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Senior Software (Android) Development Engineer, Amazon Shopping Videos



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023


Amazon Shopping Videos (ASV) is one of the fastest growing strategic programs at Amazon. Our mission is to entertain and inspire customers through video as they shop, enable them to learn more about products they are interested in, and connect great creators with their communities.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Amazon Shopping Videos, you will develop a best in class video discovery and viewing experience on 10-foot (TV) devices, building highly available and scalable applications that power compelling interactivity features. You will work on the Amazon Live Shopping application on Android-based FireTV OS to promote a Video-first experience to better serve our Amazon customers on their shopping journey. You will bring your expertise and ideas in the areas of distributed computing, scalable architecture, UX design, performance and metrics reporting to help our fast-paced business grow and evolve. You will be the technical lead to mentor a team of full-stack engineers on mobile engineering best practices while delivering the next generation of our Amazon Live app on FireTV.

If you are interested in building an entertainment product, enjoy a fun and collaborative working environment, and want to work on a new initiative that will change how customers shop online, come join us!

Key job responsibilities
You will be a technical lead for a domain of a 5-person scrum team, leading other junior engineers to design and develop best in class ReactNative Android application on the FireOS platform. You will be responsible for the architecture of the application, propose technical improvements to increase development, obsess over our customers' shopping journey through video consumption on TVs, plus mentor and upskill the engineering team on Android application development. You will work closely with PM and UX to deliver intuitive customer experiences on (but not limited to) TV (hence 10-foot experience).

A day in the life
You will design and review architectural and software design documents to raise the engineering bar for your team. You will deep dive and provide technical guidance on specific topics (i.e. video playback, application performance, addressing security risks). You will participate in scrum meetings to unblock the team. You will provide input to our quarterly and yearly planning. You are hands-on with submitting and reviewing code to set the coding standards bar for our team.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

New York, NY, USA


- 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience
- 5+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team


- 5+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $134,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $261,500/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.