Software Development Engineer

Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Job summary
Amazon People eXperience and Technology (PXT) seeks a software engineer who excels in turning big ideas into practical solutions. In PXT, we use modern technologies to solve complex problems at scale. We deliver an engaging, intuitive, personalized experience that empowers employees to quickly take control of their work life anytime, anywhere. As our solutions simplify and automate tedious manual tasks, more people can focus on meaningful work. We make life better for hundreds of thousands of fellow Amazonians.
We are seeking engineers that like solving hard problems. If you have already designed products that scale to meet demand, combine the best of internal and external services, and grow to meet the complex needs of your customers, you will fit right in. We are technical experts, but we go further. We know technology always exists in a larger context, so we create technical solutions from our customer’s perspective to guarantee our solutions always deliver the intended result. If you want unsolved problems that will take you beyond your technical abilities, PXT is the place for you.
Choose to join us and you will own the design of major features from end-to-end in our mobile app to dependent services and persistent storage. Can you work with engineers from many backgrounds to translate designs into quality software that is highly scalable, available, low latency, high performing… and reflects the best combination of the ideas in the room? If you can, your design will get into production… so get ready to interact directly with the people who use your software, hear their feedback and use it to make your system even better!
We are not tied to one technology – instead, we use what is best suited for the purpose. If you have a track record of shipping multiple high scale solutions and are comfortable diving into ambiguous problem spaces in order to build high-quality production code that helps people, we’d love to talk.
The People eXperience and Technology A to Z team is reinventing how Amazonians manage their work life. Are you ready to take on the biggest opportunity you ever had fun solving?
Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfilment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.
Mentorship & Career Growth
We care about your career growth. Whether your goals are to explore new technologies, take on bigger opportunities, or get to the next level, we’ll help you get there. Our business is growing fast and our people will grow with it.
Key job responsibilities

  • Execute against project plans and delivery commitments
  • Deep dive on technical issues and provide comprehensive solutions
  • Work closely with multiple teams to achieve technical targets
  • Work hard. Have fun. Make history

A day in the life

Our team owns multiple different products and services. We have the autonomy to utilise different technology solutions that best fit the specific use case. As part of our team, you will get to work on an exciting range of projects spanning across highly available services, big data processing solutions and web/native mobile development.

We do not expect that you are well versed in all of these. Training and up-skilling opportunities are available, and encouraged on a regular basis.

Utilising what AWS has to offer, you will help our team deliver the best possible solutions that directly impact millions of users.

About the team

Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. You will be surrounded by world-class engineers, in a highly collaborative environment, with excellent learning opportunities to grow yourself as a software engineer.

We’re looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we’ve been building.


  • 4+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or IT related technical discipline OR in place of 6 years of relevant industry software engineering experience.
  • Experience in professional software engineering and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations


  • Excellent customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
  • Strong object-oriented design skills with understanding of common design paradigms
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple external dependent teams to design complex solutions
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
  • Attention to details coupled with ability to think abstractly
  • Experience innovating software solutions with new technology
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices
  • Strong CS fundamentals with data-structures and algorithms
  • Strong sense of ownership, bias for action, urgency, and drive
  • An appetite for learning

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