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Software Dev Engineer - Internal Initiatives


Dublin, Ireland


Are you an SDET or quality-minded SDE who's up for a challenge? Have we got a deal for you!

The People Technology team acts as Amazon's circulatory system: we gather and pump employee data to and from myriad services and sources, data that must flow seamlessly to support the employment of hundreds of thousands of Amazon workers around the globe. We integrate HR, Payroll, Recruiting, and Timekeeping, interfacing with over two hundred systems.

As Amazon expands and grows, People Tech systems are getting more complex; consistent quality is essential. The Quality Assurance Engineer we're hiring will tackle and solve test problems of optimization, performance, and scalability. Technologies we're testing range from 3rd-party ERP to middleware to front-end UI.

We're looking for SDETs who are hungry to build things from scratch, who can bring next-generation test automation technologies into a fresh new space. We're looking to move fast; our SDETs will implement test frameworks and pipelines, then train up Dev teams in their care and maintenance so that continuous quality can be self-sustaining. SDETs will implement automatic data collection for use in live quality dashboards. Want a challenge where you can Think Big? You'll be able to engage with multiple internal teams on collaborative automation solutions, helping People Tech drive toward seamless, trustworthy employee data integrations. Be a key part of delivering a great user experience to Amazon employees and recruiters all over the globe.

Core responsibilities will include:
· Project test plan creation and execution.
· Gathering and reporting relevant and actionable metrics.
· Enforcing, auditing, and streamlining software test and delivery processes.
· Collaborating with dev teams and your team peers to identify and prioritize opportunities for automation.
· When you're ready, start mentoring junior engineers so they can become as good as you are.


· 2+ years of experience and demonstrated strong proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Java, C# or C++
· Demonstrated understanding of how and where risk is introduced during software development
· Experience designing and developing automation test frameworks and tools in Java or C#/C++, or equivalent experience
· Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control, build and release processes, continuous deployment, and test suite development and maintenance
· Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
· Excellent written and spoken communication
· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 4+ year relevant work experience


· Experience with source control / configuration management tools (e.g. Git)
· Experience developing software using IDE in a Linux environment
· Experience with standard QA tools and practices, such as functional API testing, integration testing, and UI functionality and usability testing, with a passion for automation
· Experience testing in a service-oriented architecture
· Familiarity with Java unit-testing framework
· Competency in SQL

Development or testing expertise in one or more of the following third-party applications are helpful, but not required:
· PeopleSoft (including Stat change management)
· Kronos time and labor systems integration.


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