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Senior Software Engineer, AWS QuickSight

Senior Software Engineer, AWS QuickSight

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Do you like building software from ground up? Do you want to revolutionize the way people manage, visualize and interact with large amounts of data?

Come and join the AWS Database Services and Analytics team – the creators of Amazon QuickSight, Aurora, DynamoDB, Redshift, and Relational Database (RDS) services. We are always building something new and improving something we have built. Most recently, we launched Amazon QuickSight, a very fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy for everyone – regardless of their technical skill – to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis and quickly get business insights from their data. As more data is being generated in the cloud and tens of thousands of customers migrating their on-premises data into the AWS cloud, Amazon QuickSight is positioned to change the business analytics. Regardless of whether the data is in Files (desktop or S3), SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MariaDB), AWS data stores (Athena, RDS, RedShift, Aurora), or SaaS business applications (Salesforce), Amazon QuickSight makes it easy for our customers analyze and get insights instantly. Our mission is to devise new, innovative ways to simplify data management and analysis and get insights fast, and let our customers focus more on running their business using those insights, and not worry about infrastructure management.

In Amazon Web Services (AWS), our mission is to provide customers with best in class data services in the cloud to store, query and analyze the enormous data sets that their businesses generate. We build distributed storage, index and query systems that are scalable, fault-tolerant, low cost, and easy to manage and use. These are exciting times in our space – we are growing fast, but still at an early stage and working on ambitious new initiatives where an engineer at any level can have significant technical and business impact. Our team pioneered Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Redshift. Each service changed the course of database history by bringing new and innovative features to our customers. You can read about how DynamoDB is the fastest growing service in AWS history at And how Redshift is changing the course DW history here

  • Translate functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture/design/working software solutions.
  • Code and test system components; participate in code and design reviews.
  • Demonstrate ownership of end-to-end code quality, system tests, functional tests, and integration.
  • Partner/Collaborate across teams/roles to deliver results.
  • Be responsible for overall system architecture, scalability, reliability, and performance.
  • Mentor other engineers, define the technical culture, and help grow the team.

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years’ experience writing large scale systems in a combination of C/C++ or Java and be familiar with software development under UNIX/Linux.
  • Candidates must have a strong computer science background. A Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Solid communication skills and ability to work well in a team are critical.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience delivering and operating large scale, highly available distributed systems.
    • Experience with database systems, query optimization, and storage systems.
    • Experience with large-scale data analytics and data warehousing.
    • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, OS and distributed systems.
    • Understanding of system performance and scaling.
    • Possess excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities, and proven design skills.
    • Masters or PhD in Computer Science a plus