• Sr. Software Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 hours ago(1/21/2019 8:46 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Do you enjoy watching the latest movies, television shows, or sporting events on your computer, tablet or smartphone? Do you hate waiting for your pages to load or your show to re-buffer? Do you want to contribute to systems that deliver a flawless experience in serving video from the edge? Good - us too.

    AWS Cloudfront is looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer to join our team in beautiful Seattle, WA. We offer comprehensive relocation and benefit packages.

    At AWS Cloudfront, working on systems with global scale is a daily part of the job. We solve hard problems. We build reliable, scalable, low-cost systems that serve our ever-growing customer base. We are constantly shipping features that drive innovation in the CDN market. We deliver an elegant geo-distributed platform to serve not only video from the edge, but a wide variety of use cases.

    • Are a fast-growing, agile and collaborative group of technologists from diverse backgrounds
    • Are inventors and owners, building new technologies and improving existing ones
    • Obsess over our customer’s needs and experience
    • Enjoy the prototyping and tinkering stages, as well as the rigor of making solutions production-ready

    • Enjoy seeing the impact your work has on real customers
    • Are comfortable in an agile environment and understand the importance of working/developing iteratively
    • Enjoy being part of a strong team of technologists and collaborating with them to build BIG things
    • Take ownership and do what it takes to get the job done
    • Want to create services at a massive scale used by millions of people
    • Are naturally curious about how systems operate at scale and think of ways to constantly improve those systems
    • Learn from others and help grow those in your team to achieve their best

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelors or advanced degree in Computer Science or closely related field
    • 7+ years of experience managing engineers and/or engineering managers
    • 7+ years of experience driving new feature prioritization, development, and delivery
    • 5+ years of experience engineering distributed systems
    • 3+ years of experience writing and defending business plans/justifications

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Deep knowledge of Internet protocols such as HTTP, DNS, TCP, and UDP
    • Thorough understanding of web services technologies such as SOAP, HTTP, WSDL, XSD, and REST
    • Familiarity with Linux development environment
    • Strong object oriented programming skills, preferably in Java and/or C++
    • Experience in TDD techniques & Continuous Integration
    • Work experience delivering one or more V1 products, ideally in a startup or similar setting
    • Experience building large-scale web services backed by cloud services, such as AWS
    • Experience establishing and evolving engineering development processes
    • Proficiency with object-oriented design, data structures, and algorithms
    • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
    • Strong debugging, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
    • Computer Science fundamentals and technical architecture and design skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience operating large scale systems
    • Must be a self-starter and motivated

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.
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