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Amazon Corporate LLC Sr. Software Engineer, Special Projects in Seattle, Washington

Job summaryWe are looking for a passionate, hard working, and talented Software Development Engineer to join a newly funded initiative. The candidate will own the core services that are high available and performant to serve customers at a large scale. Competitive candidates are responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, startup-like environment. Being part of the founding team, you have the opportunity to define the software system architecture of an entirely new product and work together with a diverse and talented team of technologists, engineers, and scientists to build something transformative that makes the world a better place.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 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.Work/life BalanceOur team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. 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 GrowthOur team is dedicated to supporting new members. 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.#specialprojects1Key job responsibilitiesLead design, development and delivery of core backend services and operation processes for a large scale high quality consumer productInstill best engineering practices for the team in project planning, technical design and review, code review, process automation, and continuous deliveryCollaborate with cross functional teams to drive and influence key technical decisions that align with team priority and long term product visionTake ownership of complex systems from end to end2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design4+ years of professional software development experience2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering teamExperience in leading technical projects across all stages of development, including ideation, architecture, design, implementation, and operational readinessExperience in building scalable systems, including owning architecture, design, and critical-path coding for services. You know how to launch, support, and improve backend servicesStrong experience with AWS and other cloud technologiesAbility to work efficiently in a fast-paced, ambiguous, entrepreneurial-minded environmentOpen minded about learning new areas and getting out of one's comfort zoneExperience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skillsExperience influencing software engineering best practices within your teamAmazon is commi