Software Development Engineer
London, UK
19d ago

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.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.

    We make recruiting decisions based on objective criteria including your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

    We welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of colour, race, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, age or trade union membership.

    Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to this recruitment process.

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