Software Development Engineer - Ordering Platform, Inc. Shoreline, WA

At the heart of's tremendous selection, world class shopping experience and fulfillment is the Ordering team. The software we write and the systems we own enable over 237 million customers worldwide to order anything from a pin to a piano with the click of a mouse! Every aspect of our business interacts with our systems. We're the hub of Amazon's massive, worldwide service-oriented architecture.

The e-Commerce Platform team at Amazon Seattle is an agile team whose charter is to deliver the next generation of e-Commerce solutions. As a member of this team, your mission will be to design, develop, document and support massively scalable, distributed real time systems. Using C++, Java, object oriented design patterns, distributed databases and other innovative storage techniques, you will build and deliver software systems that support complex and rapidly evolving business requirements. eCommerce Platform Services.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to all parts of the software development and deployment life-cycle, including design, development, documentation, testing and operations. They must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be self-driven and deliver high quality results in a fast paced environment. They need to really enjoy working closely with their peers in a group of very smart and talented engineers.

We're looking for people who are smart and can get things done, though the following skill sets provide a good foundation for a quick ramp up to being productive in our Java, Linux and Oracle-based environment which includes a variety of Cloud storage services. We're looking for a range of experience, from brilliant and motivated new college graduates to technical leaders with the scars and battle-tested wisdom.

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelors or Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field

* 1-4 years of industry experience.

* Solid experience in Java, C++ or C# (expert in at least one)

* Solid expertise in Data Structures and Algorithms

* Solid understanding of Object Oriented design and concepts

* Experience in Perl, Ruby, or Python (at least one)

* Solid UNIX or Linux experience.

* Good understanding of networking concepts

* Experience with scaling and performance of large distributed systems

* Great understanding of database theory and solid experience in at least one relational DBMS

* Good interpersonal and communication skills

* Obsession with quality and customer experience - Attention to detail coupled with ability to think abstractly

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with building high throughput, distributed and scalable systems

* Experience with building services using the SaaS model

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