Software Development Engineer - GameLift

Amazon
Seattle, Washington, USA
9 days ago
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Amazon GameLift is an AWS service for deploying, operating, and scaling session-based multiplayer game servers in the cloud. Our team helps games easily scale up from a small number of players to millions, in minutes.

GameLift has established itself as a trusted server hosting solution for some of the most innovative game developers around the world, and we are just getting started. We are looking for pioneers who can imagine and deliver truly innovative technology for tomorrow’s most celebrated games. Our team consists of innovators, experts and veterans. If you are excited about the opportunity to invent and build with the entire sandbox of Amazon’s ecosystem, including AWS and Twitch, come talk to us.

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to help design, implement and operate large scale game services on a fast schedule. In addition to being a strong coder in Java, this software engineer is expected to help bring up the code quality across the team by actively contributing to and improving design reviews, code reviews and the development process. If you have these traits and are excited about making a big impact in the game industry, we're looking for you!

Key responsibilities include:
· writing quality, reusable code for a highly scalable and reliable cloud based gaming service
· working closely with product and development management to architect the service
· being a driver for operational excellence by Insisting on the Highest Standards
· writing code that continuously improves service reliability and availability
· having fun working on ground breaking technology with people just as passionate about their work as you!

About Us

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Basic Qualifications


· Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals, including algorithms, complexity analysis, data structures, problem solving, and object-oriented analysis and design
· Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design


Preferred Qualifications

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, visit US Disability Accommodations.

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