Software Development Engineer III

Software Development Engineer III

10-13 years
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Job summary
Prime Video is improving customer experience with an ever-increasing selection of premium films, live sports, TV series, and award-winning original content. Prime Video runs on thousands of device types in over 250 territories worldwide. The Playback Services team designs, implements, and operates the APIs used to play every title on Prime Video. This provides the unique challenge of creating complex, highly-available, low latency systems ensuring Prime Video customers are able to stream their content every time a play button is pressed. Our architecture leverages the latest in AWS cloud technologies including EC2, S3, DynamoDB, Kinesys, and CloudFront in supporting billions of requests from millions of Prime Video users. Are you inspired to develop and launch new products Apply now to shape and influence the Prime Video experience for millions around the world.

As a Sr Software Development Engineer - III on the Playback Services team you will:

Design, implement, and operate distributed systems for massive scale live events such as Thursday Night Football and English Premier League.
Use AWS cloud technologies including EC2, S3, DynamoDB, Lambda, Kinesis, and CloudFront.
Partner with device teams to integrate our services with new and pre-production devices.
Continuously raise the bar for code quality, reliability, and operational excellence.

A successful Software Engineer candidates have a solid background in modern programming languages, distributed system design, and high-scalability. Experience with machine learning and big data systems is a plus.

. Mentor high-performing software development engineers, and drive a culture of engineering and operational excellence
. Write high quality, low-friction code to lead by example in their technical leadership
. Work with cutting-edge technology and linearly scalable distributed systems, and make high-judgement technology decisions
. Work closely with technical product managers and business leaders to help define and execute on a roadmap and execution plan to develop enhanced and intelligent features in Prime Video Playback Services
. Make design decisions to grow the product scalability and adoption by 10x
. Be hands-on in systems design, and help define architectures to continuously improve systems performance and reliability, and devise ways to reduce sunk costs in infrastructure
. Leverage strong communication skills and a passion for technology to advance Playback technology
. Code review other engineers code, and mentor junior developers on the team
. Raise the bar in operating the service, ensuring customer's integrations are always available

A day in the life
This Sr. Software Development Engineer will work with TPMs, SDMs, and SDEs from other teams to articulate/document problems, design solutions, and review designs. Also the Sr. SDE will review code of other engineers, mentor and provide technical guidance to unblock engineers. This Sr. SDE will design distributed systems that will seamlessly scale horizontally and linearly as the live and video on-demand traffic increases.

Basic Qualifications :
10+ years of software development experience, including Java and/or C++.
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 using modern web development technologies and techniques, including JavaScript, AJAX, HTML5, CSS, Responsive Design, web services, etc.,
Designing and developing enterprise Web applications using Java, Spring MVC, Hibernate, JavaScript, JQuery
Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems ability to think abstractly
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 with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems

Preferred Qualifications :
Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
Experience with distributed system design
Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team

About Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company's DNA. The world's brightest technology minds come to to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

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