Jr. Software Development Engineer - Sunnyvale

Job Description

Posted on: 
July 15, 2024

Amazon is looking for a highly-motivated Jr. Software Development Engineer (SDE)! Jr. SDEs write real software and collaborate with experienced software engineers who provide guidance and opportunities for ownership on projects that matter to our customers. As a year-round intern, Jr. SDEs become fully integrated into their teams and regularly contribute to impactful deliverables. Your design and code will contribute to solving some of Amazon's most complex technical challenges.


The Jr. SDE role is part of Amazon's Jr Developer Program - a year-round internship opportunity that offers a symbiotic relationship between work and school. Jrs. receive 1:1 mentoring throughout their time in the program, receiving guidance and insight from a full-time Amazonian on their team. Because of the internship's extended tenure, our Jrs. become immersed in an Amazon team and gain real-life technical experience. Flexible part-time schedules during the school year and full-time employment over the summer creates an environment where students can succeed in both their work and their education. Seattle has a growing population of Jrs, allowing for deep connections with fellow students engaged in similar roles.Upon successful completion of the Jr. Developer Program, the opportunity for full-time employment may be available at an Amazon corporate site.

Role Highlights

  • Part-time work during the school year (16 hours/week)
  • Full-time work during the summer (40 hours/week)
  • 1:1 mentoring with an experienced Software Engineer
  • Effective performance management and integrated opportunities for growth

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university Bachelor's or Master's degree program.
  • Majoring in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related STEM field.
  • Graduating between June 2026 and beyond
  • Ability to work year-round until graduation (part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer).
  • Living within commutable distance to Sunnyvale, CA and able to work in-person year-round.
  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, Python, or C++ including object-oriented design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous technical internship(s), if applicable.
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
  • Adept at handling ambiguous or undefined problems as well as ability to think abstractly.

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