• Systems Development Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/25/2019 1:47 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Are you a seasoned Python developer, and are you passionate about improving the lives of your fellow developers? As a member of the Artifacts and Languages team, you'll design and develop tools to help Python users within Amazon stay up-to-date with the latest language and library versions. You'll provide guidance to teams that need to migrate away from older Python versions as they approach end-of-life. You'll drive the architecture of tools and libraries that tie Python development into Amazon-specific infrastructure. And you'll propose and develop improvements to the Python language and libraries, to contribute them back to the open source community.

    If you’re a creative thinker and a Python evangelist, and you are excited by the idea of solving hard technical challenges to empower Python developers at Amazon to build great software, fast, come join us!

    Basic Qualifications

    • Proficiency in Python
    • 6+ years professional experience in systems engineering and/or software development
    • Strong understanding of software engineering best practices
    • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
    • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 6+ years of professional software engineering or development experience in Python
    • Master’s Degree in Software Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience
    • A thorough understanding of key differences between Python versions, and of the challenges of upgrading between them
    • A strong understanding of Python application and library performance analysis and optimization
    • An established track record of contributions to open-source Python projects
    • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
    • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Ability and motivation to take a project from requirements and scoping through launch and into maintenance
    • Experience communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and develop and review technical designs
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