Amazon – Senior Software Development Engineer, PXT – Seattle, WA

September 23, 2022

Job Description

Job title: Senior Software Development Engineer, PXT

Company: Amazon

Job description: DESCRIPTION

Job summary

“In addition to being a earth’s most customer-centric company, Amazon will commit to being Earth’s Best Employer and Earth’s Safest Place to Work” — Jeff Bezos

Looking to be part of one of Amazon’s most ambitious efforts? Amazon’s People Experience and Technology (PXT) organization’s mission is to build a workplace for Amazonians to invent on behalf of our customers. We are enablers to help Amazon scale quickly and efficiently as we continue to expand rapidly across countries, business lines and size in general. The volume of internal human resource transactions and range of experiences to fulfill on this scale and diversity are massive and unique. This requires a highly reliable and customized series of products, applications and self-service tools to provide the best experience throughout the employee lifecycle. Time and Attendance (TAA) is leading the charge to build products that support our global workforce of passionate Amazonians! We are looking for talented engineers like you to build products and tools to accurately track billions of hours per year, and to accurately pay employees.

Key job responsibilities

As an SDE in TAA, you’ll work closely with some of the brightest software engineers and help solve a variety of business and technical challenges by leveraging Amazon’s industry-leading technologies. You should be comfortable diving deep into technical architectures and requirements, be able to quickly identify solutions to challenges discovered during development, and be ready to work with some of the latest cloud computing technologies. You and your fellow engineers are responsible for designing and building state-of-the art flexible, interoperable and scalable solutions on native AWS platform. You will help invent new features using AI/ML and help business partners to take decisions proactively. You will be responsible for hiring & developing new talent and establishing processes and mechanisms to improve the overall team’s productivity.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to all parts of the software development and deployment lifecycle, including design, development, documentation, testing and operations. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a relentless focus on customer experience and want to build innovative solutions to complex problems utilizing cutting-edge technologies, then this role is for you.


  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one software programming language
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team


  • Masters in Computer Science, or equivalent professional experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience building cloud services on AWS. Hands-on experience with AWS (S3, SQS, large-scale web services, and serverless applications, API Gateway, Lambda functions, Route53, CloudFront) is a great plus.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • 3+ years’ experience working in teams following Agile methodology
  • Hands-on expertise across disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end software systems and all points in between.
  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
  • Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
  • Experience communicating with users, software development engineering teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features and technical designs.

By submitting your application here, you can apply once to be considered for multiple Software Engineer openings across various Amazon teams. If you are successful in passing through the initial application review and assessment, you will be asked to submit your career and personal preferences so that our dedicated recruiters can match you to the right role based on these preferences.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Expected salary:

Location: Seattle, WA

Job date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:17:08 GMT


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