Kindle has changed the way books are published, sold, and read across the globe. Independent authors are now able to publish and sell direct to readers through Kindle and print-on-demand offerings, enabling them to reach audiences never before available. Kindle readers are able to download any book in any language in sixty seconds. Come be a part of changing the way the world reads.
The Kindle Finance & Accounting Tech Engineering team is responsible for providing accurate and timely royalty calculations and accounting entries for all Kindle and print-on-demand book sales. Publishers and authors of all shapes and sizes rely on Amazon to correctly account for all book sales so that they are paid correctly.
Software development engineers on the Kindle Finance & Accounting Tech Engineering team are responsible for implementing, maintaining, and supporting the code for Amazon’s various book royalty systems, including those that power Kindle Unlimited, print-on-demand, and all Kindle purchases across the globe. You will closely work with product managers and business teams to understand the domain and design to meet those and future requirements. You will need to be able to articulate technology choices and decisions to a diverse group and be able to influence them. In all, this role is an exciting mix of solid technical complexity, partnering with the business team, and delivery excellence. You will be ably supported by a team of engineers and there will be leadership growth opportunity to mentor junior engineers.
The ideal candidates will have solid experience in architecture, design & delivery of platforms built preferably on Java and Amazon Web Services technologies. Candidates with proficiency in building data intensive, performant applications or platforms will also be considered. You will be passionate and obsess about providing a premium customer experience.
BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field
5+ years of professional software development experience
Excellent programming skills in object-oriented languages including C, C++, C#, or Java
Strong fundamentals in core Computer Science areas like Data Structures and Algorithms.
Experience with cloud architectures that scale horizontally
Quickly adapt to new development environments and changing business requirements
Create reliable/maintainable code, and find creative and scalable solutions to hard problems
The ability to communicate clearly and concisely both written and orally
A deep appreciation of scalability issues and high volume data handling.
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