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Senior Software Development Engineer - AWS Database Services

Senior Software Development Engineer - AWS Database Services

Job ID 
650723
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
4/12/2018

Job Description

Do you have a passion for solving complex problems? Do you want to be involved in the future of cloud computing?

The AWS Database Services team is looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer who is passionate about building new products and services using cutting edge technologies. You would be a core part of defining the technical direction and culture of the team. This is a great opportunity for you to interact directly with customers and influence definition and design from scratch.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced software development engineer who is excited to work on cloud scale software and architectures and has a proven track record of delivering outstanding products at scale. We are looking for software engineers who have worked with the latest technologies such as machine learning, distributed systems, cryptography, containers, distributed datastores, and scale-out processing frameworks.

Your responsibilities will include:
- Own the software development process end-to-end, including working with stakeholders to determine requirements, designing, architecting, planning, implementing, testing, and operating new systems and features
- Bring a deep understanding of software development in a team, software development methodologies and scheduling, a track record of shipping software on time and services development to this high-accountability role
- Actively participate in hiring talented people and assist in the career development of others both on and outside your team, mentoring individuals and helping other managers guide the career growth of their team members
- Play a critical role in developing the broad plan for the business, working closely with senior executives to develop business targets and resource requirements. Help form long-term technical and business strategy and goals
- Have experience operating services to deliver both high quality and high availability
- Possess strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate proven technical leadership
- Possess strong analytical skills with excellent problem-solving abilities
- Have experience with distributed systems, and experience building data processing solutions is a plus
- Engaging with and contributing to relevant open source projects

We are building new AWS services and features from the ground up, offering a unique opportunity for engineers who want to help define, design, build, and operate cloud services that are changing the world and enabling our customers. Additionally, you will get to collaborate with some of the best and brightest minds in the industry and join a fast-paced and growing team in one of the most innovative technology companies. Come join us to Work Hard, Have Fun, and Make History!

Basic Qualifications

- Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 5+ years of experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 7+ years of experience in software development, including design, implementation, debugging, and support
- Very strong Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis
- Strong proficiency in developing objected-oriented software, with deep experience in one or more relevant languages (Java, C, C++, C#)
- Proven track record of delivering high quality software on time
- Possesses strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities in the face of ambiguity

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience designing and building highly-scaled distributed systems and web services
- Thorough understanding of parallel algorithms, concurrency, asynchronous architectures
- Experience working in an agile software development organization
- Experience building with SOA using Java on Linux
- Proven ability to effectively drive cross-team solutions that may have complex dependencies
- Experience in enterprise software or cloud services
- Masters in Computer Science with emphasis on distributed systems