Software Development Engineer (12-month temporary contract, starting Sept 2018) - Amazon - City of London - Wizbii

Software Development Engineer (12-month temporary contract, starting Sept 2018)

  • By Amazon
  • City of London (United Kingdom)
  • Engineering / Production Management

Job description


(12-month temporary position starting September 2018)

Would you like to join us to help shape the future of the video entertainment industry?

Amazon's Prime Video delivers innovative digital video services and award-winning original programming instantly to PCs, portable devices, consoles, and TVs worldwide. We have opportunities for software developers, testers, product managers, and technical leaders to join our development teams in London to work on global features in our commerce platform. You will be encouraged to see the big picture, be creative, and positively impact millions of customers. This is an evolving business where creativity and motivation can have a lasting impact on the way video is enjoyed worldwide.

Within Prime Video, the Amazon Video Commerce Experience organization (AVCX) are responsible for the Amazon customer experience in purchasing and subscribing to video content, from surfacing the most relevant offers and ensuring transactions succeed to handling the life-cycle of everything they have bought. The Title Action Presentation Service (TAPS) is the AVCX service used for building the data needed to buy and play video content from all Prime Video client applications. The TAPS service is used in the rental of video, all Prime & 3rd party channel subscriptions, and is used in almost every purchase, playback, download and refund experience within Amazon's Prime Video platform. It is a fundamental component for almost all new projects and features, and is a central point for interaction between front-end and back-end systems. Joining the TAPS team will give you the opportunity to influence critical product road-maps and design features impacting millions of Video customers around the world.

Are you ready to:
1. Design and build solutions for video content while considering large-scale computing, distributed systems, scalability, security, and what technology is right for problem, not just what is used today?
2. Collaborate with other global teams involved in the client and other backend services to ensure the right architecture choices are made?
3. Evangelize these solutions so they will impact how we run Prime Video worldwide?

Who is right for this role?
Software Engineers who have worked in teams launching distributed and/or web services for consumer-facing products, who take ownership, have excellent organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a rapidly changing environment, and a real passion for TV and film!

This is a 12-month temporary role, starting September 2018 (excluding contracting/freelancing).

Seeked profile


· Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
· Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design.
· Highly proficient in at least one of Java, C++, C#, Objective-C.
· Experience with one or more of JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, Python.
· Evidence of working with algorithms, data-structures, efficiency, concurrency, performance optimization.
· Evidence of working with object-oriented development and design patterns.
· OS fundamentals and systems architecture.
· Cloud computing, large-scale and high-availability distributed architecture.
· Experience working in an Agile environment.
· Strong analytical and excellent problem solving skills.
· Strong written and verbal English communications skills.

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