Software Development Engineer - IMDb, AdTech

  • Amazon,
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 3 hours ago
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Job Description


Job summary

IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. The IMDb consumer site ( is the #1 movie website in the world with a combined web and mobile audience of more than 250 million unique monthly visitors. At IMDb, you'll be joining a team of seasoned leaders who value execution and decision making at the speed of startups, but with the backing and resources of Amazon.

You will be given an opportunity to own and drive initiatives through the entire software stack -- from customer facing features and data innovations to cross-team collaboration on advertising platform services. You will be an engineer building features that drive revenue to the #1 entertainment site in the world. You love challenging problems, collaborating with stakeholder teams, defining roadmaps, design creative technical solutions, and mentoring more junior engineers.

Impact: As a software development engineer, you will own one or more key initiatives in IMDb Advertising and have the freedom to drive the architecture and development of complex advertising products collaborating across IMDb consumer, app, and the entire vertical of Amazon Advertising Platform teams. You influence strategic changes in the Amazon Advertising Platform that will benefit both IMDb and other third-party publishers thus feeding the Amazon flywheel.
We solve advertising problems across diverse international regions and build solutions of massive scale across desktop and mobile platforms. We support a culture of innovation through experimentation and directly partner with Sales and Marketing to build successful products for our business that our customers love. We have high technical standards and support you to lead the team to reach for new engineering excellence leveraging internal Amazon technologies as well as AWS services like EC2 and Lambda. You will set the standard for engineering, testing, and operational excellence, drive best practices across organization.

IMDb employees enjoy the benefits of working for Amazon with the autonomy of working on a small, nimble team.


Key job responsibilities
* Maintain and develop advertising services and related features for IMDb
* Innovate on improving ad targeting capabilities and collaborate with other teams inside IMDb and Amazon to bring your vision to life

About the team
The IMDb AdTech team is a friendly, highly collaborative group of engineers that loves delivering innovative software solutions for our advertisers and consumer customers. We are supported by the best Product Managers, Ad Operations team, and Sales teams in the business. Together we set lofty goals and have fun achieving them and seeing our business grow.


  • 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.


  • Metrics, analysis, and software profiling
  • Strong object-oriented design skills with understanding of common design paradigms
  • Solid UNIX or Linux experience
  • Good understanding of distributed systems
  • Experience writing unit and system level tests using dependency injection frameworks and object mocking
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple external dependent teams to design complex solutions
  • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team
  • Attention to details coupled with ability to think abstractly
  • Experience innovating software solutions with new technology
  • Prior leadership experience, mentoring and guiding junior team members through design review and code review
  • Experience with front end technology (React/HTML/CSS/JavaScript) and mobile app (iOS/Android) development
  • Experience in the advertising, algorithmic search, or bioinformatics industries
  • Delivered a low-latency, consumer-internet-scale web services operating in a 24x7 environment
  • Delivered ad targeting and serving infrastructure

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Company Information

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 : 2122564
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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