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Software Development Engineer, BASS

Job ID: 2516873 | Services LLC


- 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


Did you know that many of the products you buy on Amazon didn’t exist before you have ordered them? Here’s a quick overview on how books are made

We develop and optimize the software solutions that power the Make-On-Demand (MOD) manufacturing cells worldwide to reduce process waste, improve efficiency, lower cost of manufacturing, and improve the quality of books manufactured. The scope of our work is within the four walls of the manufacturing cell, from the time we get a manufacturing request till the book is manufactured.

You are invited to join an enthusiastic software development team to make a profound impact to invent solutions that enable and optimize the world-wide network of manufacturing centers operating 24/7 and always at peak performance.

You will have the opportunity to leverage your technical skills in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT), computer vision, sensor/camera networks, low-latency/high availability distributed systems, cloud computing, device integration, data processing, workload scheduling, workflow optimization, and much more. You will be responsible for contributing to the team’s roadmaps, mentoring engineers, and collaborating with a diverse group of business and technical partners to shape the future of our technology.

To succeed in this role, you will focus on:
- Design, implement, test, deploy and maintain innovative distributed software solutions to expand our manufacturing throughput, device integration, sensor networks, and workflow optimizations
- Analyze, optimize and refactor applications and services such as machine automation, computer vision, and controls engineering
- Write clean, maintainable code and perform peer code-reviews
- Work with other team members to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility
- Use software engineering best practices to ensure a high standard of quality for all team deliverables
- Work in an agile, startup-like development environment, where you are always working on the most important stuff

This role will sit in our new headquarters in Arlington Virginia, where Amazon has invest $2.5 billion dollars, occupy 4 million square feet of energy efficient office space, and create at least 25,000 new full-time jobs. Our employees and the neighboring community will also benefit from the associated investments from the Commonwealth including infrastructure updates, public transportation improvements, and new access to Reagan National Airport.

A day in the life
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment.

We "Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History". We had fun team activities such as Bowling, Kayaking, Mini golf, board games, and more.

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

Arlington, VA, USA | 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

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 Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.