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Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Job Description

Are you excited to solve world-class problems in cloud computing? Are you passionate about building and owning services with other talented software developers? Are you willing to have fun? If your answers are, "Yes, yes, and YES!", then Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) may be your ideal workplace. EC2 is crucial for Amazon's long-term success as a technology services company. It is the future of Amazon. We are rapidly expanding our team to meet our fast growing needs.

We are seeking a Principal Engineer to define and drive the long term technical vision and direction of the organization.

In this role you will be responsible for designing, building, and operating high performance, highly available distributed services that run at massive scale and power a wide range of critical systems and services. You will need to define the long term technical strategy and direction for the service, and drive improvements in performance and efficiency.

Basic Qualifications

Your responsibilities will include:
- Defining the roadmap and direction of the team.
- Evolving the technical direction of the service.
- Delivering quality features on-time and on-budget and executing against project plans and delivery commitments.
- Career development of engineers on your team.
- Working closely with customers to ensure that the right products are delivered.
- Maintaining current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology, always on a look out for new technologies and work with the team in bringing in new technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
• 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
• Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
• Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
• Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
• Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between