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Senior Software Development Engineer

Company: Amazon.com
Location: Rowland Heights
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description Description Job summaryDescription: Want to work in a start-up environment with the resources of Amazon behind you? This is your chance to revolutionize visuals-first shopping for millions of customers worldwide while working with industry-leading technologies. We're building a brand new team in sunny Irvine, California and are looking for a passionate, team-oriented, and talented Senior Engineer with experience leading the building of innovative, sophisticated platforms and experiences that customers love. This is a unique opportunity to drive significant portions of the technical roadmap by getting in early. About us:We're building a new team in Irvine to map the world's images to the Amazon catalog. Our tech will enable customers to discover and shop Amazon for similar or related items to any image in their browser or supported mobile app, and enable influencers, curators and publishers to create shoppable photos on Amazon in seconds. We're part of Amazon's Personalization organization, which is a high-performing group that leverages Amazon s expertise in machine learning, big data, and distributed systems to deliver the best shopping experiences for our customers. We work full stack, from foundational backend systems to future-forward user interfaces. Our culture is centered on rapid prototyping, rigorous experimentation, and data-driven decision-making. Our work has revolutionized e-commerce with features such as "Customers Who Bought Also Bought" and "Recommended for You". We care deeply about our customers, as well as the well-being and growth of our team members. About the role:This role requires outstanding programming skills and you must also have a demonstrated track record of leadership in designing, developing, launching, optimizing and maintaining large scale production systems. As the team s lead engineer, you will drive all aspects of the software lifecycle: design, experimentation, implementation and testing. You should be willing to dive deep, experiment rapidly and get things done. You should have an entrepreneurial spirit, love autonomy, know how to deliver, and relish the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems. About you:You're a senior engineer looking for your next opportunity to innovate, build, deliver, and impress. You want to lead projects that require innovative and creative thinking, deep technical problem solving, and the opportunity to lead and mentor other engineers. You challenge yourself and others to constantly come up with better solutions. You're a thought leader - but you don't just know how to solve the problem - you prove it by building the solution. You have a high bar for coding excellence, a passion for design and architecture, and are a clear communicator.Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one software programming language
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering teamPreferred Qualifications
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
    • Experience designing and building software architectures for scalability, reliability and performance.
    • Proven ability to prioritize key system design details and deliver timely software with an intentional balance of features and technical debt.
    • Sharp analytical abilities, great sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
    • A strong sense of curiosity, and a passion for innovation and learning.
    • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Experience in a startup environment.
    • Master s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field; or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience.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

      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 Basic Qualifications
      • 4+ years of professional software development experience
      • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one software programming language
      • 2+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
      • Experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering teamPreferred Qualifications
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
        • Experience designing and building software architectures for scalability, reliability and performance.
        • Proven ability to prioritize key system design details and deliver timely software with an intentional balance of features and technical debt.
        • Sharp analytical abilities, great sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
        • A strong sense of curiosity, and a passion for innovation and learning.
        • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
        • Experience in a startup environment.
        • Master s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field; or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience.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

          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

Keywords: Amazon.com, Rowland Heights , Senior Software Development Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Rowland Heights, California

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