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Amazon Software Development Engineer, WW Books Demand in Seattle, Washington


We are looking for passionate and talented Software Development Engineer who has experience in building innovative, mission critical, highly scalable and complex applications & services. You will have an enormous opportunity to make a large impact on the design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products used every day, by people you know.

We at Amazon Books are very excited about the challenging roadmap ahead that involves building technology for our new business initiatives with an opportunity to work on core systems that will empower Goodreads and Books Series with a grounds-up product development opportunity.

As a key member, you will get the opportunity to own major systems & deliverables, experience all aspects of the software development life cycle using agile methodology. The successful candidate will thrive in a culture of experimentation and innovation, but also have a proven track record of delivering results to solve challenging problems.

We are looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer who’s excited to build innovative technologies that define the future of reading. If you are the one who’s excited about entrepreneurial thinking, creating technology solutions for tough problems then we want to hear from you!

As a leader, you will influence and lead the team with the best engineering practices. You make sure that our software is designed to be responsive, reliable, extensible and maintainable. You will work closely with our partner teams to architect solutions that will scale to hundreds of millions of customers. Most importantly, you will be able to use your expertise to define what word-class book reading experience should be. Joining our team provides the unique challenge and opportunity to learn cutting edge technologies in both back and front end.

This role will have a profound impact on millions of readers. If you are a talented Software Developer enjoying making an impact to a world-leading book reading services, you should apply today!

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $115,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.