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Software Development Engineer, Amazon Ads, Sponsored Products

Santa Monica, CA 90401
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*This role is also available in Seattle, WA

Amazon's Sponsored Products advertising business is one of the fastest growing areas in the company. Have you ever wondered what happens behind that €œSponsored€ label you see on Amazon? The Sponsored Products team creates and optimizes the systems that match advertiser demand (ads) with page supply (placements) using a combination of data-driven product innovation, machine learning, big data analytics, and low latency/high-volume engineering. By the time organic search results are ready, we've processed all of the candidate ads and determined which ones are delivered to the page. We do that billions of times per day, resulting in millions of engagements with products that otherwise might not have been seen by shoppers. The business and technical challenges are significant. Fortunately, we have a broad mandate to experiment and innovate, and a seemingly endless range of new opportunities to build a big, sustainable business that helps Amazon continuously delight all of our customers.

We're looking for customer-obsessed, innovative, professional engineers who can help us take our products to the next level of functionality, quality and performance. We embrace leaders with a startup mentality €” those who seek a disruptive yet clear mission and purpose, have an unambiguous owner's mindset, and are relentlessly obsessed with delivering amazing products. As a Software Engineer on our team, you will own significant products and features from design through launch, and will work with product managers, scientists, UX designers, and other engineers to make your efforts successful. If this sounds like your sort of challenge, read on.

Characteristics indicative of success in this role:

  • Highly analytical: You solve problems in ways that can be backed up with verifiable data. You focus on driving processes, tools, and statistical methods which support rational decision-making.
  • Technically fearless: You aren't satisfied by performing 'as expected' and push the limits past conventional boundaries. Your dial goes to '11'.
  • Engaged by ambiguity: You're able to explore new problem spaces with unique constraints and non-obvious solutions.
  • Team obsessed individual contributor: You help grow your team members to achieve outstanding results. You've learned that big plans generally involve collaboration and great communications.
  • Quality obsessed: You recognize that professional engineers ship complete, tested software to avoid getting trapped in a sea of technical debt. You balance speed with quality.
  • Humbitious: You€™re ambitious, yet humble. You recognize that there€™s always opportunity for improvement. You use introspection and feedback from teammates and peers to raise the bar.

Key job responsibilities
  • Design and develop software products that impact many areas of our business
  • Define requirements, create software designs, implement code to these specifications
  • Provide thorough unit and integration testing, and support products while deployed and used by our stakeholders
  • Collaboration with other engineers on the team, product managers, technical program managers, and partner teams.
  • Dealing with ambiguity when solving problems


  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (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 software programming language.

  • Bachelor€™s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Proficiency in fundamentals of object-oriented design
  • Proficiency in fundamentals of data structures, models, queries, and analysis
  • Proficiency in fundamentals of algorithm design, data modeling, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Proficiency in common software testing strategies such as unit, integration, load, performance, and A/B testing
  • Proficiency in software design documentation (clear writing and diagramming)


  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 4+ years professional experience in large-scale, data-intensive backend software engineering
  • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Experience in online advertising domain

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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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Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-12

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