• Senior Software Development Engineer - Amazon

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 year ago(5/15/2017 9:41 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
  • Job Description

    The AWS Activate team is looking for Software Development Engineers who want to change the way we help Startups get started in AWS. We are obsessed with building tools and applications Startups need to be successful at AWS. We strive to bring new tools, features, and innovations to the Startup community.

    We are building applications that will use modern architectures, new services patterns, and exciting technologies to ensure we are meeting our customers expectations for performance, availability, and features.

    We value diversity in backgrounds and believe writing software is a learning process and that innovation is driven by learners, not knowers. As we deliver for our customer, we strongly encourage work-life balance, personal, and professional growth.

    We are looking for motivated and skilled developers with the drive and enthusiasm to build ground-up applications for startups.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or related field) OR commensurate experience
    • 6+ years professional experience in software development
    • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    • Knowledge of at least one modern programming language such as Java, Python, JavaScript, Scala
    • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems 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
    • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
    • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between
    • Experience developing in a Linux environment
    • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
    • Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers
    • Experience influencing software engineers best practices within your team

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of microservice architectures
    • Knowledge of SOA architectures
    • Understand CI/CD practices
    • Knowledge of AWS Services and building services in AWS
    • Can deliver daily standup status' in a derivative Shakespearean style (preference to pre-Richard III, but not post-Othello)

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