Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Web Development Engineer II

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Amazon Prime, described as the best bargain in the history of shopping, is the membership program that provides a premium experience on in the US and seven international locales. In the US, Prime includes: free two-day shipping benefits on over 15 million items, free unlimited streaming of over 30,000 movies and TV shows, and a Kindle book to borrow for free each month. Amazon now ships more items with Prime Free Two-Day Shipping than with Free Super Saver Shipping. The Prime Acquisition team is looking for a top notch technical leader to drive the expansion of Prime offering to an ever increasing number of locations and surfaces (web, apps, Kindle, tablets, phones, gaming consoles, TV, etc.).

As a Senior Software Development Engineer you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to come up with an architecture and solutions to dramatically improve the speed at which new Prime offerings, messaging, and experiments can be done. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed in a cross-organization environment.

The Role:

· Design/Architect major evolution of the Prime messaging and signup software on the server side and on the client side.

· Technical expert on projects that have a major impact on both the software engineering team as well as the entire Prime organization.

· Lead projects that have a major impact across organizations (Prime, Retail Website, Kindle, Amazon Video, ...).

· Provide technical leadership in evaluating, understanding and integrating varied software solutions.

· Responsible for software architecture including determination of current limitations and compatibilities between systems, orchestration of technical evolutions across several systems.

· Preparation of technical requirements, software design specifications and other forms of architectural documentation.

· Provide technical mentorship to the engineers in our organization.

· Deliver high quality work on tight schedules.

Basic Qualifications
Experience developing with JAVA, HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML Web Services, Perl/CGI, MySQL, Oracle and Linux/Unix

Portfolio or samples of online materials

3+ years experience designing and developing internet applications
Preferred Qualifications
Work well in teams and respects and welcome ideas from partners, business stakeholders, and technical experts

Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly

Self-directed and capable of working effectively in a dynamic environment

Passion for solving complex and interesting problems

Passion for writing great, simple, clean, efficient code

Demonstrated visual design expertise; capacity for creating fun, highly usable designs and layouts, and a bias towards simplification

Strong UX design skills, as well as demonstrating the ability to map out and simply user workflows


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