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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Software Development
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North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

The AWS Payments Platform provides the back and front-end services that enable AWS customers to purchase AWS services. Our teams tackle challenges at the intersection of unique business problems and massive distributed computing. We take on projects to re-define the financial software industry by continuously raising the bar on customer experience for international customers, payment methods and reconciliation. An improvement in our system can impact every AWS customer.

The AWS Payments Processing team is agile, fast-moving team driving the future of this central piece of AWS’ customer experience. We are looking for a Software Development Engineer (SDE) to shape that future.

In this role, you will participate in all parts of the software development process, from collaborating on design to executing that design in a secure, reliable and scalable way. You will have the opportunity to solve hard computer science problems and help the business every day.

Successful candidates are passionate about translating business goals into high-quality, extensible software solutions. You are passionate about taking initiative, improving customers’ every-day lives, and being a part of high-performing teams. You use excellent development practices, like continuous deployment, to solve technical challenges in system design, distributed computing, algorithms, customer facing web-applications and back-end services

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
• Equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of education
• 4+ years professional experience in software development
• Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
• Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
• Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
• Knowledge of, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, or Perl

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience taking a leading role in 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
• Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
• Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
• Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
• Experience developing in a Linux environment
• Experience with data analysis in large-scale No-SQL environments (ex. Dynamo DB) is a plus.
• Experience with asynchronous communication architectures involving SNS, SQS, etc. is a plus.
• Experience with AWS products like EC2, S3, RDS is a plus.
• Familiarity with payment processing, ledger, or accounting systems

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