• Senior Software Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/31/2018 2:26 PM)
    Job ID
    604116
  • Job Description

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) Edge Services Team is looking for experienced software engineers to join our development team in beautiful Seattle, WA. We offer comprehensive relocation and benefit packages!

    AWS Edge Services/CloudFront brings the Internet closer to end users, speeding up the user experience. We provide highly available, low-latency, and scalable services: CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN), and this particular position will be focusing on overall latency and throughput improvements for the CDN, Anti-DDoS service protection, global network expansion and scaling of the service as a whole. We believe in simple, reliable, and low cost systems which serve our customers' needs, and we want you to come help us solve the next major challenge!

    We are looking for senior developers who are top notch coders, while seeing the big picture. Team leadership, taking pride in building and maintaining a highly scalable service, and excelling in an agile decvelopment environment are critical as well.

    Here are some reasons you should come work with us:
    • You will provide services that are core to all modern Internet businesses.
    • You will be in charge of the complete software development lifecycle; defining, prioritizing, designing, building, and testing new features.
    • You will operate an AWS business with globally distributed servers and customers.
    • You will own one of the lowest latency and highest throughput services in all of AWS.
    • You will learn what it takes to grow and operate a global business at our scale.
    • You will have the opportunity to make the Internet faster for millions of people and continue making it faster every day.
    • We care about both delighting customers and building high quality software. We don't sacrifice one for the other.
    • You will get to design and build systems that scale to hold millions of records and reply to billions of queries per second.
    • We offer a fast-paced environment with a start-up atmosphere. We ship code every day.

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

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 8+ years of professional software development experience
    • 3+ years of experience development of large-scale, distributed applications
    • 2+ years' experience as the senior engineer on a team with leadership responsibilities
    • Proficiency in, at least, one mainstream programming language such as C, C++, Java, or Python
    • Results-oriented engineer with a delivery focus and able to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills

    • Strong verbal/written communication skills with ability to deliver high quality documents at appropriate level of detail
    • Experience with OO design and common design pattern
    • Familiarity with Linux development environment


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Knowledge and experience using AWS Services
    • Passion for building and operating highly-available services
    • Deep knowledge of Internet protocols such as HTTP, DNS, TCP, and UDP
    • Content Delivery Network (CDN) experience a plus
    • Experience with DDoS mitigation and network engineering
    • Comfortable in fast-paced, start-up like development environments
    • Experience building complex, scalable, and high-performance software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
    • Highly innovative, flexible and self-directed


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