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Senior Software Development Engineer, Amazon Video - Channels Acquistions Team


London, United Kingdom


Amazon Video is changing the way millions of customers interact with video content. The Amazon Video team delivers high-quality instant video to Amazon customers through subscriptions (Amazon Prime) as well as purchases and rentals. Amazon believes so deeply in the mission of Video that we've launched our own studio to create original and exclusive content. Every day we face the challenges of a fast paced market and expanding technology set. As a member of the Video team, you will spend your time as a hands-on engineer and a technical leader. You will play a key role in building software products and features from the ground up. You will use a wide range of technologies, programming languages and systems. Your responsibilities will include all aspects of software development. You will have the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit millions of customers worldwide.

The Acquisition team is a full-stack team building industry leading acquisition technologies that learn from our customers’ preferences to personalize their experience on mobile, living room, website, as well as off-Amazon locations. The team offers highly motivated engineers diverse challenges from building world-class front-end experiences; on small-screen touch devices to resource constrained living devices, to designing and owning highly available service technologies, and comprehending big-data to create personalized experiences that respond to our individual customer preferences. We’re a self-contained team, operating like a small startup which enables us to build, learn and optimize at pace. If you’re seeking to grow your career by build compelling customer experiences in a team that owns the full-stack, join us today.

A successful Senior Software development Engineer (Sr. SDE) candidate will have an established background in leading the development of software for consumer-facing products, a strong technical ability, excellent organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, and, of course, a passion for TV and film. As an Amazon Sr. SDE you lead a team of software engineer's to design, develop, test, and run operations for the Acqusitions teams full stack from front-end to highly scalable distributed systems built on AWS infrastructure.


· You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field or of relevant work experience
· Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Java, C#, C++, Python, or Perl etc.
· Taken a leading role in building large scale software or services that has been successfully delivered to customers
· Lead your team's code reviews, design reviews, automated testing, and architectural designs.
· Develop software engineering best practices for your team's live site operations, security and quality practices.
· You help others. You have experience mentoring software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
· You're a great communicator. You work well with others in different teams and different disciplines to collect requirements and collaborate on challenging problems.


· You enjoy having a huge impact on a new global business – we’re moving fast and the scope of this role is large, so in addition to other engineering teams, experience working closely with and influencing business teams, UX teams, and product teams, is a big plus
· You have a bit of an entrepreneurial streak and like understanding how the entire business works – our Sr. SDEs don’t just define the technical approach, but also have a seat at the table to help make the right product decisions. We’re building a multi-billion dollar business, and you’ll be right in the middle of it!
· You’ve either built or worked with distributed systems and are familiar with related topics such as consistency, durability, and concurrency
· It helps if you’ve developed on Linux, and have experience using AWS and building/using web services generally speaking
· You’ve had some exposure to video technology or television broadcast technology, and if you haven’t, you’ll learn a lot about it

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. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


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