Software Development Engineer - Test
DESCRIPTION Come and 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.
A day in the life
You will be building a platform, tools and frameworks to allow application developers to enable features on the Prime Video application. You'll be working in an agile environment, engaging with customers, obsessing over metrics and designing, implementing testing and deploying new features.
Our mission is to accelerate development of Applications for the Living Room (LR) by providing SDKs and services that:
• Abstract away device/platform fragmentation through unified APIs for device features (e.g. network, rendering, user input),
• Provides fundamental building blocks required by any LR application (e.g, auth, metrics) and acts as the vehicle for feature teams to quickly reach all LR apps.
• Builds tools to help LR engineers to test and verify their applications on devices across the fragmented living room ecosystem.
About the hiring group
Do you want to be a part of the team that built from the ground up, a new Living Room Client Platform that enables building software for millions of TVs, Video Consoles, Streaming devices and cable boxes worldwide? Do you obsess over performance, scalability and continuous delivery? Do you get excited about solving complex technical problems and being part of a greenfield project?
We are part of the Amazon's Living Room Platform Organisation, the platform that powers the premium on-demand video entertainment service Prime Video across more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. We work in a dynamic, and exciting environment where innovating on behalf of our customers is at the heart of everything we do.
We think long term, design and build key Application capabilities like voice control infrastructure, localisation framework, performance APIs that application developers can leverage out of the box saving months to years of developer time. We build tools and services that help application developers scale, by providing platforms and frameworks that allow them to test, inspect and connect to their application across physical and virtual devices. Many of the problems we solve haven't yet been solved for the Living Room Space and provide a unique opportunity to pioneer innovative solutions every day!
As a Software Development Engineer in our team, you will be responsible of owning significant parts of our framework and services. In collaboration with your team, you will help define, build and deliver solutions that improve the experience of other software engineers building applications that target Smart TVs, game consoles, cable boxes and streaming devices. In collaboration with your team, you will help us drive our vision and roadmap in this complex and deep technical space. You will design features and solve technical problems, contribute to the larger team architecture and making sure our framework is performant and performance bottlenecks are removed. You will drive innovation through your designs while working closely with your customers.
To succeed in this role, you must be comfortable owning large portions of software on your own, be comfortable in a fast-paced environment of experimentation, learning and innovation, and be a fast learner of new technologies.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS • Non-internship professional software development testing experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• Experience building test automation frameworks and tools
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Experience operating and maintaining production software.
• Experience mentoring and coaching others.
• Demonstrated best-practice software engineering including some aspects of agile methodologies, unit testing, refactoring, code reviews, continuous build and deployment processes.
• Advanced coding skills (concurrency, profiling and performance optimisation).
• Designed and built complex systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling).
• Linux/UNIX (command-line tools, shell scripts, operations).
• Experience in data manipulation and analysis.
We offer a strong benefits package including healthcare. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career, work in a unique environment, and be part of a passionate and international team to work hard, have fun and make history!
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.
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