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Senior Software Development Engineer, Amazon Video - Living Room Graphics Team


London, United Kingdom


At Amazon Video, we're fundamentally changing the way millions of customers access, consume and interact with video content worldwide. Inventing on behalf of our customers is in our DNA: Prime Video, X-Ray and Amazon Studio Originals (The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Shaun the Sheep..) are just a few of the features and capabilities that delight our customers. It's a green-field space overdue for disruption and we'd like you to join us in our mission to enable everyone to search, discover, consume and interact with video content anytime, anywhere and on any device.

The Amazon Video Living Room team is responsible for ensuring that the rich and fluid Amazon Video application behaviour is maintained across a wide set of customer devices including Smart TV’s & Games Consoles. This involves working on 3D graphics pipelines, image algorithms, scene graphs, rendering methods, web technologies and integrating with media playback application and player teams in Amazon.

This role bridges between embedded and web platforms and is suited to candidates that want to grow their knowledge from either direction.

As a Senior Software Development Engineer working in the Amazon Video Living Room team, you will lead the design and development of significant technical projects by both achieving results through other SDE's as well as writing critical-path code yourself. In collaboration with the Software Development Manager on the team, you will influence your team’s technical and business strategy by making insightful contributions to team priorities and approach, take the lead in identifying and solving ambiguous technical problems, architecture deficiencies, or areas where your team’s software bottlenecks the innovation of other teams. To achieve results through others, you will demonstrate technical influence over 1-2 teams, either via a collaborative software effort or by increasing their productivity and effectiveness by driving software engineering best practices. You'll also lead design reviews for your team, actively participate in design reviews across the org, provide insightful code reviews and actively mentor other engineers.

Whether your background is working within a small start-up or a big multi-national you should have a proven track record of delivering customer impacting solutions. You should be comfortable in a culture of experimentation and innovation, learning new skills as needed.


· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
· Understanding of computer science fundamentals such as algorithm design, problem solving, complexity analysis, data structures and object orientated design
· Experience taking a leading role in designing, building and implementing complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
· Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team and across others for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
· Experience mentoring other software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
· Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
· Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, or Perl


· Experience with embedded computing platforms such as games consoles, mobile phones, set-top boxes and Smart TV’s
· Exposure to and understanding of 3D graphics pipelines, image algorithms, scene graphs, rendering methods and web technologies
· Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
· Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between
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.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and successful background screening check. This will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy/procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.


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