Software Development Engineer, Kindle
Amazon - Seattle, WA

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Job Description The Kindle Team is looking for experienced, results-oriented Software Development Engineers who are capable of translating business goals into robust software solutions. We own the Kindle device and accessory buying experience on Amazon's website (, and we are constantly experimenting and innovating to improve the customer experience. Successful candidates are creative software engineers who take great pride in the technical contributions of their work and are passionate about customer experience and great software.You will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of technologies from front-end UI to back-end distributed webservices to device software. You will own the design and execution of major deliverables.

Scaling, latency, and customer experience are top priorities as the business grows. This is a high-visibility team where you will make a direct positive impact on customers and the business. If you enjoy broadening your technical skills, building a new business, and working in an environment that thrives on creativity, experimentation, and product innovation, then this is the job for you! Basic Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 4+ year relevant work experience• 2+ years professional experience in software development• Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design• Computer Science fundamentals in data structures• Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis• Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or PERL Preferred Qualifications • Experience building complex software 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• Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.

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