Software Development Engineer

UK-London
1 month ago
Job ID
509189
# Positions
1
Position Category for Posting
Software Development

Job Description

Amazon Prime Video designs and builds user interfaces using the latest web technologies, to enable viewers to watch content across a wide range of TVs, connected devices and games consoles. The company passionately believes in combining the two key new media disciplines, design and development, to produce user interfaces of extraordinary elegance and power. We are looking for talented software developers to join our creative and supportive team based in London. This is a new team working on building a new service for Amazon customers.

You’ll be working with some of the biggest international studios and brands, as well as our own IP. You will be working with a team of driven, forward thinking individuals, so be prepared to bring unique and creative ideas to every discussion. Using our in-house framework you will develop scalable and maintainable applications for TVs and consoles, as well as working with designers to rapidly prototype ideas and concept UIs. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about technology and application development, people who keep up with the latest advances.

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design.
  • Highly proficient in at least one of Java, C++, C#, Objective-C.
  • Experience with one or more of JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, Python.
  • Evidence of working with algorithms, data-structures, efficiency, concurrency, performance optimization.
  • Evidence of working with object-oriented development and design patterns.
  • OS fundamentals and systems architecture.
  • Cloud computing, large-scale and high-availability distributed architecture.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Strong analytical and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal English communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on devices
  • Experience with video technology delivery
  • Enterprise level Javascript/Node
  • Lua and C++ experience a plus
  • Design/layout/UI skills a plus
  • Other languages (PHP, Java, Ruby, Python)
  • Experience with functional testing
As a lot of the technologies we use are new. We really look for an active interest in greenfield software development and having a Github repo, contributing to developer forums etc is always a plus.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and successful background screening check. This will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy/procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.

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