Software Development Engineer
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 Games 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 and developers.
Our team is transforming the retail experience and how gamers discover, acquire, and engage with gaming content. Our tools provide game developers and publishers with media-rich amazon storefront pages for both games and in-game items, as well as direct entitlement to the users’ accounts. We’re working closely with industry giants to seamlessly integrate Amazon storefront into their platforms, delivering the most customer-focused digital game and item purchasing experience to everyone.
You are an engineer with world-class software engineering skills and a passion for solving customer problems. You are a champion for players and developers; create functional and engaging features that delight customers, adhere to the highest standards, and achieve operational excellence. You utilize AWS technology to design, implement, and own the channels and services, as well cutting-edge front-end technologies. You work with first- and third-party game teams to build a set of tools and services that simplify selling, entitling, and distributing direct to customers, on all platforms.
Successful candidates have a track record of shipping quality software, excelling at communication, maintaining customer focus, and iterating alongside game teams to deliver the best product.
Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.
Inclusive Culture, Work/Life Balance, & Career Growth
Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline (or equivalent experience).
- 1+ years of professional front end development.
- Experience with common front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JS, TypeScript, and Node
- Experience in one or more relevant front-end frameworks such as React, Angular, Thyme Leaf, JQuery, etc.
- Strong Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, algorithms, and data structures
- Experience creating dynamic, mobile-first web pages
- Help drive the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class user experience.
- Self-starter, quick learner and passionate problem resolver
- Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills, with an enthusiastic attitude to support and resolve customer problems
- Experience supporting large-scale high-availability systems in a production environment
- Demonstrated ability to choose the right language or tools for the project
- A passion for gaming
- Master's degree or relevant work experience
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.