Michael C. Toren on 17 Aug 2005 21:24:29 -0000

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[PLUG] Job Posting: Amazon.com Philadelphia Interview; position in Seattle

Generally I try to restrict the job postings for positions which are
actually in the Philadelphia area.  However, even though the positions
they're advertising are in Seattle, I'm forwarding this on because the
interview process is taking place locally.


----- Forwarded message -----
From: "Centanni, Sarah" <centanni@amazon.com>
To: plug-announce@lists.phillylinux.org
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 13:46:27 -0700
Subject: Amazon.com -- Philadelphia Interview Event

Amazon.com is looking to hire Software Development Engineers and Technical
Leaders in a number of different business units.  Specifically, our
Merchant Applications Team will be in Philadelphia on Thursday, August 25,
conducting a series of interviews for Seattle-based positions - I've pasted
several of the Merchant Applications Teams' technical descriptions below.
For your reference, a full list of Amazon.com's open positions can always
be found at http://www.amazon.com/jobs. 

Would you be interested in learning more? 

If yes, please feel free to send along a copy of your resume to
sarah-resumes@amazon.com.  Hoping to hear from you soon!


Sarah Centanni
Amazon.com's Technical Recruiting Team


Pricing Mechanisms Team 

If you are excited about building game-changing technology solutions, the
Pricing Mechanisms team offers that rare opportunity.  How do you help
sellers improve their sales effectiveness?  How do you offer them the tools
they need to be competitive and successful?  How do you ensure a great
buyer experience?  This team focuses on creative solutions to real-world
problems in this space.

We empower sellers to leverage Amazon's item authority and offer their
products for sale in fixed or auction pricing models.  Sellers get the
benefit of millions of customers discovering their items very quickly and
easily on Amazon's product detail pages.  We enable sellers to increase
their sell-through rate with things like liquidations and automated price
discount schedules.  We increase the momentum behind adding product
selection for consumers and increasing selling opportunities on the Amazon

Members of this team care about the overall product as their own business
unit.  Our work spans a wide spectrum -- from defining the customer
experience and usability to building web service interfaces and the
technology stack.  We build robust, distributed applications that scale to
the demands of tens of millions of customers.  If you have a strong desire
to experience end-to-end product development with endless opportunities to
innovate, you should consider joining our team.


Software Engineering Manager (2PTL - aka 2-Pizza Team Leader)

We are looking for an experienced technical leader and manager to lead a
cross-functional and autonomous team focused on building innovative pricing
mechanisms for the Amazon platform.  This leader will play a key role in
driving innovation, technical vision and delivery of customer-centric

Successful candidates will have:

- Demonstrated experience delivering innovative, customer-centric products

- Entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong program and product
  management skills

- Deeply technical with track record of successful delivery as individual
  contributor and leader

- Strong experience with building robust, scalable, distributed systems
  solutions to complex business problems

- Execution experience in fast-paced environments and performance driven

- Proven track record building, motivating and retaining teams of star

- Strong communication skills and ability to work cross-functionally at all

- BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent; MBA desired.


Software Development Engineers

We are looking for seasoned software engineers to participate in building
innovative pricing mechanisms for the Amazon platform.  We are interested
in self-directed, innovative engineers who like the challenges of
designing, architecting and building robust, high-performance, extensible
and maintainable software systems.

Successful candidates will have:

- Strong C/C++, Java, OOD, and OOP skills.

- Strong customer orientation.

- Excellent design, implementation, debugging, and problem-solving skills.

- Strong familiarity with Unix/Linux.

- Solid communication and teamwork skills.

- Experience with highly-available and scalable distributed systems,
  databases and data modeling.

- BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent.

- Minimum 5 years of development experience. 


Offer Management Team 

Millions of merchants leverage our platform to make Amazon.com the one stop
shop for customers to find the best deal.  Hundreds of millions of unique
merchant updates including price and inventory data flow through our
systems every day.   We develop massively distributed request/reply caches
which service billions of requests per day from both our customer-facing
website and external clients via Web Services.  Price is a very popular
data point on the world's largest E-Commerce platform so accuracy and
response time are critical.  In addition to the end to end data management
problem, we help customers discover the best product deal.  In real-time,
we look at numerous inputs such as merchant trust rating and price to
decide which offer is best for an individual customer.  Our engineers
obsess about seller and customer experience, are Linux systems-savvy and
find elegant solutions for problems of unprecedented scale.

- C++ and/or Java development and object-oriented design experience
- Development experience in a UNIX environment
- Excellent problem solving and troubleshoot skills
- Passion for big, difficult problems

Experience nice to have:
- Java CORBA
- Oracle
- Transactional Berkeley DBs
- Publish/subscribe or other event messaging technologies
- Client/server development
- Designing and building large distributed systems 


Merchant Applications Team

Want your work to impact thousands of merchants, who affect millions of
people? Join the Merchant Applications team at Amazon. Our mission is to
increase selection in our global catalog by providing frictionless
applications and web services for merchants to create and maintain product
offerings (i.e. make it fun and easy for people to sell on the Amazon
platform). The value of your work is quantifiable. If the speed of feedback
from merchants doesn't excite you, the influence on Amazon's bottom line
will. Increased selection in Amazon's catalog attracts more customers which
in turn drives more merchants to Amazon. Our merchant base is growing
exponentially and you'll be in the position to have a positive impact on
merchants, large and small.

Help us build customer-centric tools and technologies that mask the
complexities of the underlying distributed systems and provide a
comprehensive and rich user experience. Whether you're interested in GUI
usability, in the complexity of international applications with global
deployment, or in developing world-class web services, we have work that
will interest and challenge you. 

Knowledge of Java, JSP, XML, SQL, SOAP and Unix/Linux is required.
Experience with database programming, object-oriented programming
techniques and browser based web technologies is highly desired. Solid
communication skills, flexibility, a strong customer focus and a desire to
experiment with new ideas are a must. Knowledge of web-services, Tomcat,
JIBX and Struts is a plus.  A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or
equivalent experience is required. 

Exceptionally skilled engineers who are looking for hands-on coding &
design role in a challenging, fast-paced, results-driven environment are
encouraged to apply.


Offer Listing Service Team 

Amazon.com has immediate openings for talented and enthusiastic senior
software engineers to design, create and support our Offer Listing
Services. Our team owns the business critical systems that help sellers
manage and maintain everything for sale worldwide on the Amazon.com selling
platform. As a senior software engineer with the Offer Listing team, you
will work with software engineers, program managers, and other team members
to create highly scalable, reliable and distributed applications and
services for various aspects of Amazon's global selling platform. You will
be responsible for real-time operational support of the team's functional
areas as well as brainstorming features and ideas. You will design,
document and implement scalable, flexible features using C++, Java, XML,
SQL and CORBA in a Unix environment. The ability to document technical
approaches completely, correctly and concisely is required. Candidates must
be innovative, creative, flexible, self-directed, and understand how to
design and write high-performance, reliable and maintainable code.  

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