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Software Development Engineer Intern (2017, 3-6 month paid placement)


Amazon Development Centre (Scotland)

About the Role:
We are looking for outstanding candidates for 3-6 month internships in 2016. Our internships are flexible in length to fit in with your university’s placement scheme. Our interns join agile teams at our development centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. From day one you will be working with experienced engineers, launching and growing new websites and features for Amazon worldwide. Projects here include:

· Dynamic Merchandising - Personalised merchandising for Amazon on web, mobile and devices.
· Dynamic Advertising - Personalised advertising (web, mobile and video) on third-party publisher sites.
· Inherent Relationships - Worldwide media relationship data such as Series, Bibliography, Discography and AutoRip.
· Automated Privacy and Trust - Automating analysis of big data for privacy and trust.
· Amazon Registry Services - Helping customers discover, create and maintain their own websites.
· Amazon Retail Experience - Leveraging retail data to deliver more relevant advertising for customers.
· Automated Talent Sourcing - Using machine learning and NLP to revolutionise recruiting at Amazon.
· Talent Marketplace and Talent Management - Inventing solutions to optimise employee talent across Amazon.
· HR Analytics Data Science Platform - Scalable, global solution to gain insights and improve talent management.

Our work is characterised by high scale, complexity and the need for invention. We offer great opportunities to work on big data, machine learning, natural language processing and high-scale, low-latency distributed systems.

Your team will be involved in every aspect of the business, technology and operations. We use a wide variety of technologies including Java, relational and non-relational data stores, scripting, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. These positions offer exceptional opportunities for you to grow your technical and non-technical skills.

As a new graduate you will go through induction training before joining your team. You will drive your own learning and development with guidance and coaching from your manager, buddy and colleagues around you. Not to mention the excellent long-term development prospects you’d expect from one of the world’s leading online businesses.


On-track for a 2:1 or better degree in Computer Science or in postgraduate study. Applicants from a related discipline who can demonstrate a strong grounding in Computer Science will also be considered.

Essential skills
· Strong object-oriented design and coding skills in Java (or equivalent languages such as C++/C#).
· Strong computer science grounding in a broad range of algorithms and data-structures.
· Strong analytical and excellent problem solving skills.
· Strong written and verbal English communications skills.


Preferred Qualifications
· Scripting languages
· Design and architecture (design patterns, web services)
· Web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, JQuery, Ruby on Rails)

Personal qualities
· Results oriented with a strong customer and business focus
· Ability to communicate and discuss technical topics with both technical and business audiences
· Innovative, flexible and self-directed, while also able to work within a team
· Ability to deal well with ambiguous and undefined problems

We will also make sure you’re well rewarded. We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to join Amazon’s graduate scheme.

To find out more and apply visit and choose “Software Development Engineer Intern”.

Our Deadline is December 16th 2016. We would encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

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