Software Development Engineer

Job ID: 935862 | AbeBooks Inc.


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.

About the Role

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 payment processing, protecting sensitive data, 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 capabilities of our parent company.


· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field
· A minimum of 3 years of experience with object-oriented design and programming experience in C/C++, Java, or Python, preferably on a UNIX or Linux Platform
· Attained expert knowledge and ability to code in Java
· Fluent in design patterns
· 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


· Knowledge of SQL as well as non-SQL alternatives, and when each is the right choice
· Strong writing and communication skills
· Ability to earn trust and work well with others
· Love feedback and opportunities for growth