Saturday, November 2, 2013

Software Development Engineer in Test - Kindle Digital Products

Do you want to take the best retail platform in the world and merge it with state of the art device technology? If so, then the Kindle team is the place for you. Kindle is the #1 best-selling product on all of Amazon and one of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses at Amazon. Amazon has also developed significant digital and mobile businesses include Amazon MP3, Amazon Instant Video, IMDb, Amazon Mobile store, and Audible. Many of these applications run on a range of mobile platforms including Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and more.

You will be able to utilize your development skills in a real-time, large-scale, complex distributed environment to deliver applications that are core to readers and devices. You will be able to build and improve software and tools by translating functional requirements into robust, scalable solutions that work well within the overall system architecture. This is an opportunity to build the automated test infrastructure of your dreams.


  • Participate in the testing of large-scale systems, including driving processes to reduce test automation maintenance, as well as improve and simplify quality assurance processes.

  • Build and maintain an automated test infrastructure for a multi-platform product that will be used to validate all aspects of the product operation.

  • Evaluate product functionality and create test strategies and test cases to assess product quality.

  • Work closely with software engineers on technical issues related to the development of complex, large-scale systems.

  • Provide advice and mentoring to more junior members of the team.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related field

  • 3+ years of software development and testing experience

  • Experience building and designing test cases and knowledge of test methodologies

  • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis

  • Proficiency in at least, one modern programming language such as C/C++, C#, Java, or Python

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing in a Linux environment and in utilizing virtual machines

  • Knowledge of industry standard test automation tools and experience in developing product test harnesses and instrumenting products to gather test results

  • API automation testing including working experience with unit test automation frameworks.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate and communicate meaningful development metrics


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