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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

Job ID 
600468
Location 
US-VA-Herndon
Posted Date 
12/6/2017

Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world!

Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. We need developers who are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems. This team will have the opportunity to work on highly visible projects that directly impact hundreds of other teams at Amazon.

Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. Join a team of super smart, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 1-2+ years professional experience in commercial/large scale system software development and delivery
  • Proven object-oriented design and implementation skills (Ruby, Java, and/or C++), preferably on Linux
  • You have great communication skills. You’re good at finding new and better ways of communicating and sharing your work, and are always fine-tuning your deliverables for maximum impact.
  • You work smart, developing prototypes at the right level of fidelity for each phase of development, from startup through launch and beyond.


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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building new products and services from the ground up.
  • Experience with Java, Ruby and/or Python
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer networking concepts and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet timelines to scope, schedule, and deploy new features
  • Strong communications skills; you will be required to proactively engage fellow Amazonians both inside and outside of your team
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
  • Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines
  • Maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence skills, analytical skills, and leadership skills
  • Expertise in software processes, web services, multi-tiered systems, workflow modeling, systems testing, and enterprise application integration
  • Domain expertise in one or more of the following: security, mobile applications, big data analysis, software testing, user interface design