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Graduate Software Development Engineer

Graduate Software Development Engineer

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AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
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Job Description

At Amazon Prime 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.

We're looking for talented, motivated Software Development Engineer Graduates who can join us to offer a great customer experiences. If you are graduating in 2018 and have an interest in building large-scale, high-performance, customer-centric products and think end-to-end, this may be the job you've been looking for.

Since we have a wide variety of projects and technologies, we are looking for different profiles, from engineers interested in front-end development (for our hybrid mobile applications and website) to back-end engineers to develop the systems that power our warehouse (focused in solving complex multi-objective resource allocation problems), including machine learning engineers for our recommendation or fraud detection systems.

Development opportunities:
As a new graduate you will join your team at Amazon Prime Video between August and October 2018, and will go through induction training. You will drive your own learning and development with guidance and coaching from your manager, buddy and colleagues around you - not to mention the excellent long-term development prospects you’d expect from one of the world’s leading online businesses.

We will also make sure you’re well rewarded. We offer a competitive salary, stock units and a range of other benefits (including healthcare and an employee discount), in addition to a study support package and the excellent long-term development prospects you’d expect from one of the world’s leading online retailers.

What you will do..
  • Use technology to solve straightforward problems, seeking input and guidance from team members.
  • Create or have responsibility to improve or invent small tools or applications.
  • Take a defined design and turn it into code and deliver it on schedule, applying appropriate technologies and current software engineering best practices.
  • Write secure, stable, testable, maintainable code with minimal defects.
  • Make appropriate implementation trade-off decisions (e.g., array or hash table?).
  • Participate in team design, scoping and prioritization discussions.
  • Seek to learn the business context and technologies behind your team’s software.
  • Work effectively with customers and/or internal partners to understand business impacts and identify any opportunities/problems arising from technical decisions.
  • Invent, refine and develop your solutions to ensure they are meeting customer needs and team goals.

Basic Qualifications

  • Working towards a degree in Computer Science or related field (expected graduation in 2018)
  • 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: Java, C, C++, or Perl

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in developing web services, or other large scale distributed systems
  • Interest in designing and developing interactive experiences for games consoles, mobiles and tablets.
Salary: Competitive

We are hiring on a rolling basis so we would encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

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.