· Proficiency with Amazon Web Services or other cloud infrastructure technologies
· 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
· Technical leadership experience.
· Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
· Expects and requires innovation
· Understanding of asynchronous and distributed systems problems
· Understanding of issues around fault tolerance and scale-out
· Experience with NoSQL data stores such as Cassandra, HBase, or DynamoDB
· Experience with a high-volume, highly-available, distributed services in a hosted environment
· Works well in a team environment and be able to effectively drive cross-team solutions that have complex dependencies and requirements