Software Development Engineer II, Creators

Amazon Inc

Seattle, WA, USA


4 w


Full time




$115000 Per Year


$223600 Per Year

- 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- Experience programming with at least one software programming language

Do you thrive on performing in a fast paced environment where your actions will directly impact a billion dollar business with global reach? Do you want to lead initiatives that will have a significant impact to Amazon’s customer experience and bottom line?

The Creators organization at Amazon is looking for talented Software Development Engineers with a passion for highly scalable distributed systems to help us re-imagine social shopping! We own the Amazon Associates and Amazon Influencer programs and our mission is to become the Earth’s most desired destination for commerce creators across the world, and their content. We ensure a cohesive experience for all creators, expand their opportunities to earn through innovation, and launch experiences that reinforce their feeling of achievement.

Amazon and Associates Program are growing at an incredible rate. To keep up with that growth we must continually innovate to define and build different ways to compensate and reward our creators. We are launching new products, and are seeking experienced, results-oriented software developers, who can use big data, and analytical techniques to design and implement scalable solutions for business problems. As a technical leader for your space, you'll manipulate and process TB-sized data, supporting real-time access and orchestration across multiple systems. You'll build cutting-edge creator-level simulations, at-scale and in real-time, using a variety of statistical tools (ML/econometrics/causal inference).

This role will have a profound impact on millions of creators across the world. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative, and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, this role is for you.

Key job responsibilities
- You will be expected to lead cross-team development efforts to provide the technical vision and strategy for the future of incentives and compensation for Amazon Associates worldwide, balancing short and long-term technology investments.
- You will work closely with economists to build and run causal models based on data from heterogeneous creators and Amazon customers, and simulate compensation changes to identify the policy that incentivizes creators to provide the most meaningful content to Amazon customers.
- Your will create service engines that leverage data insights, and automate key compensation processes using latest technologies.
- You will work on projects that require innovative and creative thinking, deep technical problem solving, and mentor other engineers, improving their skills and ability to get things done.

- You’ll have ownership, not just responsibility; and you’ll contribute to all aspects of the software lifecycle: design, experimentation, implementation and testing. The ideal candidate for our team is a thinker and a doer: someone who loves sophisticated algorithms and mathematical precision, but at the same time enjoys implementing real systems, and is motivated by the prospect of spectacular business returns.

About the team
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

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

Seattle, WA, USA

- 3+ 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

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $115,000/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 https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.