Software Development Engineer II, Amazon Games

Jun 06, 2024
Seattle, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work
- 3+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experienceAmazon is all-in on games, and our mission is to be the most customer-obsessed company in the games industry. The “Anti Team” at Amazon Games is responsible for protecting the multiplayer experience of millions of players by providing anti-cheat, anti-fraud, and anti-bot solutions.

Amazon Games is seeking a highly talented Software Development Engineer to join our Anti Team.

In this role, you will work within our Business Intelligence organization along-side anti-cheat industry veterans to lead the development of Anti's AWS-based solutions to protect games developed or published by Amazon Games. We work to combat bot, fraud, and cheating in AGS video games by processing and acting on large scale data systems.

A Software Engineer II at Amazon Games is expected to build, test and maintain software solutions. These solutions often span multiple domains, including Data Science, Data Engineering and Game Business Analysts.

A successful candidate will be able to work independently and with the team to deliver software for our customers, by delivering frequently and incrementally. They should have an understanding of the AWS Ecosystem and have a track record of building and operating scalable, performant, and reliable services.

Key job responsibilities
Anti's SDE II works closely with Game Productions and anti-cheat/fraud experts to design and implement solutions for preventing, detecting and taking action against offenders. These solutions leverage AWS and ingest trillions of events, train and run machine learning models, perform anomaly detection, and process telemetry emitted from other game security solutions. In general,

- You design, implement, test, deploy and maintain services built using AWS.
- You use software engineering best practices to maintain a high standard of quality of features for our customers.
- You are an active part of the team’s operations. You ensure the stability of the system to meet the expectations of our customers.
- You understand the business impact of your systems and show good judgment when making technical trade-offs between your team’s short and long-term needs.
- You make existing systems and solutions simpler.
- Where your work involves other teams with their own priorities, you create the right checkpoints to ensure a successful delivery.

A day in the life
The Anti team impacts the multiplayer experience of millions of players daily. With great power, comes great responsibility: As a small agile team, we iterate quickly and experiment often to stay ahead of threats.

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

San Diego, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $129,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.
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