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Software Development Engineer AWS EC2 EBS

Software Development Engineer AWS EC2 EBS

Job ID 
408718
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
4/20/2017
Company 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

Do you enjoy solving technical problems at large scale using a range of technologies like distributed systems, machine learning, data mining and SOA? Are you interested in solving real world customer problems by providing durable storage "in the cloud"? Elastic Block Store (EBS) delivers high performance virtualized storage as part of Amazon Web Services. As one of the largest block storage services in the world EBS is looking for passionate engineers to design and build fault tolerant, high performance storage systems, resource lifecycle orchestration workflows, a recommendation engine to effectively utilize the EBS fleet, a federated distributed system that improves availability, real-time data analytics systems, large fleet management systems, etc.

As an engineer on the EBS Control Plane you will get the opportunity to architect large-scale distributed systems, improve availability and performance of core service APIs, design distributed data storage technologies, and innovate to increase hardware resource utilization. The ideal candidate would possess analytical, design, problem solving skills and experience in building & operating large scale systems. Your responsibilities will include collaborating with other engineers to build high quality large scale systems and working with senior leaders to define your team's roadmap.You will work closely with a tight, agile team that ships often, iterates quickly and takes pride in the product they deliver. You will be able to see the impact your work has on real customers in the real world in a matter of hours. You will also have the opportunity to work across a range of technologies, from Java-based distributed systems using SQL and NoSQL datastores, to low level high performance storage systems in C/C++, to "big data" real time analytics, to working on consensus protocol implementations.

Consult the following links to find out more about the exciting work being done in Elastic Block Store.


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

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 4+ years relevant work experience
  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design and problem solving
  • Knowledge of at least one additional modern programming language such as C++, C#, or Java


This position requires the applicant selected to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) eligibility and access. A US Government administered polygraph examination will be required. TS/SCI eligibility is not required to start; however, the applicant selected will be subject to a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified national security information. Applicants with a current SSBI, SBPR, or PPR, may be eligible for crossover in accordance with ICPG 704.4.

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Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive.
  • Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems at scale
  • Graduate degree (MS/PhD) a plus.
  • Storage experience and large scale distributed systems is great to have but not a requirement.
  • 5+ years of relevant job experience