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Amazon Web Services Senior Software Developer Engineer, Amazon Explore in Seattle, Washington

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Amazon Explore (www.amazon.com/explore) is looking for enthusiastic engineers to build the next generations of delightful features for our customers in experiential shopping and tourism globally. This new and unique service is modernizing shopping experiences and enabling more human connection at a global scale. We are a smart team of doers who work passionately to apply cutting-edge advances in technology and to solve real-world problems that will transform our customers’ experiences in new ways.

What does Amazon Explore offer to our customers?

In an Amazon Explore session, our customer is virtually teleported to a selected destination in real-time and is connected to a Host, who engages them in variety of personalized experiences - exploring a landmark or local culture, learning a new creative skill, or shopping live remotely at a physical store.

Our vision for Amazon Explore is to be the world’s most loved marketplace and the destination of choice for livestreamed and interactive virtual travel with experiential shopping. Our mission is to deliver the highest possible sense of presence in a remote location, the best available selection, lowest possible price points and utmost customer convenience.

What will you do?

You will bring your software engineering craftsmanship and skills to develop, extend, and scale our services to help us build the next generation of delightful product features. We move fast, make prudent decisions and apply the Boy Scouts Rule every day across our platform; both in design and operations. You will work closely with senior and principal engineers who are passionate about growing our engineering talents.

In this role you will:

· Write maintainable code and tests, perform peer code-reviews, write technical documents, and participate in technical discussions.

· Work in an Agile environment to continuously deliver high quality software that improves our customers' experiences.

· Have a high attention to detail, working closely with business and technical stakeholders to drive measurable results.

· Work in a team environment to collaborate and strive for consensus by making data-driven decisions.

What will you get from us?

We are a team that cares about your work-life balance, while challenging you to solve problems at Amazon scale. You will be part of a strong team in a fast-paced, start-up environment where Agile is embraced and innovation and creativity is encouraged. You will get support and resources from some of the smartest people in the industry to continue your personal and professional growth. You will build software that will improve our customers' lives.

Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth

We are dedicated to supporting our engineers career. You will have a career growth plan that will be developed by you and your manager to ensure your professional growth within the team. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

· 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

· 4+ years of professional software development experience

· 2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team

· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field

· 7+ year of professional software experience

· 3+ years of experience contributing to the architecture, patterns, scaling and operational excellence of new and existing systems

· Strong track record in designing and implementing large scale consumer facing applications

· 5+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience building highly-available distributed systems on cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS)

· Experience in improving customer experience on platform level (e.g. latency reduction)

· Experience designing new for scale and flexibility from the ground up

· Experience in Behavior Driven Development best practices

· Experience in Kotlin and Node JS

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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