Senior Software Development Engineer
- Sydney, Australia
Come change the way the world sees the Cloud!
Elastic Block Storage (EBS) Snapshots team builds and manages some of the largest point-in-time backup systems in the world. EBS Snapshots allows AWS users to create, and manage point-in-time backups of their EBS Volumes in a highly scalable, durable, and reliable service for enterprise scale.
On the EBS Snapshots team you'll get to build critical backup and storage services that impact every single AWS customer, both internally and externally - there's not many team's that can say that!
This is a full-stack development position, leaning towards back-end work.
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. Most days, our entire team is co-located in the Seattle office, but we're also flexible when people occasionally need to work from home. We generally keep core in-office hours from 10am to 4pm.
This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.
Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews.
We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.
Inclusive Team Culture
Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes we do get to build a really cool service, but we also think a big reason for that is the inclusive and welcoming culture we try to cultivate every day.
We're looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we've been building.
Ideal Candidate Experience and Background
The ideal candidate would possess strong analytical, design, problem solving skills and experience in building & operating high performance systems at scale. You should have experience working with other senior engineers, mentoring junior engineers, and working with senior leaders to define your team's roadmap. Experience in the storage industry is helpful but not required.
• 4+ years of professional software development experience
• 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
• 7 years of software industry experience.
• Programming in Java, C and/or C++ in Linux or Windows environment.
• Experience building scalable infrastructure software for commercial online services.
• Experience with storage, filesystems, virtualization technologies and on-demand computing.
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