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Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Software Development
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing business within AWS identity team has been strategic to AWS from the early years. We are pioneers in areas such as identity, access, security and providing fundamental platform capabilities to all of AWS services.

Now we are embarking on a new initiative to further expand the portfolio of AWS Identity services to embrace the new era of mobile applications and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. We are thinking of how to build the next generation of identity services that are multi-tenant and best suited for the cloud in the future. This is an area that requires building some of the largest massive scale distributed systems in the world and solving some of the hardest engineering challenges. Building the next generation of identity and access management systems for AWS represents a unique opportunity to contribute in developing Tier-0 services from the ground up with security, scalability, high availability, high throughput and low latency in mind from day 1.

We are looking for a software development engineer who is technically very strong, with deep knowledge in web services, backend storage design, NoSQL database design and distributed systems, takes pride in tackling challenges, excels at working in an agile environment, and gets excited about owning the architecture of a set of critical infrastructure services that serve customers globally every second of the day. You will own design, implementation, testing, deployment, and operation of the new globally distributed systems that are core to all AWS services.

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Basic Qualifications

- BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or a related field
- 5+ years experience building successful production software systems
- A solid grounding in Computer Science fundamentals
- Deep experience in at least one modern programming language such as C, C++, C# or Java and mastery of object-oriented design
- Experience with distributed systems
- The ability to translate complex functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture and design
- Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
- Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality

Preferred Qualifications

- Deep knowledge in backend storage design
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for the design and implementation of large-scale systems as well as experience in taking such systems from design to production
- Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
- Experience building and operating mission critical, highly available (24x7) systems