AWS S3 Software Development Engineer

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Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. Through the use of pioneering techniques in distributed computing, developers can durably store their data on AWS’s proven computing infrastructure to achieve virtually limitless storage capacity at minimal cost. Amazon S3 provides simple APIs that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. While the emerging area of cloud computing has seen tremendous growth over the past few years, we are still in the early stages of realizing its full potential.

The S3 Webserver team owns the run-time system that is responsible for serving the S3 API to customers. This includes the get, put, copy and delete API's as well as the platform in which each API executes after receiving a request from a customer client. We own building core features, data life cycle workflows, versioning, multi-part upload and static website hosting for the S3 webserver. Our systems must be designed to handle wildly varying access patterns and unprecedented load as AWS continues to grow at an incredible rate, driven by usage from customers across 190 countries.

The S3 Webserver team is looking for passionate, experienced software engineers to build the next generation S3 frontend webserver. As a member of the S3 Webserver team, you will have the unique opportunity to both take part in design, development and ownership of entire backend sub-systems that solve hard distributed system problems as well as doing the same for new API's that are used by millions of applications around the world. Join us as we define S3 for customers and significantly drive growth not just for S3, but for the entire AWS ecosystem.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Design, implementation, deployment and maintenance of innovative software solutions to transform service security, durability, availability, performance and cost.
  • Using software engineering best practices to ensure the standard of quality of all team deliverables
  • Writing high quality distributed system software
  • Effectively estimating time to implement design
  • Thinking in terms of architecture as well as code

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related degree, or equivalent experience
  • Track record of successfully launching projects of significant complexity
  • Strong customer focus – understanding of what customers expect from their compute infrastructure and passion for delivering on these problems and satisfying those customers
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • Software development experience with a highly-scalable distributed systems
  • Able to debug, troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues reported by customers

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • Experience with Amazon EC2, S3, or similar elastic computing and storage facilities
  • Deep understanding of scalable computing systems, software architecture, data structures and algorithms
  • Proven track record of designing, building and delivering high quality software on time
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM enterprise-scale software development
  • Strong desire to build, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Possess strong analytical skills, with excellent problem solving abilities in the face of ambiguity
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