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(Expired) Sr. Software Development Engineer

2 months ago by Amazon

  Seattle (Washington), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Software Engineering

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Amazon is All-In on games.

We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and eSports of today, will continue to a future where everyone is a gamer and every gamer can create, compete, collaborate and connect with others at massive scales. If you share our belief that games will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art, come join us. At Amazon Game Studios, you’ll have the power of Amazon Web Services’ cloud, Twitch, Amazon Lumberyard, and our digital and physical media publishing infrastructure available as raw material to forge a future filled with amazing experiences for players, streamers and creators.

We are looking for a seasoned Senior Software Development Engineer with a strong track record of owning and delivering on large scale services. As a senior engineer in an advanced technology group, you will be a creative problem solver who is obsessed with building revolutionary AWS services from the ground up and delivering the best customer experience. This is a core systems development position where you will own the design and delivery of critical software components architected for the cloud. Successful candidates will have a track record of shipping quality software at scale and excel at communication, leadership, and customer focus. If you have these traits and are excited about making a big impact in the game industry, we're looking for you!


  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • 8+ years of C/C++ or Java coding skills, preferably on Linux/Unix platforms (Go or Python coding experience also a plus)


  • Experience with data structures, algorithms, operating system internals and/or distributed systems
  • Game industry experience working on large-scale, commercial online game services.
  • Multi-threaded, lock-free, high-throughput systems code
  • Consensus and coordination algorithms and paradigms in distributed systems
  • Large-scale event-driven architectures using replication and/or PubSub
  • Peer-to-peer concepts for gossip, overlay, routing, and distributed hash tables (DHTs).
  • Spatial data structures and partitioning, space filling curves, or computational geometry
  • B-trees, multi version concurrency control (MVCC), or software transactional memory (STM)
  • Rigid-body physics simulation, real-time 3D rendering, or 3D animation systems

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

“Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.”

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