Software Development Engineer II, Performance Engineering

1 month ago
Job ID
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Software Development

Job Description

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
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

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
• 5+ 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
• Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or C#

Preferred Qualifications

• 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 to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.

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

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