Amazon's Performance Engineering Team is looking for strong senior software developers to design and build systems to support our performance program and drive continuous technology improvement across the company. Your job will be to take Amazon's massive infrastructure, make it run as lean and efficiently as possible, all while enabling the company to stay on the bleeding edge of growth and innovation. You will be focused on defining and building new infrastructure, proposing and evaluating new standards and techniques to improve existing systems, while providing access, learnings and best practices to all development teams. Your work will influence the operation of hundreds of teams and thousands of services.
Our ideal candidate will have experience envisioning and building creative performance improvement solutions, and shifting engineering culture to place a high value on performance optimization. In addition, you will help educate teams on how to incorporate these practices into their daily work. You will partner with both your own team as well as teams across the company, dive deep, and understand how to balance customer obsession, availability, agility, and high performance and cost efficiency within Amazon's unique enterprise service oriented architecture.
You will have the sponsorship you need from the Consumer organization’s top leaders to identify potential performance improvements in all facets of technology including advancing new platforms and optimization approaches, benchmarking cost efficiency of Amazon's latest hardware and services, identifying and driving large categories of optimizations, and simplifying complex architectures to optimize service performance. Among your team’s legacy will be continuous and automatic diagnostic profiling which will drive continuous improvement across all teams.
You will participate in all phases of software development to build services to support our goal. Your systems will drive service and product performance opportunities, from idea generation to scoping, to strategy building and ultimately automation for self-monitoring, self-diagnosing and self-healing solutions. As a successful candidate, you will be a rock-star developer, be data driven, have the ability to creatively deal with ambiguity, and juggle cross-organization complexity. If you are interested in making a huge impact within a massive and rapidly expanding system, come join our team. We’ve been waiting for you!
Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:
• Exhibits excellent judgment
• Hires and develops great people
• Has relentlessly high standards and is never satisfied with the status quo
• Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business or technology
• Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
• Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
• Result oriented
• Thinks big