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Senior Software Development Engineer - Performance Engineering

Senior Software Development Engineer - Performance Engineering

Job ID 
592339
Location 
US-CA-San Francisco
Posted Date 
11/15/2017

Job Description

This new projects team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to build a foundation for a new family of products from the ground up. You'll be part of a world-class team in a fast-paced environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up. This is an opportunity to operate and engineer systems on a massive scale, and to gain top-notch experience in cloud computing. You'll be surrounded by people who are wickedly smart and passionate about AWS Technology and our product.

This position focuses on performance engineering. The candidate should understand the general concept of performance measurement and improvement, particularly in latency and interactive software. We will need good understanding on on performance architecture, strong skills in constructing micro-benchmarks to isolate bottleneck, and the ability to prototype to prove the improvement concepts.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Basic Qualifications

  • 4-year degree on technical fields. Computer Science major preferred.
  • 10+ years professional experience in software development
  • Deep understanding of scalable computing systems, software architecture, data structures and algorithms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Amazon Web Services or other cloud infrastructure technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to invent and simplify
  • Track record on front- and back-end internet facing development.
  • Strong understanding of system and application performance characteristics.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills