Software Development Engineer, Amazon Flex in Toronto, Ontario

Amazon’s new crowd-sourced delivery platform, Amazon Flex, aims to delight customers by delivering millions of packages faster than ever before. We are expanding our platform rapidly to new geographies and products from groceries to big-screen TVs in an increasingly complex transportation network. We recently launched Prime Now that delivers orders in an hour or less. You can find out more at

One challenge within flex is to accurately track work by ingesting data from multiple sources and making sense of it, so delivery personnel can be paid accurately and quickly. We are building the entire stack, from the data store and platform to UX. The platform will not only ingest data through a well-defined interface, but will also support mechanisms to publish clean data for consumption. We will build data analytics and business intelligence to perform key data inquiries independently that will help business teams reliably answer important questions.

Our engineers are top-notch software developers who love listening to customers, working as a team, and proactively taking the lead whenever necessary. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and delivering software solutions for the new transportation program. In this role, you will have an opportunity to own design and development of key parts of services. You will have influence on subsystem design and help build a team culture around practices that are critical to a quality product.

Your work would be cross-functional involving partnering with other teams in Amazon, including operation, fulfillment, IT, and finance teams. We are looking for someone with a go-getter attitude who is ready to own a problem and passionately drive successful implementation. We want someone who is a quick learner and ready to learn and adopt the latest techniques in computer science.

Come join the team and help us make history!

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 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 object-oriented programming language such as C++, Java

  • Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills (C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform)

  • Deals well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly

  • 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.

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