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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
592407
# Positions 
1
Company/Location (search) 
UK-London
Posted Date 
11/2/2017
Position Category for Posting 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Would you like to join us to help shape the future of the video entertainment industry?

Amazon Video delivers innovative digital video services and award-winning original programming instantly to PCs, portable devices, consoles, and TVs worldwide. We have opportunities for software developers, testers, product managers, and technical leaders to join our development teams in London to work on global features in our commerce platform. You will be encouraged to see the big picture, be creative, and positively impact millions of customers. This is an evolving business where creativity and motivation can have a lasting impact on the way video is enjoyed worldwide.

Within Amazon Video, the Commerce team is responsible for the Amazon customer experience in purchasing and subscribing to video content, from surfacing the most relevant offers and ensuring transactions succeed to handling the lifecycle of everything they have bought. We are seeking software developers to build the services that power all of Amazon Video devices and web globally. This job will be exciting on various fronts – You will solve technical challenges in optimization, large-scale computing, distributed systems, scalability, security, and algorithms just to name a few. You will work on delivering future solutions that will impact how we run Amazon Video worldwide by collaborating with many teams. This role is particularly suitable for individuals with a background in launching distributed and/or web services for consumer-facing products, excellent organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a rapidly changing environment, and a real passion for TV and film!

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 developing web services, or other large scale distributed 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 influencing software engineers best practices within your team
  • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between

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 objective criteria including your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of belief colour, race, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, age or trade union membership. Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to this recruitment process.

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.