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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Job Description has been rated one of the most admired companies in the US, #1 most innovative, and # 1 in Customer Service. Amazon’s technology business has a history and tradition of leading the world in Web-related technologies and services. Now, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) you have the chance to help individuals and businesses take their computing infrastructures and applications into “the Cloud”. As a member of the team building out a new AWS product, you will be at the forefront of Cloud technologies with interactions across the full breadth of AWS services. You will be surrounded by people that are smart and passionate about cloud computing.

You will need to love data and cloud computing infrastructure, and will be building intelligent software that leverages many internal tools. These systems will provide recommendations to expert AWS users who are hungry for deep insights into cost optimization, performance, security, and fault tolerance. This means you will become an AWS expert who works with a variety of teams to understand how all the pieces of AWS systems come together.

You should be somebody that is passionate about solving customers’ problems; you should be technically strong software engineer who can lead and guide a team in tackling the hardest technical challenges, who excels working in an agile environment and collaborating with some of the smartest people in the industry, who gets excited about owning critical infrastructure services that serve global customers every second of the day! You must enjoy a close-knit team environment of shared responsibility and ownership.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or advanced Degree in Computer Science or closely related field
  • 4+ years professional experience in software development
  • Experience in building complex features that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project.
  • Proficiency with one of the modern programming languages such as C, C++, Java or C#
  • Strong debugging, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency with Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design and analysis

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing distributed systems and web services
  • Familiarity with Linux development environment
  • Familiarity with reporting and analytics is useful
  • Familiarity with AWS services is a plus
  • Expert skill in one modern programming language such as JAVA, C, C++, C#
  • Experience with systems and software architecture
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
  • 4+ years’ experience as a lead developer on at least one project
  • 4+ years’ experience mentoring and coaching others
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to propose and evolve designs with Principal and Distinguished Engineers
  • Can deal well with ambiguous, undefined problems; ability to think abstractly and turn abstractions into results