Software Development Engineer – Emerging Advertising Products

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1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.

2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

Software Development Engineer, Sponsored Display

New York or Toronto

About Amazon Advertising

Amazon Advertising operates at the intersection of eCommerce and advertising, offering a rich array of digital display advertising solutions with the goal of helping our customers find and discover anything they want to buy. We help advertisers reach Amazon customers on, across our other owned and operated sites, on other high quality sites across the web, and on millions of Kindles, tablets, and mobile devices. We start with the customer and work backwards in everything we do, including advertising. If you’re interested in joining a rapidly growing team working to build a unique, world-class advertising group with a relentless focus on the customer, you’ve come to the right place.

About our team

Sponsored Display is Amazon Advertising’s self-service display advertising offering, which empowers any advertiser – regardless of budget size, advertising experience, or technical expertise – to set up display campaigns that show on key placements across Amazon retail website and apps, devices (Kindle, Fire Tablet, Fire TV, Echo), third party websites (e.g. and mobile apps. As a startup product within Amazon Advertising, our team needs to be highly nimble and move quickly to release new features and capabilities. Our team participates in research to better understand our advertising customers which allows us to implement engaging user experiences as we implement new features across the many different areas of Sponsored Display.

About the role

We are looking for a lead engineer who is excited about solving challenging engineering problems, has a proven track record of building web applications and has the ability to support highly available systems. In this role you will partner with product leaders and business partners to design, implement and launch new features that enable advertisers to build, manage and serve innovative ads that speak to their customers. The right candidate will possess strong technical skills, can dive deep with demonstrated experience in leading projects and is able to mentor junior team members. There is lots of opportunity for growth in this role as the team is expanding and needs engineers who are motivated to constantly improve technical strategy, operational efforts and development life cycle.

Enjoy innovating on behalf of customers, simplifying complex problems and tackling tough design challenges? Come be part of this energetic, bright, and fun-loving team!

Master’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.

Experience with Site Reliability Engineering (or equivalent) best practices

Experience with Amazon Web Services

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