• Software Development Engineer - Dynamic Advertising

    Location UK-Edinburgh
    Posted Date 5 months ago(5 months ago)
    Job ID
    Amazon Dev Center (Scotland)
  • Job Description

    We are looking for outstanding developers to join us as full-time Software Development Engineers. Amazon's Dynamic Advertising program serves millions of personalized ads every day. We buy ad impressions in real time auctions and algorithmically deliver the most relevant ad. We're building dynamic video advertising, manipulating video in real time to deliver outstanding video experiences to our customers. We delight in data, and are constantly trying to enrich our models. We relentlessly optimize to keep delivering the best possible ads for our customers.

    Successful candidates will have an understanding of stable, scalable systems that have been successfully deployed in a business setting. You will be passionate about technology with a focus on the customer experience, great teamwork and communication skills and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

    You will work as part of one of our small Agile teams, launching and growing new initiatives for Amazon's global business. As an engineer, you can be involved in every aspect of the process - from idea generation, business analysis and technical design through to development and deployment across a variety of technologies - giving you a real sense of ownership. Together we build systems which meet high standards of performance and reliability and operate at massive scale.

    Amazon is a place where builders can build. We're looking for engineers who can delight customers by continually learning and inventing. From day one, you'll be working with experienced engineers, designers and applied scientists who love what they do.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Computer Science degree (2:1 or better), or related degree/postgraduate study. In lieu of an appropriate degree, relevant skills and experience will be considered.
    • Demonstrated best-practice software engineering including some aspects of agile methodologies, unit testing, refactoring, code reviews, continuous build and deployment processes.
    • Demonstrated coding skills in a language such as Java, Python, Ruby, C++ or C#.
    • Front end experience and familiarity with web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React).
    • Knowledge of computer science fundamentals including a broad range of algorithms and data-structures.
    • Experience mentoring and coaching others.
    • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience operating and maintaining production software.
    • Advanced coding skills (concurrency, profiling and performance optimization).
    • Designed and built complex systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling).
    • Experience with video editing/processing and/or creative video design.
    • Linux/UNIX (command-line tools, shell scripts, operations).
    • Experience in data manipulation and analysis.

    Personal qualities
    • Results oriented and analytical, with a customer and business focus.
    • Ability to communicate and discuss technical topics with both technical and business audiences.
    • Innovative, self-directed and able to deal well with ambiguous problems.
    • Strong sense of ownership, with a passion for software and continuous learning.

    We offer a strong benefits package including healthcare. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career, work in a unique environment, and be part of a passionate and international team to work hard, have fun and make history!

    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.

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