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Software Development Engineer - Amazon Mobile
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Amazon | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

Amazon Mobile is one of our fastest growing strategic new businesses focused on mobile commerce. We build, launch and manage Amazon's business on mobile websites and apps across all smartphone and tablet platforms. Our team is responsible creating the best shopping experience for customers wherever they go on their favorite mobile devices. To do so, we build core shopping features and invent new and innovative ways for customers to interact with Amazon on their mobile devices.

We solve interesting, real-world challenges - from optimizing content for small screen sizes, developing new ways to shop using tablet computers, overcoming slow networks to inventing different ways customers can interact with mobile devices, including barcode scanning. We want to enable our customers to go from wanting a product to search, shop and buying it in 30 seconds or less! To this end, our recent launches include the Kindle Fire, Amazon Student, Windowshop for iPad, Price check by Amazon, Amazon Deals, and the award winning Amazon Mobile family of applications. And all this is just the tip of the iceberg! Many of our applications run on a range of mobile handsets and tablets including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry.
Mobile eCommerce is one of the fastest growing segments and Amazon is well positioned to take its world class customer experience and deliver it on mobile phones and similar wireless devices. The Amazon.com Mobile Business team is leading this initiative and is building new and innovative ways for customers to shop with Amazon via their mobile device. Mobile devices expose the opportunity to provide services to customers that have not been possible previously, and Amazon aims to lead in creating these services.

Amazon.com is looking for a passionate, hard-working, and talented software engineer interested in developing software applications for our fast-growing mobile engineering team. The successful candidate will work in our Seattle, Washington office and be part of a global Amazon Mobile Engineering team, working internally with software engineers, program managers, and business owners. Key tasks and initiatives include: developing new and improved features for our mobile presence, building support for next-generation technologies, and taking broad ownership and involvement in the Amazon.com mobile business.

Basic Qualifications

- Must have a BS in Computer Science or a related discipline or at least 3 years professional software development experience.
- Experience with Java, XHTML, and general object-oriented design and analysis is required.
- A demonstrated ability to deliver feature complete, production quality solutions is essential.
- An ability to achieve results in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment is critical.

Preferred Qualifications

- Software development related to feature rich web sites with both server and client experience is ideal.
- MS degree is a significant plus.
- End-to-end system experience and ownership a significant plus.
- Strong Unix experience is strongly preferred.
- Mobile website development experience is preferred.



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Fulfillment is at the heart of the Amazon experience. We deliver millions of products to hundreds of countries worldwide. Our teams possess a wide range of skills and expertise, from business analysis and inventory management to engineering. With more than 80 Fulfillment Centers worldwide, Amazon Fulfillment is growing at a pace that requires the best and brightest talent to be brought in to our company to help us continue to make history.


The evolution of Amazon has been driven by innovation. It’s part of our DNA. We are doing things every day that have never been done before—providing a huge selection of products and continuing to fulfill orders quickly. We accomplish this by solving complex problems with ingenuity and simplicity. We're making history and the good news is that we've only just begun!


We create. We build. We take ownership for what we do – whether we’re developing a new technology in-house or launching a new Fulfillment Center. Together, we’re constantly creating the ideas, services and products that make life easier for Amazon’s millions of customers. Regardless of role, each Amazonian is completely focused on working hard, having fun and making history.