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Hiring Event - Software Development Engineer II

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By applying to this role you are being considered for 4 teams across eCommerce Foundation (eCF) - Tax Platform, FLASH, Big Data and Ordering Services. See below for a brief description of each team.

Vancouver Hiring Event - November 2018

Tax Platform: Would you like to work on one of the world's largest transactional distributed systems? How about working with customers and peers from the entire range of Amazon's business on cool new features? Whether you're passionate about building highly scalable and reliable systems or a software developer who likes to solve business problems, Amazon Tax Platform Services is the place for you.

We are responsible for the tax calculation platform, providing the core services that calculate taxes (sales tax and VAT) for all Amazon sales, physical and digital, globally. We thrive on providing the correct tax amounts to the customer at order time, and make sure audit records are stored safely to meet tax law requirements around the globe. Our challenges include staying on top of the complex and ever-changing global tax rates and laws as well as computing calculations correctly and quickly, thousands of times a second, and each one needs to be right.

Big Data Technologies: Amazon's Big Data Technologies team is building a new data ecosystem, flexible enough for teams to bring their own compute platforms, experiment, and perform massive data analysis using AWS technologies. We are radically changing the traditional ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) model to a data marketplace concept, facilitating 'one click' data-mart creation, and relationships between data producers and consumers.We are developing a next-generation cluster management system and we're looking for top engineers to build from the ground up.

FLASH: Just think about what it takes to process the tens of millions of financial transactions that are generated each day as millions of purchases are made, as thousands of suppliers are paid, as inventory moves in and out of warehouses, and as vendors are paid! Are you interested in solving these high volume challenges while pushing the leading edge of cloud computing in the enterprise? Then have we got the opportunity for you! Millions of transactions will actually flow through the code and systems you help develop on a daily basis!

Ordering Services: Are you passionate about enabling millions of customers around to world buy anything, anywhere, anytime? Dealing with large scale distributed systems, orchestrating the entire retail ordering workflow?

eCF builds innovative solutions on behalf of Amazon businesses to empower Amazon Consumer/Digital/Other (CDO) engineers and business leaders to be productive, creative, and effective in serving our customers.


- Bachelor's Degree and/or Master's degree in Computer Science (or relevant equivalent)
- Proficiency in Java or C++ in a Linux or Unix environment
- Familiarity with Ruby, Perl and SQL


- Database modeling skills
- Distributed systems experience
- Knowledgeable about security best practices

Posted: January 11, 2019
Closes: March 12, 2019
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