Senior Software Development Engineer

US-MA-Cambridge
2 months ago
Job ID
519936
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Software Development

Job Description

As a Principal Software Engineer in this office, you will design and build services and features that allow customers to create cloud storage solutions that are secure, reliable, completely elastic, and can grow to petabyte-scale. Delivering reliable and high-performance services and features at AWS scale requires engineers with extraordinary technical expertise and boundless creativity. At Amazon, engineers will interact with customers, understand our business goals, and innovate rapidly, delivering high-quality and ground-breaking functionality.

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) https://aws.amazon.com/efs/ is a new massively distributed storage service built in Cambridge, MA and launched in 2016. It’s a fully managed service that makes it easy to set up and scale shared file storage in the AWS Cloud. Amazon EFS is designed for a wide variety of use cases: data analytics, video rendering, genomics analysis, web serving, content management, and home directories, to name a few.

What does it take to thrive as a Principal Software Developer on EFS? You need to be creative, responsible, and curious while leading the team to move quickly in turning code into customer solutions. You’re excited about designing and implementing solutions that scale while also engaging individual customers in understanding their applications. You’re able to think about business opportunities, operational issues, and architectural diagrams in the course of a single conversation. You’re looking for a team of bright, capable engineers to work with in implementing your vision and you want to both teach and learn from other developers around you.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years professional experience in commercial or web-scale system software development and delivery
  • Expert skill in a modern programming language such as C, C++, Java, or Python
  • Understanding of operating system fundamentals (Linux or Windows)
  • Deep understanding of scalable computing systems, software architecture, data structures, and algorithms
  • Proficiency in network, distributed, asynchronous, and concurrent programming
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle
  • Passion for technical leadership and mentoring
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem solving abilities

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM enterprise-scale software development
  • Experience developing storage software with knowledge of storage protocols and file system architecture
  • Understanding of storage performance challenges and their solutions
  • Familiar with building secure software using modern security principles
  • Experience in optimizing Linux kernel performance
  • Understanding of network protocols like TCP/IP, UDP, HTTPS, DHCP, and DNS
  • Experience building and operating scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems
  • Experience with file system protocols such as NFS or SMB/CIFS
  • Application of formal proof and verification techniques to real world software, e.g. TLA+
  • Experience using Amazon Web Services such as EC2, EBS, and S3
  • Patents and/or Publications
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
  • Team leadership experience


Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but are necessary for Amazon leaders:

· Exhibits excellent judgment
· Hires and develops great people
· Holds relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
· Demonstrates the ability to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business
· Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
· Shows passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
· Biases towards delivering results
· Thinks big


Resumes can be sent to widmannc@amazon.com or via our career site for consideration

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



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