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Software Development Engineer (Level 4), Buy with Prime


Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.


Job summary
We are looking for high calibre Software Development Engineers to start a Greenfield initiative with strategic significance and high exposure. In this initiative, we will tackle some of the most intriguing problems in software architecture while designing and building highly scalable services, and solutions from the ground up. This role requires deep technical expertise, excellent leadership skills, and the ability to hit the ground running. You will be responsible for solving algorithmically complex problems, working on front and back-end services that can scale to millions of requests, building products that will reach millions of customers, and deploying them globally to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Our project spans across Amazon Consumer and AWS business lines as we work to build high request volume customer-facing services. You will work closely with and learn from a sizeable Principal Engineering community with direct interaction with projects leading up to the S-Team level. As innovators who embrace new technology, you will be empowered to choose the right highly scalable and available technology to solve complex problems and directly influence product design.

Specifically, you will:
• Interact with our team of programmers to develop intelligent solutions to complex problems
• Contribute elegant, practical code
• Deliver rapid iterations of excellent software
• Ensure the games you develop to deliver a world-class experience by challenging yourself and others to constantly raise the bar
• Be a champion of engineering excellence: raise the bar on quality, consistency, maintainability, efficiency, and all the other things that make great software great.

If you enjoy designing and building highly distributed systems that can scale and solving challenging problems, come to join us!

Key job responsibilities
• Build brand new distributed software applications using native AWS to deliver unique customer experiences.
• Own defining, disambiguating, designing, and implementing multi-tier distributed software systems and applications.
• Estimate effort, plan implementation, and launch systems that meet requirements for functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, and adherence to development goals and principles.
• Experiment, innovate and deliver fast, agile, and reliable with high quality and low technical debt. You should be passionate about building, improving and championing the product and a strong sense of ownership is a must.
• Must be able to effectively collaborate in a fast-paced environment with multiple teams in a large organization (software development, QA, Project/Release Management, Build and Release, etc).

A day in the life
• You will be working directly with PEs, SDEs and TPMs in this organization to define the experience and develop the tech architecture of all the platforms.
• You will own the end-to-end design of the platforms and modules you build.
• You will work with the product to refine the vision and influence the tech roadmap.
• You will lead the effort of development and delivery with other SDEs.
• You will work in an agile environment to deliver high-quality software against aggressive schedules

About the team
Buy with Prime is helping people reimagine the way they shop….wherever they do! Our vision is to enable every entrepreneur in the world to reach every customer in the world through every channel they can imagine. Buy with Prime is a new way to extend Prime shopping benefitsincluding fast, free shipping, a seamless checkout experience, and free returnsto merchants’ own online stores, ultimately increasing selection for Prime members. For over 20 years, Amazon been empowering small and medium-sized businesses with opportunities to grow. Buy with Prime is an exciting next step in our mission to help merchants of all sizes grow their businesswhether on Amazon or beyond.

This team currently has presence in the following locations, however we are open to remote accommodation: Seattle, Santa Monica, Austin, Arlington (VA), Toronto.


  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.
  • 1+ years of experience in software development

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science (or related field) or equivalent industry experience
• 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling)
• Experience with Spring, MVC frameworks, REST/RPC API design and development
• Excellent problem-solving skills


• Experience with Relational and No SQL Databases
• Experience with Big-data Analytics
• Experience with Typescript, understand CI/CD pipeline setup and process
• Practical experience writing large scale web applications including architectural decisions, language choices, frameworks and implementation

We offer competitive compensation, generous stock plans, great benefits including medical, dental, vision, RRSP with matching, Employee reimbursements/discounts and more. Relocation is available for qualified candidates.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.

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Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.

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