Senior Software Engineer

AMZN CAN Fulfillment Svcs, ULC - Vancouver, BC (7 months ago)

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  • 8+ years of experience building successful production software systems.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs.
  • Experience developing service oriented architectures and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as C/C++, C#, Java and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hibernate).
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain software quality. is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Senior Software Engineer to join the Digital Content Services team. The Digital Content Services team owns services supporting publishing and purchase of Digital content, including Kindle EBooks, Amazon AppStore for Android, Amazon Music , Amazon Instant Video and much more.
You will be joining a new team that is building next generation, highly scalable services using the AWS cloud, Java, and RESTful Web Services. Our services will be used by all Digital teams - Kindle, Amazon Video, Amazon Music, Appstore and more. Your work will be highly visible to Amazon customers and stakeholders across Digital teams.

We are starting a greenfield project within the Digital Content organization to apply ML in solving a unique customer and business problem.
As a tenured Software Development Engineer, you will provide technical leadership to other engineers in the team and also contribute to the design and development of multiple new scalable services and data processing workflows. We are solving some very interesting and complex problems in the next couple years, and there is a great deal of opportunity for a creative technical leader to innovate in the space and drive product direction. You will be converting the business problem into a ML problem and service the ML recommendation at internet scale to our customers in the form of a personalized widget. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences and backend web-services, strong technical skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment, high creativity, and great analytical reasoning skills.

  • Strengths in coding, data structures, algorithms, Object Oriented design and designing for performance, scalability, availability, and internet and OS security fundamentals.
  • Hands-on experience developing with Amazon Web Services
  • A history of defining an architectural vision, articulating its benefits and tradeoffs, and guiding others to realize it
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
  • Expertise in delivering high-quality, innovative applications.
  • Strong desire to build, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Excellent written communication and verbal agility are strong assets.
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