• Software Dev Engineer - AWS New Initiative

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 year ago(5/11/2017 7:14 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
  • Job Description

    We’re building a new team to launch a V1 product and business within Amazon Web Services. We’re at the early stages of what promises to be a big business for Amazon and our customers. We own our product roadmap, technical design, engineering process, launch plan, go to market, and P&L. Our team is made up of inspired product managers, strong technical leaders, innovative and customer centric designers, and motivated, autonomous software engineers.

    As a Software Development Engineer on the team, you operate at all levels, diving deep into the details while providing strategic inputs for the product. You will design and implement product and platform features that deliver customer benefit at scale. You will work closely with product managers, UX designers, senior and peer-level software engineers to deliver critical and complex products and features. You will own quality and deployment for your code. You will mentor junior team members to improve their skills and raise the bar on software development best practices. You’re expected to think like an owner, driving the right thinking on time to market, quality, and breadth of functionality for users.

    The ideal candidate is a creative technology leader with both breadth and depth of relevant technologies. This opportunity requires excellent technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. At the core of the position is to be able to innovate by defining solutions that can scale and deliver on customer value. Ideal candidates have extensive experience with agile methodologies, and show bias for action while working within a cohesive, startup-style team.

    You should be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity that’s higher than most projects and relish the idea of solving problems that, frankly, haven’t been solved at scale before. You will gain an understanding of how Amazon operates around a number of different product areas and help influence the direction of these products. Along the way, we guarantee that you’ll learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact on millions of people.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in a computer science or engineering, or equivalent experience
    • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in software development

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

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Masters degree in computer science or engineering
    • Experience developing highly scalable distributed systems
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
    • Experience in applying open-source technologies.
    • Experience in both front end (e.g. HTML/JS/CSS) and backend technologies (Java, Ruby on Rails, AWS services)
    • Experience with agile software development methodologies like Scrum.
    • Experience with rapid prototyping and evaluation of customer applications.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
    • A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects.
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