Software Development Engineer
Come build the future of entertainment with us! Are you interested in shaping the future of movies and television? Do you want to define the next generation of how and what Amazon customers are watching? Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers customers a vast collection of TV shows and movies - all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place. We offer customers thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Originals and Exclusive content to exciting live sports events. We also offer our members the opportunity to subscribe to add-on channels which they can cancel at any time and to rent or buy new release movies and TV box sets on the Prime Video Store. Prime Video is a fast-paced, growth business - available in over 240 countries and territories worldwide. The team works in a dynamic environment where innovating on behalf of our customers is at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds exciting to you, please read on.
A day in the life
If your passion is to create first-class products, you will get limitless opportunities, obsess about the customer-developer experience on a daily basis, collaborate on our technical strategy, work across multiple engineering teams, continuously learn new technologies, experiment and measure the outcomes of your work.
About the hiring group
The Living Room organisation currently deploys its platform to more than 2k+ devices, ranging from Samsung and LG TV's to PS4, Android and Roku TV devices. Any platform is only as good as the developer tools it provides, and this is also true for the Living Room platform org that is a key driver for us. Our mission is to build the best development tools for developers that build applications that target the Living room devices. In our space, the challenges are tough, and there are no ready blueprints. To deliver against the mission, our solutions must be creative, scalable and state-of-the-art, and our team - in a perpetual state of invention. As part of the team, you will work beyond boundaries, get exposed, learn and leverage the full Prime Video technical stack and Living Room platform offerings and our main goal is to improve the SDLC for developers creating applications on the living room platform by providing cutting edge emulation tools, profiling tools, debugging tools and much more. We are a diverse team, powered by a strong belief in an inclusive approach to building software. Having some of the most experienced Senior Engineers in Prime Video on-board, we welcome engineers of all backgrounds and are in continuous search of the brightest technical talent out there!
You will be part of all stages of the software development life-cycle: definition, planning activities, design, implementation and delivery. You will be expected to lead the design and development of core features, drive team discussions on system architecture and component design, and influence the technical strategy for the product as a whole.
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 your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• Bachelor's degree in computer science related fields OR equivalent experience in software development PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience with embedded computing platforms such as games consoles, mobile phones, set-top boxes and Smart TV's
• Experience with building performance-sensitive software, performance benchmarking, applied performance analysis and optimisation techniques
• Experience with cloud technology and distributed systems
All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and successful background screening check. This will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a relevant criminal check.