Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
2-5 years
Not Specified

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DESCRIPTION
Kindle has changed the way books are published, sold, and read across the globe. Independent authors are now able to publish and sell direct to readers through Kindle and print-on-demand offerings, enabling them to reach audiences never before available. Kindle readers are able to download any book in any language in sixty seconds. Come be a part of changing the way the world reads.
The Kindle Ingestion Management Services team is responsible for managing and orchestrating the pipelines for ebook conversion from publisher and author uploaded source content in any format to the device compatible format which gives a rich reading experience for the reader. The team ensures to constantly enhance the systems and pipelines to improve the speed and reliability of book conversion.
Software development engineers on the Kindle Ingestion Management Services team are responsible for implementing, maintaining, and supporting the code for ebook pipelines from previewing it online to publishing it on the store for all the languages supported on Kindle. You will closely work with stakeholders, customer service agents and program managers to understand the domain and design to meet those future requirements. You will need to be able to articulate technology choices and decisions to a diverse group and be able to influence them. In all, this role is an exciting mix of solid technical complexity, partnering with the business team, and delivery excellence. You will be ably supported by a team of engineers and there will be leadership growth opportunity to mentor junior engineers.
The ideal candidates will have solid experience in architecture, design & delivery of platforms built preferably on Java and Amazon Web Services technologies. Candidates with proficiency in building data intensive, performant applications or platforms will also be considered. You will be passionate and obsess about providing a premium customer experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
. 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
. Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
. 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
. BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field
. 5+ years of professional software development experience
. Excellent programming skills in object-oriented languages including C, C++, C#, or Java
. Strong fundamentals in core Computer Science areas like Data Structures and Algorithms.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
. Experience with cloud architectures that scale horizontally
. Quickly adapt to new development environments and changing business requirements
. Create reliable/maintainable code, and find creative and scalable solutions to hard problems
. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely both written and orally
. A deep appreciation of scalability issues and high volume data handling.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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