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Sr. Software Development Engineer, Amazon Video - Website Team

Sr. Software Development Engineer, Amazon Video - Website Team

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AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
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Job Description

At Amazon Video, we're fundamentally changing the way millions of customers access, consume and interact with video content worldwide. Inventing on behalf of our customers is in our DNA: Prime Video, X-Ray, Amazon Studio Originals (The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Shaun the Sheep..) and add-on subscriptions (Showtime, Starz, Comedy Central..) are just a few of the features and capabilities that delight our customers. It's a green-field space overdue for disruption and we'd like you to join us in our mission to enable everyone to search, discover, consume and interact with video content anytime, anywhere and on any device.

The Amazon Video (AV) Web team owns the website experience for all AV customers worldwide. This includes the AV Homepage, Detail Page, Search, Browse, Watchlists, Your Video Library, Account Settings and the Getting Started experience. We're building AV's next generation website architecture and customer experience using technologies such as Node.js, React, Scala and machine learning.

As a Senior Software Development Engineer on the AV Web team, you will lead the design and implementation of significant technical projects by both achieving results through other SDE's as well as writing critical-path code yourself. In collaboration with the Software Development Manager on the team, you will influence your team’s technical and business strategy by making insightful contributions to team priorities and approach, take the lead in identifying and solving ambiguous technical problems, architecture deficiencies, or areas where your team’s software bottlenecks the innovation of other teams. To achieve results through others, you will demonstrate technical influence over 1-2 teams, either via a collaborative software effort or by increasing their productivity and effectiveness by driving software engineering best practices. You'll also lead design reviews for your team, actively participate in design reviews across the org, provide insightful code reviews and actively mentor other engineers.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Previous experience as a senior SDE, leading the design and implementation of successful large-scale software projects and mentoring junior SDEs
  • Real-world experience writing production-quality software (Java, Javascript, C, C++, Scala, Perl, etc.) that has been successfully delivered to customers
  • Ability to harmonize discordant views and lead the resolution of contentious issues (build consensus)
  • Fluent with the entire software development life cycle (coding standards, source control, build process, testing and operations).
  • Proven ability to correctly apply Computer Science fundamentals such as object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Track record of ownership, focus on the end customer and delivering the right results

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Hands-on experience as a full stack software development engineer (front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between)
  • In depth experience with Node.js & React
  • Experience with Scala
Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and successful background screening check. This will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy/procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.

machine learning, scala, node, node.js, react, javascript, amazon video, prime video, the grand tour