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Senior Software Development Engineer, Amazon Video - Device Access Team


London, United Kingdom


Amazon Instant Video is a leading provider of video content to millions of users around the globe. Amazon Video is constantly driving to provide the best customer experience through innovation and leveraging cutting edge technology.

The Device Access team forms part of the Client Services organization which manages and optimizes the network edge for all Amazon Video Devices. Client Services owns one of the largest scale services in Amazon Video that allow clients to understand customers home territory, protect and route their traffic to the appropriate underlying service, traffic shape if required and alarm if an underlying service degrades in performance. The Device Access team builds a set of services which coordinates authentication, routing of traffic and device configuration. We are looking for a senior engineer to lead the team on the next part of the team’s journey. This includes:

- Extend and enhance the existing offering to support the future additional millions of customers watching content.
- Improve current monitoring to provide additional failure detection and resolution with a goal 99.999% availability.
- Provide engineering solutions that will further ease integration with other teams within the organization
- Longer term you will have the opportunity to influence the strategic direction of Amazon Video. You will design and build the next generation of services to improve the network edge for Amazon Video.
- Work across teams within Client Services to help guide the technology roadmap.

As a lead within the team your role will be to work with other senior and junior engineers to find new and novel ways of solving the various challenges faced by the Device Access team. This role will leverage your knowledge and experience to mentor and grow fellow developers in the team as well as influence the overarching system design and provide leadership on cross team technical issues.


· Degree in Computer Science or related field
· Experience developing in at least one modern programming language, such as of Java, C++, Python or Scala
· You should have taken a leading role in building reliable, scalable software that has been successfully delivered to customers
· You actively lead code reviews, design reviews, automated testing, whiteboard discussions, back-of-the-napkin designs at lunch, and random chats in the hallway about awesome ideas
· Experience leading & 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 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


· Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
· Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between
· Experience taking projects from scoping requirements through V1 launch and V2 iterations.
· Experience with big data/cluster computing environments e.g. MongoDB, Hadoop, Amazon EMR.
· Experience with machine learning, deep learning, data mining, and/or statistical analysis tools.

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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