Software Development Engineer, Amazon Games Studios

Amazon
Seattle, Washington, USA
12 days ago
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Amazon is all in on games. We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and eSports of today, will continue to a future where everyone is a gamer and every gamer can create, compete, collaborate and connect with others at massive scales. If you share our belief that games will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art, come join us. At Amazon Games you’ll have the power of Amazon Web Services’ cloud, Twitch, Amazon Lumberyard, and our digital and physical media publishing infrastructure available as raw material to forge a future filled with amazing experiences for players and developers.

Our team is focused on revolutionizing video game sales and distribution. We are untapping the power of Amazon for game developers by creating re-imagined Amazon Detail pages and a seamless purchase experience for players across all platforms.
You are a full stack engineer with world-class software engineering skills and a passion for front-end development. You utilize AWS technology to design, implement, and own the channels and services, as well cutting-edge front-end technologies. You are a champion for players and developers; create functional and engaging features that delight customers, adhere to the highest standards, and achieve operational excellence. You work with game teams to build a set of tools and services that simplify selling, distributing, and authenticating a live multiplayer game on PC with industry leading operational excellence.

Successful candidates have a track record of partnering with UX to create dynamic experiences across desktop and mobile, shipping quality software, excelling at communication, maintaining customer focus, and iterating alongside game teams to deliver the best product.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.


Basic Qualifications

· A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline
· 2+ years of development experience
· 2+ years of experience with least two of modern programming languages (React, Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, Python) and open-source technologies

Preferred Qualifications

· Strong Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, algorithms, and data structures
· Experience creating dynamic, mobile-first web pages
· Help drive the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class user experience.
· Self-starter, quick learner and passionate problem resolver
· Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills, with an enthusiastic attitude to support and resolve customer problems
· Experience supporting large-scale high-availability systems in a production environment
· Demonstrated ability to choose the right language or tools for the project
· A passion for gaming
· Master's degree or relevant work experience
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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.

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