test major features, as well as work jointly with other team members to deliver complex
- Must be able to effectively collaborate in a fast paced
environment with multiple teams in a large organization (software development, QA, Project/Release Management, Build and Release, etc).
- Provide on-call production support for payment platform applications
To support expansion of various Amazon businesses, we are investing in building a new platform solution that handles financially relevant information from various internal businesses. Scale, efficiency, predictability and configuration driven processing are the key driving attributes of this effort and we are looking for strong engineers to build the systems that meets Amazon's varying needs across the globe. With this team, we have the "best-of-both-worlds" scenario of a startup atmosphere combined with the resources of a large company and have the opportunity to gain an end-to-end understanding of how the business works, from a financial transaction perspective. You will work engineers and leaders in other parts of the company and work closely with the business teams to understand their businesses and create a platform that enables non-SDEs to configure the system to handle the financial events that then get persisted into Amazon's Financial Systems downstream.

You should be a self-starting, self-directing software development engineer who is creative and passionate about designing, developing, implementing and operating multi-tiered, highly configurable distributed software applications, tools, systems and services. You will be expected to work in a heterogeneous environment of different languages and technologies and bring flexibility, speed and quality to our team. You should have a solid background in the fundamentals of software development, and have a deep understanding of Java/C++ with strong OOAD fundamentals. You will also assist in gathering requirements and will be expected to translate those requirements into technical specifications and design documents.

We are looking for smart engineers who can effectively deal with ambiguity and work independently to clarify requirements and deliver results in a time bound manner. You will be building systems that deal with huge amounts of data in a reliable, accurate and expedient manner. If you have an inclination to learn about Financial transactions and how accounting works for a business, and want apply your technical skills to solve problems in that space, this is the opportunity for you.

Basic Qualifications • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 4+ year relevant work experience
• Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
• Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as C++ or Java
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs

Preferred Qualifications

    •Good experience with source code control tools (e.g. Perforce)
    •Experience designing high-performance, scalable architecture
    •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

Posted: November 28, 2016
Closes:December 21, 2016
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