Software Development Engineer
DESCRIPTION • we are the Db at the heart of IDMb
• we ensure that IMDb data is high quality
• we ensure that IMDb has the relevant entertainment data for our customers needs
A day in the life
• we develop systems and tools to vet and catalogue entertainment data at scale
About the hiring group
• we collaborate across multiple IMDb and Amazon teams
With more than 400 million searchable data items - including 7.5 million movie, TV and entertainment titles, 11 million cast and crew members and 11 million images - IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows and celebrities, and has a combined web and mobile audience of more than 200 million monthly visitors. The IMDb database is continually growing, thanks to a vast contributor community of entertainment professionals and companies, IMDb staff, individual contributors and other trusted sources. IMDb content is integrated into strategically important parts of Amazon and AWS businesses, including Amazon Fire TV, Alexa, and X-Ray on Prime Video. IMDb licenses information from its vast and authoritative database to third-party businesses, including film studios, television networks, streaming services and cable companies, as well as airlines, electronics manufacturers, non-profit organizations and software developers. Learn more at developer.imdb.com. Other IMDb products and services include: the IMDb website for desktop and mobile devices; apps for iOS and Android; a free streaming channel, IMDb TV; and IMDb original video series and podcasts. For entertainment industry professionals, IMDb provides IMDbPro and Box Office Mojo. IMDb is an Amazon company. For more information, visit imdb.com/press and follow @IMDb.
You will be given an opportunity to own and drive initiatives through the entire software stack, from customer-facing features and data innovations to cross-team collaboration. You love challenging problems, collaborating with multi-functional teams, and designing creative technical solutions.
You will be part of a team that focuses on making IMDb data globally available providing answers to all our customer's entertainment questions. You'll have the opportunity to design and deliver high scale technical solutions to improve customer experience and increase our reach internationally.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS • Non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• Experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• Computer Science Honours degree (2:1 or better) or postgraduate study. In lieu of degree, relevant skills and equivalent experience.
• Experience developing software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
• Experience designing and developing large-scale, distributed software applications and services using modern design principles.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Significant industry experience as a Software Engineer or Software Developer.
• Experience developing complex software systems that have successfully been delivered to customers.
• Working with cloud technologies at high scale.
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs and product strategy.
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing and operations.
• Demonstrated ability to mentor junior software engineers in all aspects of their engineering skill-sets.
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