Software Development Engineer

Technology United States Las Vegas, Nevada


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Who We Are

We have a relentless focus to shape the experience to be fun and intuitive for Zappos customers. Our most valuable attributes are the people that make up the team. We embrace the Zappos core values so you should apply if you are not afraid to create a little fun and weirdness! We value diversity and want to make our team as inclusive as possible. We do this by building strong relationships through open and honest communication. We value people that are not afraid to take risks and quickly learn from mistakes.

Who We're Looking For

The Software Development Engineer II (SDE II) will participate in all phases of software development to build services to support the goals of the organization.

This position will be responsible for driving service and product performance opportunities, from idea generation to scoping, to strategy building and ultimately automation for self-monitoring, self diagnosing and self-healing solutions. Additionally, the Senior Software Engineer will creatively deal with ambiguity and juggle cross-organization complexity. 


What You’ll Be Doing

  • Exemplifying our company Core Values.
  • Collaborate effectively with peer teams and key partner services to deliver robust engineering product
  • Design, document, develop, debug and test software solutions
  • Influence strategy and roadmap through technical and non-technical insights
  • Interface with customer support team and other engineers to gather requirements and determine scope of projects
  • Solve difficult problems, applying appropriate technologies and best practices
  • Mentor junior team members in career growth and assist in task management and Agile planning
  • Organize and participate in collaborative Q&A sessions, workshops, presentations to share technical knowledge amongst the team
  • Work to resolve the root cause of complex problems, leaving software better and easier to maintain
  • Work with software QA teams to develop test plans and test automation
  • Work with your team to invent, design, and build software that is stable and performant

What You’ll Need To Bring

  • Collaborate effectively with peer teams and key partner services to deliver robust engineering product
  • Design, document, develop, debug and test software solutions
  • Influence strategy and roadmap through technical and non-technical insights
  • Interface with customer support team and other engineers to gather requirements and determine scope of projects
  • Solve difficult problems, applying appropriate technologies and best practices
  • Mentor junior team members in career growth and assist in task management and Agile planning
  • Organize and participate in collaborative Q&A sessions, workshops, presentations to share technical knowledge amongst the team
  • Work to resolve the root cause of complex problems, leaving software better and easier to maintain
  • Work with software QA teams to develop test plans and test automation
  • Work with your team to invent, design, and build software that is stable and performant
  • BA in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Development/Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field
  • Experience using AWS or other similar cloud services provider (DynamoDB, EC2, SQS, SNS, S3, and Redshift)
  • Experience with open source tools and frameworks (Git, SpringMVC, SpringBoot, Maven, Gradle, Ant, JUnit, Jenkins, Bamboo, etc)

What Really Excites Us

  • Experience at a large e-commerce retailer.
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