Sr. Software Development Engineer, Amazon Games Technology Group

Mar 10, 2024
San Diego, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work
- 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 teamAt the Amazon Games Technology Group we are helping AAA game developers create games! Come help us empower Amazon Games so they can focus their efforts on the features that make their games great and unique. We provide game services and tools that makes it easier, faster, and cheaper to bootstrap, develop, launch and operate games at Amazon scale and to Amazon's operational standards.

We are looking for a hands-on Engineer to guide projects ranging from a wide spectrum of technologies; from Generative AI powered services to Unreal Engine plugins! A successful candidate is good at diving deep into ambiguous problems, proposing maintainable solutions, and delivering for our customers. You will help shape how Amazon Games makes games by working directly with team members throughout the game development pipeline. As a technical leader for the team you will also guide and mentor other team members as well as help guide our strategy going forward.

Key job responsibilities
- You are passionate about building services and tools to help cross-functional teams deliver features that scale to millions of players.
- You excel in ambiguity, discovering and solving problems that aren't fully understood.
- You thrive in a collaborative environment where you have influence over technology direction.
- You want to be part of something exciting and unique in the gaming ecosystem.

A day in the life
- Design, develop, and operate services and tools used throughout the game development pipelines.
- Interact directly with your users to solve their problems
- Be an advocate for players and developers: Insist on the highest standards, drive to operational excellence, help create functional and engaging customer-centric features.
- Give technical guidance to a team of other developers to help them improve their processes

About the team
Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

Inclusive Culture, Career Growth: Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have employee-led affinity groups with hundreds of global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.

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

San Diego, CA, USA- 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

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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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.
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