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Software Development Engineer


London, United Kingdom

Amazon Development Centre London is seeking a Software Development Engineer (SDE) to join the Partner Integration Team and work with the A-list of home entertainment manufacturers to bring Amazon Video (AV) to the latest and greatest home entertainment devices. If you like getting yours hands dirty, working with cutting edge entertainment hardware, and shipping product, then this is the place to be. The team has already launched the Amazon Video app on a range of living room devices from Sony, Samsung and LG amongst others. Consumer equipment manufacturers continue to innovate with the launch of 4K, HDR, curved screens, wand controllers and virtual reality and you will be responsible for bringing those innovations to our AV customers.

The Software Development Engineer will be part of a software development team integrating & testing client applications for the distribution of Amazon Video on big-screen devices. They will work to deliver a superlative and immersive experience to Amazon Video customers on a growing range of devices. The SDE will innovate, automate and trouble-shoot device integrations.

A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, high creativity, great analytical reasoning skills, and, of course, a passion for TV and film. The role is based in the London Development Centre and will provide opportunity to travel to partner sites in Europe, Asia and America.
Amazon Video is changing the way millions of customers interact with video content. The Amazon Video team delivers high-quality video to Amazon customers through subscriptions (Amazon Prime) as well as purchases and rentals. Amazon believes so deeply in the mission of Amazon 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 Amazon 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 Amazon customers worldwide.

We'd love to have you join us and build the systems, services and apps that delight our end users and enable our technology teams to move faster. We build apps for Smart TVs, Game Consoles, and Set Top Boxes. Using advanced machine learning and data mining techniques, we help our customers discover the best movies and TV shows. We measure data in Petabytes and streaming in Exabytes. We obsess over big picture problems like "How do we deliver video that’s more reliable than the internet it’s delivered over?" to low level details like "How do we squeeze maximum picture quality out of every bit delivered?" We strive to be on the forefront of new consumer technologies like 4K UHD and High Dynamic Range video. We build huge scale distributed systems on the AWS cloud to make sure our service is always reliable for our customers. We use computer vision and machine learning techniques to build rich metadata about videos, and partner closely with teams like IMDb to let customers explore deeper into the TV and movies they love. In short, we have exciting challenges in an industry that’s doubling in size every year, and you can be a part of it.

· Degree in Computer Science or related, or equivalent work experience.
· Solid years of experience with C++ in a Linux Environment
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Experience with owning end-to-end software lifecycle
· Comfortable with a rapidly changing environment
· Experience of product development in consumer-focused companies
· Experience developing in at least one of Java, C or Perl

· Experience with embedded systems will be valuable
· Experience with object-oriented design
· Experience with data structures
· Experience with algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis


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