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Software Development Engineer - Embedded Platforms

Software Development Engineer - Embedded Platforms

Job ID 
510243
Location 
UK-London
Posted Date 
10/17/2017
Company 
AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

At Amazon Video, we're fundamentally changing the way millions of customers access, consume and interact with video content worldwide. Inventing on behalf of our customers is in our DNA: Prime Video, X-Ray and Amazon Studio Originals (The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Shaun the Sheep..) are just a few of the features and capabilities that delight our customers. It's a green-field space overdue for disruption and we'd like you to join us in our mission to enable everyone to search, discover, consume and interact with video content anytime, anywhere and on any device.

The Amazon Video Living Room team is responsible for ensuring that the rich and fluid Amazon Video application behaviour is maintained across a wide set of customer devices including Smart TV’s & Games Consoles. This involves working on 3D graphics pipelines, image algorithms, scene graphs, rendering methods, web technologies and integrating with media playback application and player teams in Amazon.

This role bridges between embedded and web platforms and is suited to candidates that want to grow their knowledge from either direction.

As a Software Development Engineer working in the Amazon Video Living Room team, you will lead the design and development of significant technical projects by both achieving results through other SDE's as well as writing critical-path code yourself. In collaboration with the Software Development Manager and Senior Engineers on the team, you will lead the technical design of a feature area, take the lead in solving ambiguous technical problems, contributing to architecture and areas where your team’s software bottlenecks the innovation of other teams. To achieve results you will demonstrate technical influence in your feature team and be an advocate for software engineering best practices. You'll also conduct and participate in design reviews for your feature team, provide insightful code reviews and actively mentor junior engineers.

Whether your background is working within a small start-up or a big multi-national you should have a proven track record of delivering customer impacting solutions. You should be comfortable in a culture of experimentation and innovation, learning new skills as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Understanding of computer science fundamentals such as algorithm design, problem solving, complexity analysis, data structures and object orientated design
  • Experience taking a leading role in designing, building and implementing features for complex systems or applications that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Demonstrable experience in software development best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior engineers to collect requirements, describe software product features and feature designs.
  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, or Perl

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with embedded computing platforms such as games consoles, mobile phones, set-top boxes and Smart TV’s
  • Exposure to and understanding of 3D graphics pipelines, image algorithms, scene graphs, rendering methods and web technologies
  • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
  • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between

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