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Software Dev Engineer - AWS Glacier, Cold Storage

Software Dev Engineer - AWS Glacier, Cold Storage

Job ID 
548511
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
12/12/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

The vast majority of data in the world is cold -- durably and securely retained for long periods of time, but rarely ever accessed. Conventional storage systems are a poor fit for this domain as they are typically optimized for speed rather than space and cost. Amazon Glacier has been designed from the very start to provide secure, durable and scalable data storage at a very low cost. This unusual set of constraints requires us to solve fascinating scaling and algorithmic problems that have never been tackled at our scale.

As a member of the Glacier team, you will discover innovative ways to combine data and hardware to reduce the cost of a byte. You will craft new services and features to support a major shift in our software architecture. You care about the details - your attention to detail will streamline operations, and aid us in hiring more great engineers to join our growing team and our rapidly growing service.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years professional experience in software development
  • 2+ years professional experience in designing and building complex, distributed systems.
  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Java or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • Passion for building highly scalable systems in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Unix or Linux platform programming experience.
  • Strong network programming knowledge.
  • Sharp analytical abilities, design skills, excellent communication skills.
  • A strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Experience effectively mentoring junior engineers and in leading complex technical deliverables.