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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Software Development
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Job Description

Do you believe cloud computing will be a disruptive force in industry and education? Do you want to architect and develop new tools to help institutions, educators, and students prepare for the cloud-enabled workforce of tomorrow? Do you enjoy mission-driven development, building awesome software, and integrating across a wide variety of services?

Amazon Web Services launched the AWS Educate initiative to accelerate cloud-related learning that provides support to students, educators, and education institutions. Our customers include universities, community colleges, and high schools. We are creating opportunities for thousands of students to thrive in the cloud-first economy.
We are seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial, and motivated software development engineer to lead the development of the AWS Educate software platform. You will lead the team in defining architectural approaches and coding highly scalable web & mobile applications, tools, services and solutions for the AWS Educate community. This role is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon’s world class technical team, working with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers in the education community while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere.
Some of the key job functions:
· Translate business and functional requirements from external and/or internal customers and end-users into design and technical specifications.
· Implement AWS Educate member- and internal-facing products, starting from design through implementation.
· Build new tools and enhance existing feature sets using both AWS services and to expand and enhance the AWS Educate student and educator portals, with a focus on the front end
· Participate in designing and implementing key functional areas of the customer experience, including website applications and platform services.
· Design and build functional components, including code reviews, testing, deployment and post-launch monitoring
· Lead AWS Educate engineering operations, driving excellence in feature stability, performance and flexibility.
· Build robust, scalable, supportable solutions that work well between a range of complex systems.
· Contribute across the full software development lifecycle, from scoping, planning, conception, design, implementation and testing, to documentation, delivery and maintenance.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s or master’s (preferred) degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Math or related fields

· 8+ years of hands-on experience developing back-end applications using technologies such as Java, SOA, JSON, Salesforce, web services and implementing cloud integration technologies
· 3+ years' experience working with relational and NoSQL databases
· 3+ years of experience designing, implementing and consulting on the development of large-scale, distributed applications
· 3+ years software development methodologies and practices, specifically Agile/iterative development processes
· 2 + years' experience as the senior engineer on a team with leadership responsibilities
· At least 2 years’ experience developing web applications using technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, CSS and JQuery

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience developing large scale applications to meet business requirements in complex environments
· Knowledge and experience using AWS Services
· Understanding of and experience with architecture, APIs, and development tools including , Visualforce, Apex, and Lightning components
· Mobile app development and gaming experience
· Experience building complex, scalable, and high-performance software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
· Results-oriented person with a delivery focus and able to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
· Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills

· Strong verbal/written communication skills with ability to deliver high quality documents at appropriate level of detail
· Ability to work independently or in a team environment
· Highly innovative, flexible and self-directed
· Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

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