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Software Development Engineer, AbeBooks (subsidiary) Traffic

Job ID: 1936624 | AbeBooks Inc.


Job summary
Dive deep into scaling traffic management, authentication, protecting sensitive data, improving web front-ends and delighting AbeBooks customers.

About Us

AbeBooks’ mission is “to help people find and buy any book from any bookseller”. As a part of this mission we work daily to help customers discover our marketplace and the millions of books available from thousands of booksellers. This is challenging and equally rewarding for a truly global marketplace for rare and collectable books. We feel proud to provide a seamless experience to buyers from over 200 countries purchasing products from sellers representing over 60 countries. Our sites get millions of page views every day, and we promote millions of books across several marketing channels. We like to think we know what we’re doing, and we’re always keen on learning and improving. Instead of focusing in a narrow slice of technology or business function, AbeBooks is an end to end marketplace with opportunities for you across that entire surface area.

Key job responsibilities
As a seasoned engineer you will have an incredible opportunity to learn and navigate among dozens of products and technologies that make up the AbeBooks marketplace. You will appreciate the complexity of the business domain, and learn to value simplicity in software intensive systems. You will dive deep into scaling traffic management, authentication, protecting sensitive data, improving web front-ends and thinking about our customers and how best to delight them. You will have the opportunity to work with Amazon teams and Amazon technologies (especially AWS) as we take advantage of the capabilities of our parent company. Last but not the least, you will be surrounded by smart and approachable colleagues, while living in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of software engineering experience with object-oriented design and programming experience
  • Ability to code in Java
  • Take pride in being able to refactor code safely
  • Enjoy testing and safely changing code
  • Have customer obsession and a passion for delighting them
  • Work well in a team
  • Self-starter and able to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Growth mindset and always learning new things


Experience with the following would be beneficial:

  • Java ecosystem
  • Front-end: JavaScript/Typescript
  • Python
  • AWS ecosystem
  • Devops tools and culture

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