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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 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. 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 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.



About Amazon

Company Description

Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Italy, and China ( and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.


Company History

Our founder Jeff Bezos established Amazon in his home garage in 1994. In less than a decade, he realized his vision of creating a destination where people can find anything they might want to buy online. Today, Amazon is a Fortune 500 company with seven global websites that offer customers an expanding selection of tens of millions of products across categories ranging from books and music to apparel and home electronics. When Bezos said that “we are a company of builders,” he really meant it. And it’s just as evident today.

Working Here

At Amazon, every employee is focused on the customer. It’s a challenging place where business and technology professionals work together to develop innovative solutions to challenging business objectives. Like you, we have an unwavering dedication to productivity, and every employee is challenged to "think like an owner." Find out where you fit in.


There are many things to consider when deciding on your next employer. At Amazon we offer employees the chance to work with great people, on exciting projects, with a ton of opportunity for growth.

But we also recognize that Amazonians have a life outside of work and need a break every once in a while. That's why we provide a full range of benefits for you and your eligible family members. While the benefits may vary slightly from location to location, these are the basics for full-time, U.S. employees:
  • Health Care
  • Time Off
  • Savings Plans
  • Employee Stock
  • Relocation Assistance