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Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

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Job Description

Amazon Web Services - Senior Software Developer

We are building a brand new service in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Cambridge Development Center located in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA and are seeking a talented and passionate Senior Software Development Engineer.

As a Sr Software Engineer in this office, you will design and build a new service that will help accelerate large, enterprise companies migrate their computing to AWS. Delivering a reliable and high-performance service at AWS scale requires engineers with extraordinary technical expertise and boundless creativity. At Amazon, we also expect engineers like you to interact with customers, to understand our business goals, and to innovate rapidly, delivering high-quality and ground-breaking functionality.

What does it take to thrive as a developer at AWS? You need to be creative, responsible, and curious while working with others to move quickly in turning code into customer solutions. You’re excited about rolling up your sleeves, implementing big ideas, and learning from those around you. You want the opportunity to grow your technical and professional skills while helping AWS grow. You relish the opportunity to dig into complex operational issues and to help customers build the next generation of web applications. You’re somebody who knows how to be both productive and have fun with others.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years professional experience in commercial or web-scale system software development and delivery
  • Expert skill in a modern programming language primarily Java.
  • 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 building and operating scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems
  • Experience using Amazon Web Services such as EC2, EBS, and S3
  • 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

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