Software Development Engineer - Amazon QuickSight

US-WA-Seattle
2 weeks ago
Job ID
553951
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category
Software Development

Job Description

Do you like building software from ground up? Do you want to revolutionize the way people manage, visualize and interact with large amounts of data?

We’re seeking a talented engineer with expertise and passion in solving hard engineering problems in distributed systems, high performance storage systems, query processing, and database internals – experience with parallel query processing, distributed caching, business intelligence, or transaction processing are all big pluses. If this is you, Amazon is a unique place where you can design and build innovative technologies in a very large distributed computing and help lead fundamental changes in the industry.


In Amazon Web Services (AWS), our mission is to provide customers with best in class data services in the cloud to store, query and analyze the enormous data sets that their businesses generate. We build distributed storage, index and query systems that are scalable, fault-tolerant, low cost, and easy to manage and use. These are exciting times in our space – we are growing fast, but still at an early stage and working on ambitious new initiatives where an engineer at any level can have significant technical and business impact. Our team pioneered Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Redshift. Each service changed the course of database history by bringing new and innovative features to our customers. You can read about how DynamoDB is the fastest growing service in AWS history at http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2012/06/amazon-dynamodb-growth.html. And how Redshift is changing the course DW history here http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2012/11/amazon-redshift.html


Responsibilities:
  • Translate functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture/design/working software solutions.
  • Code and test system components; participate in code and design reviews.
  • Demonstrate ownership of end-to-end code quality, system tests, functional tests, and integration.
  • Partner/Collaborate across teams/roles to deliver results.
  • Be responsible for overall system architecture, scalability, reliability, and performance.
  • Mentor other engineers, define the technical culture, and help grow the team.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science or a related fields
  • 3+ years of software development experience.
  • Experience writing large scale systems in a combination of C/C++ or Java and be familiar with software development under UNIX/Linux.
  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, object-oriented design, algorithm design and problem solving.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical leadership.
  • Works well in a fast-moving team environment and is able to effectively drive cross-team solutions having complex dependencies and requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience delivering and operating large scale, highly available distributed systems.
  • Experience with database systems, query optimization, and storage systems.
  • Experience with large-scale data analytics and data warehousing.
  • Experience with large-scale distributed systems.
  • Understanding of system performance and scaling.
  • Possess excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities, and proven design skills.

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