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Expires10 days

Software Development Internship

Job description

Whatever your background, if you love seeing your developments help improve real life, if you have a passion for using technology to improve processes, if you enjoy solving operational challenges by creating state of the art systems, and if you’re motivated by results and driven enough to achieve them, Amazon is a great place to be. Because it’s only by coming up with new ideas and challenging the status quo that we can continue to be the most customer-centric company on Earth, we’re all about flexibility: we expect you to adapt to changes quickly and we encourage you to try new things.

Amazon is looking for ambitious and enthusiastic students to join our unique world as interns. An Amazon EU internship will provide you with an unforgettable experience in a fast-paced, dynamic and international environment; it will boost your resume and will provide a superb introduction to our activities.

As an intern in Software Development, you could join one of the following teams: Amazon Logistics, Transportation, Prime Now, Inventory Placement and more.

You will put your analytical and technical skills to the test and roll up your sleeves to complete a project that will contribute to improve the functionality and level of service that teams provides to our customers. This could include:

  • Participating in building the most user-friendly Business Intelligence tools in the industry
  • Taking part in the design of effective services to manage master data maintenance and replication in a distributed system
  • Proposing ideas, participating in designing, implementing and testing solutions to help the business
  • Meeting with the customers to learn about their needs and evaluate the proposed/implemented solution
  • Partnering with the business analysis team to learn about the business-side requirements

Duration: Three to six months.

What we are looking for

We want to hire the world’s brightest minds, and offer them an environment in which they can learn and help improve the experience for our customers.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • You must have the right to work in the country you are applying for.
  • Computer science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Knowledge in two or more programming languages (Ruby on Rails, Java, C#, C++, Python...)
  • You are results-driven with analytical skills and the ability to innovate and simplify current processes and practices.
  • You should have strong decision making skills, that use sound reasoning and when required use consultation to achieve consensus
  • The personal drive and enthusiasm that makes you stand out from the crowd

Preferred requirements

  • Familiar with MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, RedShift
  • Version Control using Git or Mercurial
  • At ease with Linux
  • Experience in testing (Unit, Integration)
  • Agile development methodologies (SCRUM)
  • Hardware architecture (Servers, redundancy, backups, performance analysis)
  • Ability to work successfully in an ambiguous environment, to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workload even when faced with conflicting priorities
  • The ability to develop models and tools through the use of high-level modeling languages
  • Previous work experience – a summer job, internship or full- time role; if it’s an experience in designing optimisation models for inventory, network flows and other characteristics of supply-chain systems (e.g., staff scheduling, vehicle routing, and facility location), accompanied by associated expertise in the use of tools and the latest technology or software development, even better


You are currently working towards a two+ years university degree in computer science or a related field.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

UK wide
Competitive salary

How to apply

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decision based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

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Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 5 February 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

Expires10 days

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