• Senior Software Development Engineer, Prime Video - TAPS Team

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 4 months ago(18/04/2018 14:49)
    Job ID
    640976
    Company
    AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
  • 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.

    Within Prime Video, the Amazon Video Commerce Experience organization (AVCX) are responsible for the Amazon customer experience in purchasing and subscribing to video content, from surfacing the most relevant offers and ensuring transactions succeed to handling the life-cycle of everything they have bought. The Title Action Presentation Service (TAPS) is the AVCX service used for building the data needed to buy and play video content from all Prime Video client applications. The TAPS service is used in the rental of video, all Prime & 3rd party channel subscriptions, and is used in almost every purchase, playback, download and refund experience within Amazon's Prime Video platform. It is a fundamental component for almost all new projects and features, and is a central point for interaction between front-end and back-end systems. Joining the TAPS team will give you the opportunity to influence critical product road-maps and design features impacting millions of Video customers around the world.

    Are you ready to:
    1. Lead a team to design and build solutions for video content while considering large-scale computing, distributed systems, scalability, security, and what technology is right for problem, not just what is used today?
    2. Collaborate with other global teams involved in the client and other backend services to ensure the right architecture choices are made?
    3. Evangelize these solutions so they will impact how we run Prime Video worldwide?

    Who is right for this role?
    Software Engineers who have technically led teams in launching distributed and/or web services for consumer-facing products, who take ownership, have excellent organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a rapidly changing environment, and a real passion for TV and film!

    Basic Qualifications

    • Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
    • Computer Science & software engineering fundamentals in algorithms, data-structures, object-oriented design, efficiency, concurrency & performance optimization.
    • Highly proficient in at least one modern programming language such as Java, C++, C#, Objective-C, JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, or Python
    • Experience with cloud computing, and large-scale, high-availability distributed architectures that have been successfully delivered to customers
    • Proven technical leadership of at least 1-2 teams as a technical lead, team lead or architect
    • Strong experience in leading teams in systems design & architecture, including leading design reviews for your team and/or others
    • Experience leading and influencing professional software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code & design reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, security, and operations
    • Experience mentoring software engineers on your team to successfully execute on their deliverables, and achieve their longer term career aspirations
    • Experience working directly with customers, senior management, and/or business/product teams to influence your team’s roadmap & prioritization, as well as defining requirements for highly ambiguous problems

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between
    • Experience of product deployments with AWS services
    • Experience of high volume services e.g. &gt20k transactions per second
    • Knowledge of OS fundamentals
    • Experience working in an Agile environment
    • Strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills
    • Strong written and verbal English communications skills

    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 belief 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.

    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.

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