• Software Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/5/2018 2:17 PM)
    Job ID
    634108
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    About you
    You’re looking for an opportunity to have world-changing impact at one of the most innovative companies on Earth and want to help solve problems that AWS has never faced before. You’re excited to help design, deliver, and operate 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
    · Work with us to carve sense out of ambiguity
    · Own part 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 have experience working with (or – top of the pile! – on) AWS services
    · You’ve been writing software since you could tie your shoes or > 4 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

    We’d be impressed if
    · Networking is not some kind of mysterious black box labelled “MAGIC” that you assume just works
    · You’ve written service-oriented code and have experience-based operational respect for SOA

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or &gt12 years of experience
    • Strong grasp of Computer Science fundamentals (ex. object-oriented and distributed systems design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis)

    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

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