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Sr Software Dev Engineer - AWS Glacier, Cold Storage

Sr Software Dev Engineer - AWS Glacier, Cold Storage

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The vast majority of data in the world is cold -- it must be durably and securely retained for long periods of time, but is rarely ever accessed. Conventional storage systems are a poor fit for this domain as they are typically optimized for speed rather than space and cost. Amazon Glacier, Amazon Web Service’s recently launched storage service, has been designed from the ground up to provide extremely secure, durable and scalable cold data storage at an extremely low cost. This unique set of constraints leads us to fascinating scaling and algorithmic problems that have never been tacked at our scale. In order to meet our vigorous cost goals, we have a constant need to drive fundamentally new storage technologies in the industry and come up with innovative ways to further optimize costs. We are beginning to work on the next set of major architectural enhancements to the service and are searching for a great senior engineer to join our growing team and our rapidly growing service.

As a developer on our team, you'll have the opportunity to lead the design and implementation of a distributed storage service that operates at extreme scale. Your design and development work would range from distributed system service development in Java, to low level systems coding that interfaces directly with hardware. You'll operate on the bleeding edge of innovations in the storage field, and will need to solve challenging fundamental computer science problems.

We are looking for a senior engineer who is keen to lead, invent in this space, and build what could easily become the largest data storage service on the planet.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • 7+ years development experience with Java and/or C++ or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion for building highly scalable systems in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Understanding of fault tolerant infrastructure software or distributed systems.
  • Unix or Linux platform programming experience.
  • Strong network programming knowledge.
  • Sharp analytical abilities, design skills, excellent communication skills.
  • A strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field a plus.
  • Experience effectively mentoring junior engineers and in leading complex technical deliverables.

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