Experienced Software Engineer

Experienced Software Engineer

Do you want to use your software skills where they will have a real impact on the business’s bottom line and the performance of a global online marketplace?

AbeBooks.com – part of the Amazon.com group of companies– is looking for an experienced engineer with a strong sense of ownership, customer focus, and a passion for designing clean solutions to complex problems. If you are excited about the prospect of leveraging technology to address the technical and analytical challenges of running a large scale global marketplace, with thousands of international sellers listing more than 140 million new, used, rare, and out-of-print books, we’d like to meet you.

This position is based at our headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We also have a European office in Dusseldorf, Germany and from these two locations we run six international web sites: AbeBooks.com, AbeBooks.co.uk, AbeBooks.de, AbeBooks.fr, AbeBooks.it, and IberLibro.com.

As a member of our development team you will build and extend a wide range of systems, from buyer and seller registration, through search and inventory management, to order and payment processing. The diversity of these systems ensures that this position offers a broad and exciting range of technical challenges and opportunities.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

• 3+ years experience developing with Java 5/6, with a solid understanding of OOD/OOP
• 3+ years developing high performance, high availability and scalable applications using technologies such as JMS, Spring, caching tiers, relational databases etc.
• BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• Solid experience of testing and a passion for producing high quality code
• Solid background in algorithms and data structures
• Solid understanding of relational databases and SQL
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team to create exceptional value
• Familiar with Linux (Or Unix) environment
• Able to learn quickly and dive deeply to diagnose the root cause of problems
• Able to develop code independently or as part of a pair programming team

Experience with the following would also be beneficial:

• Ecommerce
• Information retrieval and search
• Maven, Hibernate, JDBCTemplate, Camel, JMX, HTML, AJAX, JavaScript, Tomcat, JUnit
• Service-oriented architectures
• Agile practices and methodologies such as Test Driven Development and Scrum

AbeBooks provides competitive salaries and great benefits. If you enjoy constantly broadening your technical skills, building software that affects users around the world, and working in an environment that thrives on creativity and product innovation, please visit our website (www.abebooks.com/careers) to learn more or apply online.

At AbeBooks, we are passionate about serving our customers, solving hard problems, and creating great products. In order to get a better idea of what makes you awesome, we encourage you to provide short answers to the following optional questions as part of your application:

1) Tell us about the system you are most proud to have worked on (inside or outside of work) and your role in its development.
2) What from your previous experience do you think will allow you to thrive in this role?
3) What has been the best thing you have done for your customers?

We appreciate your interest in AbeBooks!

Date Posted:
Jan 30, 2015 1:06 PM PST
AbeBooks, an Amazon company

AbeBooks, an Amazon company
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

To booklovers around the world, AbeBooks is a great place to buy books. However, we have always been a technology company that helps booksellers and book-buyers. Since 1996, our technology has been helping to revolutionize the book business and that quest goes on. Our technology workers are versatile, quick-thinking and thrive on deadlines. They plan and build systems that will yield long-term... more