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Software Development Engineer, Amazon Video - Digital Store

Software Development Engineer, Amazon Video - Digital Store

Job ID 
423527
Location 
UK-London
Posted Date 
18/04/2017
Company 
AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Amazon Video is changing the way millions of customers interact with video content. The Amazon Video team delivers high-quality instant video to Amazon customers through subscriptions (Amazon Prime) as well as purchases and rentals. Amazon believes so deeply in the mission of Video that we've launched our own studio to create original and exclusive content. Every day we face the challenges of a fast paced market and expanding technology set. As a member of the Video team, you will spend your time as a hands-on engineer and a technical leader. You will play a key role in building software products and features from the ground up. You will use a wide range of technologies, programming languages and systems. Your responsibilities will include all aspects of software development. You will have the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit millions of Amazon.com customers worldwide.

We'd love to have you join us and build the systems, services, and apps that delight our end users. We build apps for the web, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs, game consoles, and set top boxes. Using advanced machine learning and data mining techniques, we help our customers discover the best movies and TV shows. We measure data in Petabytes and streaming in Exabytes. We obsess over big picture problems like "How do we deliver video that’s more reliable than the internet it’s delivered over?" to low level details like "How do we squeeze maximum picture quality out of every bit delivered?" We strive to be on the forefront of new consumer technologies like UHD TV and High Dynamic Range video. We build huge scale distributed systems on the AWS cloud to make sure our service is always reliable for our customers. We use computer vision and machine learning techniques to build rich metadata about videos, and partner closely with teams like IMDb to let customers explore deeper into the TV and movies they love. In short, we have exciting challenges in an industry that’s doubling in size every year, and you can be a part of it.

The Digital Store team provide customers with the most complete selection of movies and TV shows to rent or buy, ranging from latest releases, through to the long tail of back catalogue content. We delight customers every day with market leading selection, prices and convenience. The AV Digital Store team is seeking strong software development engineers with experience in either front end development (web, mobile or living-room devices), or back-end web service experience to build the next generation of experiences around purchase and rental of movies and TV shows. As an Amazon software engineer you will design, develop, test, and run operations for the digital store's full stack from front-end to highly scalable distributed systems built on AWS infrastructure.

A successful candidate will have an established background in developing software for consumer-facing products, a strong technical ability, excellent organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, and, of course, a passion for TV and film. As an Amazon software engineer you will design, develop, test, and run operations for the digital store's full stack from front-end to highly scalable distributed systems built on AWS infrastructure.

Basic Qualifications

- Degree in Computer Science or related field
- Previous product development experience in consumer-focused companies
- Hands-on technical experience as software developer, or related role
- Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
- Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
- Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
- Experience developing in at least one of JavaScript, Java, Scala, C, C++, Perl etc.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience developing web services, or other large scale distributed systems, that have been successfully delivered to customers
- Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
- Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
- Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between