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Sr. Software Dev Engineer, Social Marketing

Full Time
2 days ago
Job summary
The Social Marketing team owns Amazon's automated advertising on social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Pinterest, TikTok, and more. Our engineering team builds self-optimizing ad personalization engines that leverage integrated machine learning, massive data processing and adaptive algorithms to deliver ad performance. We use social graph signals and closed loop optimization to power our advertising engine. As a part of our team, you will have a chance to have a ground-up impact on our systems, our business, and most importantly, our customers, through the leadership of a team of engineers focused on scaling social advertising.

Our program goals driving sales of Amazon products and offers, driving customer acquisition to strategic programs such as Prime Video & Amazon Music, and downloads of Amazon's mobile apps like Amazon Shopping app, Prime Video app, etc. This is a rapidly growing team at Amazon, and we're building a top-notch team of engineers, scientists and engineering leaders. The problems we face are complex and interesting, including the information engineering and data mining of big data sets from both social media and Amazon. We build large scale, distributed systems using multiple AWS services, designed from ground up to make extensive use of machine learning and social graph data.

We are seeking a Software Development Engineer to join our team in our Vancouver office and help build the social advertising platform that will power large scale advertising programs on multiple social media apps. The team will build a wide range of large scale, multi-tiered distributed systems. Successful candidates must be innovative, flexible, have strong leadership skills and be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional business and software development teams to solve critical business problems. The ideal candidate will have experience working with large datasets, distributed computing technologies and service-oriented architecture.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to all parts of the software development and deployment life cycle, including design, development, documentation, testing and operations. They must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be self-driven and deliver high quality results in a fast paced environment. They need to really enjoy working closely with their peers in a group of very talented engineers.


  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team

  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
  • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Knowledge of, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, or Python


  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
  • Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
  • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between

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