• Senior Software Development Engineer, AWS ElastiCache

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/30/2019 9:21 AM)
    Job ID
    782588
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    ** Are you passionate about building a large-scale, distributed, highly available, and reliable in-memory database? We are building in-memory services, powered by open-source, and optimized for sub millisecond latency at scale. Come and join us to define the future of NoSQL at AWS. **

    As a Sr. Software Engineer in our NoSQL and in-memory computing platform team, you will lead the software development of large-scale, distributed in-memory storage platform with sub-millisecond latency. You will leverage open source technologies like Redis, Memcached, and Amazon proprietary technologies. This includes data plane extremely fast and high throughput development, low level optimizations, asynchronous messaging, event-based technologies, real-time failure detection system, horizontal and vertical scaling, auto-remediation, high availability, fault tolerance, storage technologies, snapshoting, and disaster recovery.

    In this role, you will have oversight of all things technical, own significant portions of the product, and serve as a mentor for other engineers in their areas of work. As the key member of the engineering team, you will have a significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define the product features, drive system architecture, and spearhead best practices. You will work to enable a quality product and set the groundwork for success in the next phase of the product and beyond. A commitment to teamwork, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating a reliable, scalable, and high-performance service requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. You should be someone who enjoys working on complex system software, is customer-centric, and feels strongly about building good software as well as making that software achieve its operational goals.

    Come work with the folks who are not only building a highly-available and scalable in-memory distributed service but also influencing the direction of No SQL systems throughout the industry (read our acclaimed Dynamo paper here: http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/files/amazon-dynamo-sosp2007.pdf).

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



    Basic Qualifications

    • 8+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience
    • Deep hands-on technical expertise in at least two or three major technical areas: large scale systems engineering, building complex distributed systems, low level performance optimization
    • Experience working with lock-free algorithms and data structures
    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in taking a lead role developing complex software systems that have successfully been delivered to customers
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices and mentoring other team members
    • Desire to build services from the ground up
    • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, product strategy and influence outcomes in technical decision-making
    • Experience working with in-memory caching and database technologies, including Memcached and Redis
    • Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
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