Software Engineer, Amazon Games Publishing

Nashville, Tennessee, USA
14 days ago

Come play with us! Amazon Games is looking for a Software Development Engineer. In this role, you will own the architecture and operation of critical infrastructure for our live service, including how to optimize and automate in order to streamline deployments and minimize operational overhead.

We believe games are about community. Today, the communities that started in arcades, a quarter at a time, have evolved into Twitch streams with millions of viewers, and friendships first formed in-game that extend across continents. As an engineer in an advanced technology group for games, you will be a creative problem solver who is obsessed with building revolutionary AWS services from the ground up and delivering the best customer experience. You’ll dive deep into the gaming community and help create new experiences and opportunities for connection. Using these connections, we will untap the power of Amazon for game developers by streamlining purchase and digital fulfillment experiences for players across all platforms.

We are looking for a seasoned Software Development Engineer with a strong track record of building and operating large scale services. This is an infrastructure development position where you will leverage your experiences of shipping quality software at scale. You will excel at communication, leadership, and customer focus. If you have these traits and are excited about making a big impact in the game industry, we're looking for you!

Please note: This role could sit in either Los Angeles California or Irvine California.

About Amazon Games
Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

Inclusive Culture, Work/Life Balance, & Career Growth
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

· Bachelor’s in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience
· 5+ years of professional software engineering experience
· 5+ years of Java and/or C/C++ coding
· Experience with AWS Cloud Services such as DynamoDB, Lambda, SQS or Cognito
· Experience with infrastructure and running live services in AWS

Preferred Qualifications

· Familiarity with Amazon Infrastructure
· Large-scale engineering experience
· Experience building and operating high volume and highly scalable online services
· Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience
· Game industry experience working on large-scale, commercial online game services
· React or other modern front end framework experience

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


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