Experienced Software Development Engineer

Experienced Software Development Engineer

About Us
AbeBooks, an Amazon company, connects millions of buyers with booksellers from around the world. We provide a marketplace for hundreds of millions of items that includes everything from exquisite manuscripts and long lost books from your childhood, to postcards from Mohandas Gandhi and signed first editions of “A Farewell to Arms”.
About the Role
You will work daily to help customers discover our marketplace and the millions of books available from thousands of booksellers. This is challenging and equally rewarding for a truly global marketplace for rare and collectable books. We feel proud to provide a seamless experience to buyers from over 200 countries purchasing products from sellers representing over 60 countries. Our traffic channels handle millions of page views and process millions of books each day and we are constantly pushing the envelope for scaling our systems and reaching customers through new channels. We like to think we know what we’re doing, and we’re always keen on learning and improving.

As an experienced software engineer, you will have an incredible opportunity to learn, navigate and influence dozens of products that make up the AbeBooks marketplace. You will automate and scale traffic channels that directly contribute to customer experience and have potential for direct impact on the AbeBooks business. You will dive deep into the world of online marketing including search engine optimization/marketing, email, affiliate marketing, and retargeting. You will work side by side your counterparts on the business teams to invent new ways of reaching potential customers. You will work with Amazon teams and Amazon technologies as we take advantage of capabilities of our parent company. Last but not the least, you will be surrounded by smart and approachable colleagues and talented peers, all while living in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.
About You
You’re a seasoned engineer with reach experience in designing, developing, and supporting multiple software intensive systems. We’re looking for full-stack engineers – you will be working with Linux and Bash, AWS, SQL, queues, REST services, Java and Groovy, DropWizard, HTML and JavaScript. You will be successful if you:

• Have a strong sense of ownership and customer focus
• Care about code quality and readability
• Are comfortable working with data structures as much as discussing software development processes with your peers
• Get inspired by collecting product and system metrics, and by proposing improvements
• Persevere when troubleshooting build, deployment or live issues
• Take code review feedback gracefully and provide your feedback with abundance
• Love to see your code deployed, and want to see it happening more often
Why AbeBooks?
AbeBooks offers competitive salaries, a generous benefits package, and a beautiful waterfront office space, as well as bonus perks such as a health and wellness subsidy, fresh fruit, donuts, free drinks and snacks, foosball, ping pong, and pool tables... the list goes on.

What really makes us stand out is the world-class team of people that you get to work with every day. We trust our employees because we only hire the best. We want people who are prepared to challenge the status quo and always raise the bar. And we do all this while having fun and enjoying the tranquility of island life.

Apply today, and learn more about why you should join our award-winning workplace!
The Fine Print
Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field
• At least six years of relevant software engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Java ecosystem
• JavaScript/Front End
• AWS ecosystem
• Devops tools and culture
• Mentoring and leadership

Date Posted:
Apr 13, 2016 9:39 AM PDT
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