Software Development Engineer II


On Site
USD 153,000.00 - 174,000.00 per year
Full Time


Google Cloud
Software development
Amazon S3
Computer science
Data structure
Software architecture
Relational databases
Analytical skill
Problem solving
IT management
Spring Framework
Frontend Development
Amazon Web Services
Amazon SQS
Amazon DynamoDB
User experience
Cloud computing
Microsoft Azure
Continuous integration
Continuous delivery

Job Details

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At Zappos, we look for people who will show up as their whole self because we value diversity and inclusion, as well as people who enjoy fun and maybe even a little weirdness. So be sure to check on whether you're aligned with our company values and culture. If you think you can see yourself delivering WOW as a member of the Zappos family, then check out the job description below!

Company Culture is at Our Core

Our 10 Core Values are more than just words, they're a way of life. We know that companies with a strong culture & a higher purpose perform better in the long run.
Do our values speak to you?

1. Deliver WOW Through Service
2. Embrace and Drive Change
3. Create Fun and A Little Weirdness
4. Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded
5. Pursue Growth and Learning
6. Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication
7. Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
8. Do More With Less
9. Be Passionate and Determined
10. Be Humble

Company Perks: Quick Reference
  • Zappos pays 100% of every employee's medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Zappos pays 100% of 12 therapy, mental health, or coaching session annually.
  • A multitude of benefits and incentives to stay mentally and physically healthy and fit.
  • Meaningful assistance programs like professional development, mentoring, and 401k with employer contribution.
  • Paid time off for life, vacations, staycations, and rest.
  • A generous Zapponian discount program.
  • Make an impact through volunteer adventures and other community programs.
  • Want to have some fun, too? Yes, please! Enjoy team building, family spirit, and plenty of room to recharge!

Zapponian [noun| employee of Zappos]. You are self-motivated. You think like an entrepreneur, constantly innovating and driving positive change, but more importantly, you consistently deliver mind-boggling results.

Bold [adjective| not afraid of anything]. A role at Zappos is an opportunity to be a part of something different. To go bold. We're a company that isn't afraid to take risks and question the status quo. Oh yeah, we like to have fun too.

Perks [noun| the good stuff you get for working hard]. Zappos pays 100% of your medical, dental and vision premiums. Primary care visits, dental exams, eye exams and generic prescriptions are all free. Plus matching 401k, life coaches, orthodontic benefits, and more. And don't forget, an unlimited 40% discount.

1990s [noun| a decade we love, but no longer live in]. Old school cover letters are so 1990. Want to show us who you really are? Create a video cover letter. A flash mob, a comedic monologue... whatever showcases your passion for Zappos and the work you'd be doing! Videos are not required, but if you create it, we'll watch it.

Scout [noun| you're a recruiter, too]. As a Zapponian, we'll ask that you always keep your eye out for great talent to join our family. Consider yourself an extension of the recruiting team, scouting for the best people to grow our company.


The Software Development Engineer II will participate in all phases of software development to build services to support the goals of the organization. This position will be responsible for driving service and product performance opportunities, from idea generation to scoping to strategy building, and ultimately automation for self-monitoring, self diagnosing, and self-healing solutions. Additionally, they will creatively deal with ambiguity and juggle cross-organization complexity.

  • Effectively develop and maintain Java based applications utilizing AWS based services (ECS/SQS/S3/DynamoDB).
  • Partner with other engineers, product managers and UX designers to ensure optimal customer experiences.
  • Mentor junior developers by providing meaningful feedback and raise the bar on coding standards.
  • Help drive the architecture and technology choices that enable an elegant and practical code.
  • Work backwards from customer problems, figure out solutions, and implement them for speed and scalability.

  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in software development.
  • Solid computer science fundamentals (theory, data structures, algorithms).
  • Deep understanding of scalable computing systems, software architecture, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Strong skills in one modern programming language such as C#, Java, or Ruby.
  • Experience with relational and/or non-relational databases.
  • Proven track record of successfully design, build, deliver and troubleshooting complex service-oriented systems.
  • Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders across all levels of the organization.
  • Passion for technical leadership and mentoring.

  • College degree in a related field of study.
  • A deep understanding of Java 8+ and experience with the Spring Framework.
  • Experience with AWS technologies including DynamoDB, ECS, SQS, SNS, S3 or other Cloud based providers (Google Cloud Platform, Azure).
  • Experience with CI/CD automation.
  • Frontend development skills.
  • Experience with NextJs/React/Svelte.
  • You have strong opinions, a desire to teach others, and a strong inclination to learn.

This role is open to candidates physically located in the following metropolitan statistical areas: Austin, TX; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; and Seattle, WA. Candidates who are not physically located in one of these areas may not be considered for this role.

The base pay range for this position is $153,000-174,000 per year ; however,

base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition, a full range of medical and other benefits is offered.

The Fine Print

The Zappos Family of Companies is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, veteran status, disability, history of disability or perceived disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may email us at or call us at 1..

To all recruitment agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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