• Senior Software Development Engineer, Prime Video - Test Services Team

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 11 months ago(23/11/2017 9:57)
    Job ID
    AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Job Description

    Amazon’s Prime Video is a premium on-demand video entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch from popular Prime Original TV shows (made by Amazon Studios) such as The Grand Tour, Jack Ryan and the recent Golden Globe winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to Prime Original Movies like the Oscar-winning Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman. The service also offers TV shows that are exclusively available for Prime members in each country such as American Gods, MR ROBOT and Outlander, and more recently live sport including the US Open tennis from 2018 and Premier League games from 2019. Beyond this content exclusivity, the service further differentiates from other video-on-demand services by offering Prime members the opportunity to subscribe to 60+ channels like Discovery, Starz, Eurosport Player and hayu and hundreds of thousands of additional titles to watch instantly with no extra apps to download or long term contracts. Prime Video is at the forefront of the entertainment industry and growing fast - now available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide – and we work in a dynamic, and exciting environment where innovating on behalf of our customers is at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds exciting to you, please read on.

    The Test Services team is responsible for developing all required infrastructure and tools that enable teams to deliver the Prime Video applications to our customers and partners rapidly across thousands of devices globally. This includes building test services that enable distributed on device testing, continuous delivery features and building tools that improve the overall quality of Prime Video products.

    As a Senior Software Development Engineer on the Test Services 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

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or relevant industry experience as a Software Engineer
    • Understanding of computer science fundamentals such as algorithm design, problem solving, complexity analysis, data structures and object orientated design
    • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as Java, Python, JavaScript, NodeJS, C or C++
    • Experience taking a leading role in designing, building and implementing complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
    • Experience leading & influencing software engineering best practices within your team and across others for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Experience mentoring software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
    • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
    • Solid understanding of test principles, including TDD

    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)
    • Track record in building test tools, automation frameworks, or build tools, as well as working with established testing toolsets
    • In depth experience with React
    • Experience with Scala
    node, node.js, react, javascript, amazon video, prime video, the grand tour

    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 objective criteria including your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of colour, race, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, age or trade union membership. Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to this recruitment process.


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