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Software Development Engineer, AbeBooks

Job ID: 1987629 | AbeBooks Inc.


Job summary
About Us
AbeBooks, an Amazon company, connects millions of buyers with booksellers from around the world. We provide a marketplace for hundreds of millions of items that includes everything from exquisite manuscripts and long lost books from your childhood, to postcards from Mohandas Gandhi and signed first editions of “A Farewell to Arms”.

About the Job
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.

You will own our Selection, Payments and Seller Tooling, working on scaling our existing systems and designing a new generation of technology. You will have the opportunity to work with other Amazon teams and Amazon technologies as we take advantage of capabilities of our parent company.

About You
You’re an engineer with rich experience in designing, developing, and supporting multiple software intensive systems. We’re looking for full-stack engineers – you will be working with Linux, AWS, SQL, queues, REST services, Java, HTML and JavaScript. You will be successful if you:

  • Care about code quality and readability
  • Are comfortable working with data structures as much as discussing software development processes with your peers
  • Get inspired by collecting product and system metrics, and by proposing improvements
  • Take code review feedback gracefully and provide your feedback with abundance
  • Love to see your code deployed, and want to see it happening more often


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics or 1+ years of relevant work experience


  • Java ecosystem
  • Javascript/Front End
  • AWS ecosystem
  • Devops tools and culture
  • Experience with an object oriented programming language

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, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.