Sr. Software Development Engineer - Kindle Rendering
Amazon Digital Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA

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Amazon Kindle is a revolutionary reading device and one of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses at Amazon. We are seeking a passionate, hard-working, and talented software engineer who has experience building mission critical software and reusable software libraries to help shape the future of eBooks.

We own the design, architecture, and implementation of a platform to enable reading innovation across file formats and operating systems. Our software supports Kindle customers on all major mobile platforms. Our engineers enjoy working as a team and welcome the opportunity to lead whenever possible.

The Role:

The Software Engineer will provide technical leadership and contribute to the definition, development, integration, test, documentation, and support of java and C++ applications across multiple platforms. This hands-on position requires broad engineering competence and in-depth technical knowledge of embedded and application software development, as well as demonstrated experience successfully planning, organizing, and conducting software development projects in a dynamic environment.
  • Responsible for the architecture of software solutions, the determining current limitations and compatibilities between subsystems, the selection of new concepts and methodology, and the development of major routines and utilities.
  • Creating new feature and performance improvements
  • Preparation of technical requirements and software design specifications.
  • Instilling best practices for software development and documentation, making sure designs meet requirements, and delivering high quality software on tight schedules.

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Basic Qualifications
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of software development experience, including C++, Java
  • Experience in OOP, C++, device development and performance testing.
  • Familiarity with current Web standards including latest HTML, CSS, and JavaScript standards.
  • Ability to debug and refactor 3rd party code.
  • Experience shipping several releases to customers and supporting them.
  • Ability to mentor and guide less experience developers.
  • Ability to estimate complex multi-developer projects.
  • Experience with embedded Linux devices or Android devices.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Any experience with building layout/rendering systems such as Trident or Gecko
  • Demonstrated experience delivering innovative products.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to executives and non-technical leaders.
  • Superior design and architecture knowledge, as well as familiarity with object oriented design patterns.
  • Engineering process expertise, with a full understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles.
  • Robust project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedules.
  • Excellent judgment, organizational, and problem solving skills.

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