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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services (EC2 Networking) is expanding our presence within the Herndon, VA area! We currently have mid to senior (lead) level development positions open.

AWS is the fastest growing division within Amazon. Help us revolutionize the Cloud!
At Amazon Web Services, we like to “work backwards”: start by understanding what customers need and using that to guide our software engineering. We’re looking for a senior software engineer who is experienced in listening to customers, synthesizing their needs, and rapidly iterating our services to quickly put features into customers’ hands. Our best ideas become even better when we get feedback from real customer use. The sooner we can get that feedback, the more quickly we can grow.
This position will be part of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Networking team in the Herndon, VA office. The team is responsible for a variety of networking products that help ensure EC2 customers have a great experience. Our problem spaces range from kernel development to big data, and everything in between. We want someone who’s enthusiastic about the potential of cloud computing and about building simple, robust customer-centric software services. The ideal candidate will have passion and talent for solving complex problems of scalability and availability in massively distributed systems.
Amazon has a fast-paced environment where we “Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History.” On a “typical” day, software engineers might whip up a prototype to prove or disprove an idea, instrument code to report a new metric, talk with customers, code up a feature, or draft a proposal for a radical new idea.
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Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 5+ years experience developing software in modern programming languages, such as Java, Scala, Ruby, and/or Python
  • 5+ years experience running services on Linux

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science
  • Deep experience with core Internet networking technologies
  • Deep experience building and deploying horizontally-scalable distributed systems
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate business and technical ideas to varied audiences including customers, peer engineers, and senior leadership
  • Strong ownership, urgency, and drive to launch services
For detailed info regarding the products that EC2 Networking (Herndon, VA) is working on please view:
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