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Zappos.com, Inc. | Las Vegas, Nevada
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Job Description

Zappos is looking for a Software Engineer to join our back office team. We build the integrations between Zappos and Amazon as well as the tools that allow us to create a great customer experience. We work closely with our business users to incubate new ideas and choose the best languages and technologies to provide solutions for the business.

As a Software Engineer, you will be supporting and enhancing our back office tools for teams such as Content, Merchandising, and Brand Marketing. This includes adding new features and redesigning applications for AWS to take advantage of the native cloud services.

To succeed in this role, you will need a good understanding of software engineering best practices such as coding standards, testing, code reviews, source control management, and build processes. In addition to great coding skills, being able to communicate with our users and understand their requirements is essential. Being able to design applications from top to bottom, troubleshooting and fixing tough problems, hitting quick deadlines, and knowing when to push back on requirements will all be very important parts of this role.

What you'll be doing:

* Working with the business to gather requirements and develop a mix of new features and bug fixes for the back office applications
* Redesigning the back office applications to take advantage of AWS native services as the applications are migrated to AWS.
* Helping to build complex, scalable fast systems and services using modern technology and methodologies
* Capturing and analyzing data to improve system capabilities

What you'll bring to the table:

* A desire to make work fun and enjoyable (this is first on the list for a reason)
* Understanding of software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
* Capability in connecting with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product approach
* A solid understanding of all software layers including UI, service, data store, and communication layers
* Proficiency in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving and complexity analysis
* * 3+ years production Java software development experience (6+ if not java or if no college degree, solid computer science fundamentals (theory, data structures, algorithms)
* Experience with Java frameworks / build systems (Spring, Maven, JUnit, Camel, etc.)
* Experience with JavaScript for both frontend and backend development
* Experience building cloud native applications in AWS using services such as EC2, API Gateway, Lambda, RDS, and SQS
* Good working knowledge of SQL
* Experience with web services
* Experience with message queues
* Experience with distributed computing, high-volume transactional enterprise-wide systems
* BS or MS in Computer Science

What you didn't know about the team:

Our official team sport is Ping Pong and we often have very spirited championship battles!

About Zappos.com, Inc.

Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become a leader in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos.com currently stocks millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com was recognized in 2009 by FORTUNE MAGAZINE as one of the "100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR", debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer to FORTUNE's 2009 list.

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