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Software Development Engineer, Ad event pipeline

Job ID: 2658412 | Services LLC


Advertisers will spend tens of billion dollars this year leveraging Amazon advertising this year to help grow their business. We are looking for exceptional software engineers to build the next generation of tools these advertisers depend on to control their advertising efforts across multiple ad products in the Amazon Advertising portfolio. As part of the self service advertising products organization our team focuses on the 80% of advertisers that are small and medium size businesses and deliver simple, intuitive solutions for helping them grow their reach and sales.

This important work requires that we build redundant, highly available systems that scale massively to ensure our advertisers can enhance discoverability for all the products they sell online and connect Amazon customers with sellers and selection anywhere in the world. We are increasingly focused on helping our advertisers reach new markets and build a strong brand presence which means we must think globally and be strategic about how we build our software to operate 24/7/365 in over 20 countries.

Key job responsibilities
We are looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer to join our team to design, develop and own Tier1 services that determine eligibility for an ad to be served. Your job will be to work with multiple software engineers and other team members, Product and Program Managers to design and develop new ways of providing exciting and compelling experiences. You'll measure your success by the quality of your execution, the pace of innovation you help drive, and the increased satisfaction you deliver. If you're ready to make a difference at a company that matters and if you want huge challenges to tackle, we would love to talk to you.

A successful candidate will have the satisfaction of seeing their work on the website and numerous other websites, where it will be viewed by tens of millions of customers and will drive quantifiable revenue impact, broaden their technical skills and work in an environment that thrives on creativity, experimentation, and product innovation.

* Responsible for setting technical vision for the services across Performance Advertising Core Engine
* The key requirement for this position is established skill designing and developing complex customer and advertiser experiences.
* Advise senior leadership of technical opportunities and pitfalls to ensure long term rapid delivery of features.
* Leading and inspiring teammates to raise the standards in the quality of the software they build.
* We support all Sponsored Ad ad programs (e.g., Sponsored Products , Sponsored Brands , and Sponsored Display ) at the beginning and end of the ad workflow (i.e., campaign management + event logging), and our vision is to provide global, auto-scalable, high scale services that works for all ad programs.

About the team
Amazon is investing heavily in building a world class advertising business and we are responsible for defining and delivering a collection of self-service performance advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks daily and are breaking fresh ground to create world-class products. We are highly motivated, collaborative and fun-loving with an entrepreneurial spirit and bias for action. With a broad mandate to experiment and innovate, we are growing at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities.

We operate at the intersection of eCommerce and advertising. Our mission is to enhance discoverability for all products sold online and connect Amazon customers with sellers and selection anywhere. Our job is a multi-dimensional optimization problem. We choose ads for a given context that need to be relevant and useful to shopping customers, have the best value possible for merchant advertisers, and meet a high quality bar for publisher showing that. If it's not hard enough satisfying those conflicting demands, we need to do it all in under few milliseconds, thousands of times per second.

The Ad Event Pipeline is a large scale and highly available service that centrally processes advertising signals (e.g. ad impressions, views, clicks, video unmutes, etc) for numerous performance advertising businesses (e.g. Sponsored Products, Sponsored Brands, Sponsored Brands Video, and Sponsored Display) . We join millions of ad events per second from various sources, orchestrates business-specific event enrichments (e.g. robotic traffic detection, business validation of chargeable events, geotagging, event cardinality, etc), and vends out authoritative ad event data to support real-time ad campaign optimizations, attribution, reporting, analytics, and billing. Extensibility, scalability, and performance are at the core of problems we solve in our Team—our mission is to build the new generation of our systems to support all of World Wide Ad Programs.


- 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


- 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

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $129,300/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.