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Senior Software Development Engineer, Prime Video

Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Location: Culver City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Prime Video (PV) is changing the way millions of customers consume and interact with video around the world. The cross-benefit discovery team on Prime Video is a new team whose mission is to build and deliver scalable customer experiences that enable Prime Video streamers to discover the full breadth of their Prime benefits. Because we know that distraction-free video watching is so important, we are focusing on creating new, device-specific experiences that seamlessly expose the value of Prime to our customers. If you are interested in shaping the future of Prime Video on mobile devices, in the living room and on the web, this new role offers green-field opportunities to shape the design and engineering decisions for many future experiences.

As the senior technical lead developing the architecture and guiding the implementation of the cross-benefits discovery team's experiences, you will set the direction for new customer-facing products inside the Prime Video apps and website that are used daily by many millions of customers world-wide. You will need to think both strategically, setting out a long-term, sustainable technical roadmap that can grow from one to many products, and very tactical in getting usable products to our customers quickly, and iterating on their feedback. Your environment will be fast-paced and highly collaborative, requiring you to be flexible in adapting existing technologies while also pioneering brand-new. When going from vision to implementation, you will keep the customer experience in mind at all times and care about maintaining customer trust and delivering genuine value. All of this is paired with long-term sustainability and operational excellence. Above all, because this is a senior leadership role that works closely with other senior leaders and mentors a team, you will have excellent communication skills that show a passion for welcoming, celebrating, and leveraging a diverse set of backgrounds and skillsets. Driving results in a way that builds on our inclusive culture is expected of a Senior SDE and is key to our long-term success.

The ideal candidate will have experience designing both frontend and backend systems, with an emphasis on mobile app feature development scaling to very large user bases. They will have created and launched scalable customer-facing experiences from the ground up, and contributed/modified existing ones, demonstrating knowledge of architecture, design patterns, reliability & scaling). Knowledge of cross-platform technologies (e.g. React) is a plus, as is prior use of Kotlin and Java.

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • A track record of taking a project from scoping requirements through actual customer launch to a large user base
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software features, and technical designs, as well as influencing software engineering best practices within your team, showcasing strong written and verbal English communications skills
  • MS/BS in Computer Science or a related degree
  • Experience in utilizing Mobile design patterns, building mobile frameworks/SDKs, building custom UX widgets and optimizing apps for performance. Knowledge of Kotlin and cross-platform technologies (e.g. React) will be a plus.

Keywords: Amazon.com, Inc., Los Angeles , Senior Software Development Engineer, Prime Video, Other , Culver City, California

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