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Senior Software Development Engineer - Embedded

Senior Software Development Engineer - Embedded

Job ID 
466243
Location 
US-CA-Cupertino
Posted Date 
2/21/2017

Job Description

The AWSHardware Engineering team creates server designs for Amazon’s innovative web services. Our designs are industry-leading in frugality and operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and the more than one million customers who use AWS today. Our engineers solve challenging technology problems, and build architecturally sound, high-quality components to enable AWS to realize critical business strategies.

The ideal candidate for this role will be an innovative self-starter. You will be a software expert with deep knowledge in embedded Linux. You will gain a strong understanding of our server management stack, and analyze it in its current and future context. You will use comprehensive knowledge of the system in your projects to find the best solutions to multi-factor problems. You will work with engineers across the company as well as external companies and lead development efforts. You will collaborate with internal and external development engineers (architecture, hardware, validation, software services). AWS Engineers are shaping the way people use computers and designing the future of cloud computing technology – come help us make history!

What you will do
You will be a member of a team designing AWS-specific hardware and software. You will be a part of the development effort from conception through production. You will explore emerging technologies and their impact on AWS. You will work closely with the AWS engineering teams to tailor devices for the AWS environment.

Why it matters
Public cloud IT services represent the majority of growth in the overall IT services market and will continue to do so for several years to come. The scale of AWS, combined with an understanding of how our software and hardware is used, creates a unique opportunity for component customizations that will directly benefit our customers.

Why you will love it
You will work with engineers across the company to build software for the next-generation platform. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver improvements for our developers. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team. You will have ownership for the implementation of your work. You will see direct product improvements based on the results of your work.

Basic Qualifications

  • Graduate degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years’ experience in software development as an engineer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collaborate
  • Experience with software development in C / C++
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages like Python, Shell, Make

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of ARM and Intel architecture
  • Understanding of server platform design and architecture
  • Understanding of server manageability (BMC, IPMI) or server BIOS sub-system
  • Experience with development for Linux platforms
  • Experience with software development for embedded platforms


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