• Senior Software Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/5/2018 2:17 PM)
    Job ID
    634104
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    About you
    You’re a seasoned engineer who is looking for an opportunity to have world-changing impact at one of the most innovative companies on Earth. You find the thought of solving problems that AWS has never faced before both daunting and invigorating. You’re excited to own the definition, design, delivery, and operation of a revolutionary new AWS service. You are a strong developer with a background in one or more of distributed systems, Linux systems development, or networking, and are up for rolling the dice on “we actually can’t tell you what this is before you sign up” for the right team and project.

    About us
    We’re a small new team of AWS veterans working on a new service that we actually can’t tell you anything about. For real. Ask us if you like, but we’ll just grin at you. We’re very excited about it, we’ve proved that it can work, but we’ve got a boatload of questions we don’t know how to answer and we need your help to figure everything out and deliver it. We’re pretty sure there are a bunch of questions we haven’t thought to ask yet, too. Maybe you know some of the questions, maybe you know some of the answers, but one way or the other you want to be part of building something historic. This could be it – only one way to find out.

    Some things you’ll do here
    · Independently (but with support, of course) carve sense out of ambiguity
    · Own a significant portion of the architecture, implementation, and operation of a new AWS service
    · Help deliver a delightful product to our customers, iterate on it, rinse and repeat
    · Direct the effort of and mentor more junior developers on the team
    · Dive deep on hard problems and figure out how to solve them
    · Work with our customers, stakeholders, and dependencies to ensure we’re delivering the right thing
    · Communicate well: make complex things understandable, state hard things plainly

    Some things we like about you
    · Your written and spoken English are excellent
    · You’ve been writing software since you could tie your shoes or > 7 years, whichever is longer
    · You are experienced with more than one strongly-typed language and know what a pointer is
    · You are familiar with relational and non-relational datastores and don’t recoil or hiss at either
    · You have experience working with (or – top of the pile! – on) AWS services

    We’d be impressed if
    · You are deeply familiar with one or more virtualization technologies
    · Networking is not some kind of mysterious black box labelled “MAGIC” that you assume just works
    · You’ve built distributed systems and have a healthy level of operational respect for them

    Basic Qualifications



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience

    • 7+ years professional experience in software development

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience leading the design, implementation, and operation of complex / distributed software systems that have been delivered to customers
    • Experience communicating with users and stakeholders to collect requirements, present and review technical designs, and develop product strategy
    • Mentoring / coaching experience
    • SDLC process influence / improvement
    • Hands-on experience with many different technologies
    • Strong grasp of Computer Science fundamentals (ex. object-oriented and distributed systems design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis)
    • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
    • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer--Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

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