Senior Software Development Engineer, Amazon

CloudTune

$151.3-261.5k

AWS
Python
Java
Senior level
San Francisco Bay Area

Office located in Sunnyvale, CA

Amazon

The largest online retailer and technology provider

Job no longer available

Amazon

The largest online retailer and technology provider

1001+ employees

B2CB2BMarketplaceCloud ComputingeCommerce

Job no longer available

$151.3-261.5k

AWS
Python
Java
Senior level
San Francisco Bay Area

Office located in Sunnyvale, CA

1001+ employees

B2CB2BMarketplaceCloud ComputingeCommerce

Company mission

Amazon aims to be Earth’s most customer centric company. Their mission is to continually raise the bar of the customer experience by using the internet and technology to help consumers find, discover and buy anything, and empower businesses and content creators to maximise their success.

Role

Who you are

  • 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience
  • 5+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team

Desirable

  • 5+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

What the job involves

  • We are hiring a Senior Software Development Engineer to join our Pirates team within CloudTune Cost Controllership (CTCC)
  • This team is dedicated to building scalable services that enable responsible service ownership
  • Our systems provide comprehensive visibility into the costs of Amazon's infrastructure, enabling efficient resource management, and driving accountability for the services' resource utilization
  • Tackle large-scale challenges using data-driven and algorithmic solutions
  • Collaborate with experienced engineers, technical product managers, and leaders to create innovative products
  • Design and develop highly distributed system components
  • Influence and guide the work of technically proficient customers and partners
  • Work on latest AWS technologies, CDK and software programming languages like Java or Python
  • In this role, you will play a pivotal role in defining the vision, software design, patterns, and technology choices to deliver innovative software products against our fast-iterative ideology
  • You will build the software that enables our charter, and participate in shaping the team's direction
  • You will engage directly with partners and customers across Amazon's engineering community to maximize the value we're delivering
  • You will have the opportunity to experiment with different technologies, work with Amazon scale big data and processing at scale and the latest AWS products

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Amazon is the world's largest online retailer, and is well-known for its disruption of well-established industries. The company is present in numerous verticals, including cloud computing with Amazon Web Services, AI with its range of Alexa devices and a global marketplace more commonly referred to as 'the everything store'. Acquisitions include Ring, Twitch, Whole Foods Market, and IMDb.

More recently, Amazon has been focused on leading the "third wave in digital advertising". Many businesses are now shifting ad dollars to retailers, which before would have been spent with online media platforms. Amazon's seen great success in the space, with its revenue from advertising now higher than its Amazon Prime membership scheme, audiobooks and digital music combined. This growth is particularly impressive considering its digital ad rivals (like Snap, Alphabet, and Meta) have suffered declines due to wider macroeconomic factors and Apple's iOS privacy changes.

Despite its dominant market position, Amazon will continue to be challenged over the next decade, including sustaining AWS's cloud dominance in the face of Google and Microsoft. On top of this, the company's e-commerce division is facing profitability problems despite its 2023 post-IPO debt funding of 8 billion. It will need to find new ways to stay above their competitors.

Insights

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

16% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Company benefits

  • Employees have opportunities to own Amazon stock, participate in 401(k) plans with company match, and enroll in paid life and accident insurance
  • Financial counseling and estate planning services are also available, plus paid short-term and long-term disability if needed
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage to all our regular full-time employees, regardless of their level, tenure, or position
  • Amazon employees have free access to a network of more than 2 million caregivers, including nannies, babysitters and special-needs caretakers
  • Employees receive discounts on certain day care centers, and Amazon provides a variety of free resources for parents of children with autism, ADHD and developmental disabilities
  • Adoption assistance for qualified domestic and international adoption expenses including attorney fees, court costs, and travel
  • Leave Share program allows employees to give six weeks of paid parental leave to a spouse or partner who isn’t eligible for parental leave from their employer
  • Amazon Care's virtual services are available in all 50 states, and in-person care is active in Seattle, Washington, D.C., Arlington, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Austin, and Los Angeles, with 20+ more markets coming online in 2022 alone
  • 20 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers and six weeks for parents who adopt

Company values

  • Customer obsession rather than competitor focus
  • Passion for invention
  • Commitment to operational excellence
  • Long-term thinking

Company HQ

South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

Founders

Jeff Bezos

(Executive Chairman)

Jeff is an American business magnate, media proprietor, and investor. As well as founding Amazon, Jeff founded Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company and also owns The Washington Post.

Andy Jassy

(President & CEO (not founder))

Joined Amazon as a Marketing Manager in 1997. Developed AWS with Jeff Bezos, and became CEO of Amazon in 2021.

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