Software Developer with Amazon AWS - Metro DC area

US-VA-Herndon
7 months ago
Job ID
507242
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Software Development

Job Description

Do you like helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping these groups understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to launch a project on a trajectory to success?

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by Amazon Web Services. We operate in over 50 locations worldwide and provide advanced functionality such as latency-based routing (LBR), Private DNS, Geo DNS routing, DNS failover, and integration with a plethora of AWS services. On top of that, we offer fast change propagation with a 100% availability SLA. Our service is quickly growing and we're expanding in multiple directions: adding new features and functionality to our DNS services, better traffic management, new AWS integrations, improving our health check capabilities, and expanding with new services in the naming and routing space.

We work on deep, technical problems that span a variety of core topics in computer science ranging from databases to networking to distributed systems to numerical analysis to security. We are looking for a developer who will lead the team and who feels strongly not only about building good software but also about running that software in the real world.

You'll have the opportunity to help AWS build the platform that will set the standard for cloud computing. On the Route 53 team, you will have to make tough prioritization decisions, iterate and innovate relentlessly, and think through large-scale globally distributed systems problems. You will have to think about how to provide advanced functionality while maintaining a 100% availability guarantee. You will be in charge of the complete software development lifecycle: defining, prioritizing, designing, building, and testing new features.

Basic Qualifications

This position requires that applicant selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain a TS/SCI US Government clearance with polygraph. 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience (or more for Senior Developers) developing software in two or more of the following languages: C, C++, Java, Scala, Ruby, and/or Python
  • 3+ years experience running services on Linux/UNIX

Preferred Qualifications


  • Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science
  • 7+ years experience (or more for Senior Developers) developing software in two or more of the following languages: C, C++, Java, Scala, Ruby, and/or Python
  • 3+ years experience running services on Linux
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Strong distributed systems and web services design and implementation experience.
  • Experience implementing servers in a Linux environment

On Call:


  • Must be able to work in a team on call rotation, with ability to drive into workplace for critical events/needs (if needed).


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*Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (korkowsk@amazon.com) if you have questions.

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


**For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit http://aws.amazon.com.**


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