• Software Development Engineer

    Company/Location (search) CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/11/2018 4:22 PM)
    Job ID
    689557
    Company
    Amazon Web Services Canada, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Opportunity to create a novel AWS web-service, at the forefront of creating the next major computing platform. CloudFront -- one of the cornerstones of AWS that builds for massive scale and performance -- is looking for exceptional software engineers to be part of a world class team changing the way people develop distributed software applications.

    You should be somebody who is passionate about customers, and running highly available distributed platform on the Internet world. You must enjoy a close-knit team environment of shared responsibility. The ideal candidate will have strong distributed systems experience, application security, and will have developed highly available systems (four nines) over the course of their career.

    As part of the team you will:
    • Green-field opportunity to create a globally distributed computing web-service !
    • Own and build one of the lowest latency and highest throughput services in all of AWS.
    • Be in charge of the complete software development lifecycle; defining, prioritizing, designing, building, and testing new features.
    • Design and build systems that scale to hold millions of records and reply to billions of queries per second.
    • Learn what it takes to grow and operate a global business at our scale.
    • Provide services that are core to all modern Internet businesses.
    The position is based in AWS HQ at Seattle.

    Basic Qualifications

      • Bachelors or advanced degree in Computer Science or closely related field
      • Strong programming skills, preferably in Java, C, C++
      • Familiarity with Internet protocols such as HTTP, DNS, TCP, and UDP
      • Experience in building distributed systems
      • Proficiency with object-oriented design, data structures, and algorithms
      • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
      • Strong debugging, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
      • 5+ years of experience in software engineering
      • Must be a self-starter and motivated

    Preferred Qualifications

      • Thorough understanding of web services technologies such as SOAP, HTTP, WSDL, XSD, and REST
      • Experience with kernel engineering and optimization
      • Familiarity with Linux development environment
      • Experience in TDD techniques & Continuous Integration
      • Work experience delivering one or more V1 products, ideally in a startup or similar setting
      • Experience building large-scale web services backed by cloud services, such as AWS
      • Experience operating large scale systems
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills
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