Software Development Engineer II, EngageTech


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


Amazon Web Services
Software development
Design architecture
Knowledge sharing
Automated testing
Software engineering
Emerging technologies
Computer science
Data structure
Dependency injection
Amazon EC2
Amazon S3
Design patterns
Problem solving
Frontend Development
Spring Framework
User experience
Cloud computing
Spring MVC
Google Guice
Amazon RDS
Amazon SQS
Amazon DynamoDB

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.


Zappos is looking for a highly-skilled and experienced Software Development Engineer II to help drive technical decisions and implementations for our EngageTech Engineering Team. You will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and maintaining our software solutions. Your deep expertise in Java technologies and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be instrumental in driving the success of our projects.

  • Design, develop, and implement complex software applications using Java, with focus on Spring and related frameworks.
  • Collaborate closely with engineers, product managers, cross-functional, and UX teams to gather requirements, design architecture, and deliver high-quality software solutions that meet business needs.
  • Mentor junior developers by fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and growth.
  • Utilize your extensive experience in AWS services to architect, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable cloud-based solutions.
  • Optimize application performance, identify bottlenecks, and propose and implement effective solutions.
  • Ensure code quality through code reviews, automated testing, and best practices in software engineering.
  • Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to continuously enhance the development process and architecture.

  • At least six (6) years of experience as a Java Engineer, with a strong track record of developing and delivering enterprise-grade applications.
  • Solid computer science fundamentals (theory, data structures, algorithms).
  • Expertise in dependency injection, including SpringMVC, Spring Boot, or Guice.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS services, such as EC2, S3, Lambda, RDS, SQS, SNS, CloudFormation, DynamoDB, and RDS.
  • Proven track record of successfully design, build, deliver and troubleshooting complex service-oriented systems.
  • Solid understanding of software development principles, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • College degree in an applicable field of study.
  • AWS certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Developer).
  • Frontend development skills. Experience with NextJs/React.
  • 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

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