Software Development Engineer, Prime Video Financial Systems in Berlin, Germany



Come build the future of entertainment with us.

Are you interested in shaping the future of movies and television? Do you want to help define the next generation of how and what Amazon customers are watching?

Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers customers a vast collection of TV shows and movies – all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place. We offer customers thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Originals and Exclusive content to exciting live sports events. We also offer our members the opportunity to subscribe to add-on channels which they can cancel at anytime and to rent or buy new release movies and TV box sets on the Prime Video Store. Prime Video is a fast-paced, growth business – available in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. The team works in a dynamic environment where innovating on behalf of our customers is at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds exciting to you, please read on.

Key job responsibilities

You will work in an agile, 2-pizza team responsible to accelerate Prime Video’s growth by building highly automated, scalable finance systems. As an engineer, you can be involved in every aspect of the process – from idea generation, business analysis and technical design through to development and deployment across a variety of technologies – giving you a real sense of ownership. Together we build systems which meet high standards of performance and reliability and operate at massive scale.

A day in the life

Prime Video Finance System’s team builds world-class bespoke financial software to support our expanding global video business. This software calculates and pays all the royalties owed to our third party content providers. Our automation system handles millions of transactions a day, requiring high performance, high accuracy, and high flexibility to allow us to enable the fast going video business.

About the team

Our team believes in transparent communication, open discussion on design ideas, and have a fail-fast, Agile, mindset. We expect everyone to engage in discussions and want to continue developing an innovative culture where every idea is listened to. The team owns the end-to-end delivery including supporting our customers.

The role will expose an individual to many different business areas (finance/accounting/CAM/legal etc), as well as other internal services, and provide detailed knowledge of all the different departments involved in purchasing and managing a TV or Movie contract within Amazon.

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

Berlin, BE, DEU

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience (non-internship) in professional software development

  • Experience designing or architecting (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems

  • Experience programming with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent

  • Experience with full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

  • Experience with one or more of JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, Python.

  • Evidence of working with algorithms, data-structures, efficiency, concurrency, performance optimization.

  • OS fundamentals and systems architecture.

  • Cloud computing, large-scale and high-availability distributed architecture.

  • Micro service architecture experience

  • Experience communicating with users and other technical teams to collect requirements, describe software product features and technical designs

  • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team

  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

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