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Software Development Engineer

Reference ID: 446022
Software and Programming
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Why this job is awesome:

    •This is SUPER high-visibility work: Our mission is to provide consistent, accurate, and relevant delivery information to every single page onevery Amazon-owned site.
    •MILLIONS of customers will be impacted by your contributions: The changes we make directly impact the customer experience on every Amazon site. This is a great position for someone who likes backend development and Service-Oriented Architecture, but wants to see and measure their direct impact on customers.
    •We are a cross-functional team that owns the ENTIRE delivery experience for customers: From the business requirements to the technical systems that allow us to directly affect the on-site experience from a central service, business and technical team members are integrated so everyone is involved through the entire development process.
As a Software Development Engineer for Delivery Experience, you will be responsible for new services and features that improve the discoverability of delivery options for all customers, and utilize our current delivery experience architecture. To succeed, the skill to build highly scalable, fault-tolerant systems that can withstand millions of operations per day will not be enough. You will be responsible for projects that require enhancements to multiple systems, including many outside your team's ownership. You'll need a proven ability to architect elegant solutions to new challenges spanning multiple systems, and to effectively share your technical vision with others. You will be working with multiple teams across the company in many different areas, so collaboration skills are a must. So, if you're creative, talented, have a strong sense of both technical and business ownership, and enjoy solving complex challenges that have a huge impact on all of Amazon's customers, we've definitely got the role for you!

Individuals interested in this position should have practical experience in building high-performance, reliable systems in a complex, multi-tiered, and distributed environment. The ideal candidate will have experience working with Java, C++, Perl, or distributed computing technologies on a Linux platform.

Basic Qualifications

    •3+ years professional experience in software development
    •Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
    •Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
    •Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    •Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, or Perl
    •Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
    •Experience collaborating with other teams to build scalable and fault tolerant solutions
    •Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field

Preferred Qualifications

    •Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
    •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
    •Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
    •Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
    •Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills and make them more effective, productive software engineers
    •Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team
    •Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, ranging from front-end user interfaces through back-end systems and all points in between

Posted: October 22, 2016
Closes:November 22, 2016
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