Amazon.com Software Development Engineer in Seattle, Washington

Are you interested in building high-performance, globally scalable Financial systems that support Amazon's current and future growth? Are you seeking an environment where you can drive innovation? Do you have a passion for ensuring a positive customer experience? This is the job for you.

Financial Technology is looking for a results-oriented, driven software development engineer who can help us create the next generation of distributed, scalable financial systems that support Amazon's current and future business needs. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, relishes working with big data, enjoys the challenge of highly complex business contexts that are typically being defined in real-time. We need someone to design and develop services that facilitate global financial transactions worth billions (USD) annually.

Our ideal candidate will be a hardcore software developer. This person needs to love building software, be self-directed, knows how to get things done, can lead teams, and is not afraid to take on big challenges. Individuals interested in this position should have practical experience in building high-performance, reliable systems in a complex, multi-tiered, distributed environment (Service Oriented Architecture). The ideal candidate will have experience working with Java, C++, Perl, and distributed computing technologies on a Linux platform. Experience in optimization, data mining and data analysis is a plus, but not required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field with 3+ years of experience

  • Self-directed, ability to multi-task, sharp analytical abilities, excellent communication skills, capable of working effectively in a dynamic environment

  • Proven object oriented design skills and able to find creative scalable solutions to difficult problems

  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, internet security fundamentals and designing for performance, scalability and availability

  • Experience in supporting high-traffic, high-throughput, distributed real-time systems and services

  • Strong project-management skills, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

  • Excellent written communication and verbal agility are strong assets

  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or Perl

  • Proficiency in Java in a Linux/Unix environment. Experience with C, C++. Experience using SQL

  • Experience 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

  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project

  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs

  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers

  • 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

AMZR Req ID: 454231