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Senior Software Development Engineer - Global Talent Management

Amazon

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Want to help design and build a brand new set of apps and a platform for the future of Talent Management at Amazon, as experienced by hundreds of thousands of employees? You can help us deliver an awesome employee experience, putting the employee at the center of their career. Come be part of a team that will directly shape and influence the future growth of every employee at Amazon including your own!

You will work as a full-stack developer using the latest technologies including Java microservices in a distributed service-orientated architecture, AWS, NoSQL, workflows, to build a responsive JavaScript web application (using ECMA5, React and Angular 2). You will still want to be coding and contributing regularly. This is a hands on role with the expectation of 50% of your time spent on the code.

You will work as part of a sustainable paced agile team and will play a technical hands on leadership role in your team giving you the responsibility and authority and autonomy to ensure success. You will have a system-wide, architectural view of the solutions that you build. You will be involved in every aspect of the process - from idea generation, business analysis and technical design through to software development using the latest technologies and design patterns. Your systems will meet remarkably high standards of performance and reliability, and will operate at massive scale, 24x7.

Come join a team full of very intelligent and capable people who come from all over the world. Enjoy the chance to work in a relaxed setting with a good social life. The team based in Edinburgh, Scotland is rapidly expanding. Successful candidates will have strong technical ability, a focus on the customer experience, great teamwork and communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

The position offers exceptional opportunities for every candidate to grow their technical and non-technical skills. If you are selected, you have the opportunity to really make a difference to our business by inventing, enhancing and building world class systems, delivering results, working on exciting and challenging projects.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Extensive experience providing technical leadership as a senior engineer.
· Computer Science Honours degree (2:1 or better) or another technical degree or postgraduate study. In lieu of degree, relevant skills and equivalent experience.
· Demonstrated coding and problem solving skills in at least one modern programming language.
· Strong computer science grounding in a broad range of algorithms and data-structures.
· Good design pattern knowledge and the ability to pick the right pattern after understanding the trade offs.
· Strong written and verbal English communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Demonstrated best-practice software engineering including Agile methodologies, TDD, unit testing, refactoring, code reviews, continuous build and deployment processes.
· Experience providing technical leadership and mentoring other engineers.
· Experience operating and maintaining production software.
· Advanced coding skills (concurrency, profiling and performance optimisation).
· Designed and built complex systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling).
· Web development (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, JQuery, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails)
· Linux/UNIX (command-line tools, shell scripts, operations)
· Experience in basic data manipulation and analysis, including command-line tools and scripting.
· Knowledge of mobile technologies and / or responsive web design.

Personal qualities
· Results oriented and analytical, with a strong customer and business focus.
· Ability to communicate and discuss technical topics with both technical and business audiences.
· Highly innovative, self-directed and able to deal well with ambiguous problems.
· Strong sense of ownership, with a passion for software and continuous learning.

In return, we offer a highly competitive salary, and many other excellent benefits including healthcare and Stock. At Amazon, employees have the opportunity to become owners of the Company. We want employees to think like owners, and awarding equity provides an ownership opportunity to our employees. Eligible Amazon and subsidiary employees receive Amazon Restricted Stock Units. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career in a unique, passionate and international environment, work hard, have fun and make history!

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

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