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Software Development Engineer II, AWS Payments



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Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA · United States
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024


AWS Payments is the platform responsible for providing payment capabilities to AWS customers that adapt to the diverse type of needs our customers have: from the university student paying with their parents credit cards to the big enterprise who want payment flexibility, grouping and automation. Our platform covers: scheduling payments, scheduling retries, launching new payment methods, support for partial payments and payment plans, non-payment suspension, non-payment restrictions, cash application & balance tracking, among others.

We build our systems on AWS Services, including Lambda, Step Functions, SQS, SNS, DynamoDB, S3, Event Bridge, AppConfig and API Gateway. We are moving to an Event Driven Architecture to improve scalability and speed across new regions and markets to think globally and act locally in delivering the best customer experience in any region.

Our team is looking for software development engineers with a strong sense of ownership and passion for delivering creative solutions for complex problems at "Amazon Scale". You will design highly scalable systems, develop distributed services, and build solid platform solutions based on real-time customer data and demanding service-level agreements. You will collaborate with some of the best engineers in the industry and work on some of the most complex challenges in large-scale computing.

Work/Life Balance:
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe in striking the right balance between your personal and professional lives. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth:
Our team is dedicated to support new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Key job responsibilities
The role requires you to lead and deliver features to AWS customers while following design and software development best practices. Some of the key responsibilities are:

* You are a significant contributor to the full software development lifecycle, including scoping, design, code, testing, deployment, and maintenance of the team's software.
* You work with customers, stakeholders, and peers to understand the business and customer value of your team’s software in order to ensure you deliver the right solutions.
* You work on difficult problems with visible risks or roadblocks. You bring clarity to problems and identify simple designs for solutions.
* You demonstrate operational excellence in all of your work.
* You mentor and help to develop others.

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

New York, NY, USA | Seattle, WA, USA


- 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 1+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- Experience programming with at least one software programming language


- 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
- Knowledge of professional software engineering & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, software architectures, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing, and operational excellence
- Experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
- Experience programming with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $115,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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