• Sr. Software Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/25/2019 11:01 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 Senior 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

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

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or closely related field

    • 5+ years of professional experience as a Software Development Engineer

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Masters Degree in Computer Science or closely related field

    • Deep knowledge of Internet protocols such as HTTP, DNS, TCP, and UDP

    • Strong programming skills, preferably in C, C++ or Java

    • 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

    • Thorough understanding of web services technologies such as SOAP, HTTP, WSDL, XSD, and REST

    • Familiarity with the Linux development environment

    • 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 in building distributed systems

    • Experience operating large scale systems

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    • Must be a self-starter and motivated
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