Do you enjoy working on distributed systems and solving problems of consensus, consistency, durability and availability? Are you interested in building a large scale distributed system that runs on several thousands of nodes and can be resilient in different situations like infrastructure failures, network partitions, etc to provide a seamless customer experience? We are looking for passionate engineers to help us design and build a highly distributed and federated data store to serve the needs of the largest block storage service in the world - AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS). EBS delivers high performance virtualized storage as part of Amazon Web Services.
If you have ever pondered about CAP theorem or consensus algorithms like Paxos, this is a great opportunity to help build a real-world solution implementing these concepts. The ideal candidate would possess analytical, design, problem solving skills and experience in building & operating large scale systems. Your responsibilities will include developing robust solutions to handle problems at scale.
Consult the following links to find out more about the exciting work being done in Elastic Block Store.
What is EBS and what do we do?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKftR47Ljvw
AWS blog post about larger and faster EBS volumes:https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/now-available-16-tb-and-20000-iops-elastic-block-store-ebs-volumes/
CrowdStrike re:Invent presentation about running Cassandra on EBS:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R-mgOcOSd4
How Amazon Web Services Uses Formal Methods:http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/lamport/tla/formal-methods-amazon.pdf Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.