Software Development Engineer, IMDb

  • Amazon,
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 5 hours ago
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Job summary
Do you love building solutions used by millions of people every day? Do you have a passion for movies and TV? If so, come join IMDb! With over 250 million monthly users, IMDb is the worlds' most authoritative source for movies, TV, and celebrities. We sit at the unique intersection of entertainment, media, and technology, inside the world's most innovative and customer-centric company - IMDb employees enjoy all the benefits and resources of Amazon along with the autonomy and impact of a small, nimble team.

We are looking for a passionate Software Development Engineer to join our new Growth Tech team. Our mission is to combine creativity and data insights to bring entertainment fans closer to what they love. This is an exciting and highly visible opportunity to help grow IMDb's worldwide customer base by providing personalized, locally relevant experiences, focused on enriching the lives of entertainment fans. Our deliverables will directly increase value at each phase of the customer lifecycle from initial on-boarding to long-term retention and engagement.

You will work closely with IMDb's editorial, marketing, social, and engineering teams to implement new features and enhance existing services. Using data and direct customer feedback, you will own one or more key initiatives to help grow and retain our customer base. As an early member of the Growth Tech team, you will have the freedom to greatly influence the architecture and development of complex solutions in all areas of the stack including web UI, web services, messaging, data systems, machine learning, and IMDb's cutting-edge federated GraphQL implementation.

We value your life away from work. You can expect a culture of ambitious but achievable product development, built in short iterations with lots of experimentation. We celebrate team and personal milestones, and value balanced lifestyles that enable us to be refreshed and productive each day. Best of all, we share a passion for entertainment; we meet regularly with our founder and colleagues to discuss current films, shows, and events.

This position can be based in Los Angeles or remote.


  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Java, JavaScript/TypeScript, or C#
  • Experience with AWS technologies such as CloudFront, ALB, WAF, Lambda, Elasticsearch and CDK
  • Experience working with GraphQL, NextJS and React
  • Design and development of high-volume multi-tiered distributed software applications
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Passion for movies, TV and entertainment


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Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that change lives. We embrace new ways of doing things, make decisions quickly, and are not afraid to fail. We have the scope and capabilities of a large company, and the spirit and heart of a small one. Together, Amazonians research and develop new technologies from Amazon Web Services to Alexa on behalf of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Our mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Our actions, goals, projects, programs, and inventions begin and end with the customer top of mind. You'll also hear us say that at Amazon, it's always "Day 1." What do we mean? That our approach remains the same as it was on Amazon's very first day - to make smart, fast decisions, stay nimble, invent, and focus on delighting our customers.

Dice Id : amazon15
Position Id : 2010316
Originally Posted : 6 months ago

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