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Software Development Engineer - Books Advertising - Sponsored Ads

Location
Toronto, ON
Details
Full Time
5 days ago
DESCRIPTION

Our team's mandate is to accelerate advertising in the Books category as it requires a differentiated customer and advertiser experience. We own end-to-end the advertising experience including placements, creative, ad serving, advertiser experience, and marketing. We are looking for entrepreneurial, innovative individuals who thrive on solving tough problems. We are investing in a deep technical team to pursue a transformation opportunity.

We are seeking talented, energetic, entrepreneurial, and self-driven software engineers to drive brand new innovative advertising experiences for book readers. You will drive initiatives to increase advertising revenue across Amazon's sites and devices worldwide, develop and scale data-driven optimizations, UI experimentation, and ad placement expansion while balancing the trade-off with Amazon product sales and other advertising programs. You will work on scoping, implementation, and operations of brand new experiences and ad solutions specifically for books readers.

As a software engineer, you own the design and delivery of software services and website stacks that entail engaging creatives, cross-screen placements, targeting, optimization, relevancy and advertiser experiences. You will be building brand new distributed software applications using cloud services and amazon proprietary technologies to deliver these unique customer and advertiser experiences. You will frequently interface with teams across Amazon; discovery, retail category, traffic generation, vendor management, and analytics among many others.

This is a great opportunity to learn many facets of advertising and retail, and understand how they come together, equipping you with the skills to grow your career. You will have the opportunity to experiment, innovate and deliver in a fast, agile and reliable manner with high quality and low technical debt. You should be passionate about building, improving and championing the product and a strong sense of ownership is a must.
Our ideal candidate is creative, self-motivated and has a strong customer-focused mindset. You enjoy all aspects of web application development and have full-stack engineering experience. You are familiar with latest web app technologies and can take on a leadership role in driving new initiatives.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• 2+ 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.
• 2+ 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Masters degree in Computer Science, Math or Physics or related field.
• 8+ years professional experience in software development.
• Big data systems: Hive, Spark.
• Experience with building high-performance, highly-available and scalable distributed systems.
• A willingness to dive deep, experiment rapidly and get things done.
• Experience in the advertising or search industries
• Experience implementing servers using Java/Scala or C++ in a Linux/Unix environment.
• Deep hands-on technical expertise, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience mentoring and training the engineering community on complex technical issues.
• Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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Category
Software and Programming