Senior Software Development Engineer - Distributed Systems
- Seattle, WA
Do you enjoy solving technical problems at large scale using a range of technologies like distributed systems, machine learning, data mining and SOA? Are you interested in solving real world customer problems by providing durable storage "in the cloud"? Elastic Block Store (EBS) delivers high performance virtualized storage as part of Amazon Web Services. As one of the largest block storage services in the world EBS is looking for passionate engineers to design and build fault tolerant, high performance storage systems, resource lifecycle orchestration workflows, a federated distributed system that improves availability, real-time data analytics systems, large fleet management systems, etc.
As an engineer on the EBS Control Plane you will get the opportunity to architect large-scale distributed systems, improve availability and performance of core service APIs, design distributed data storage technologies, and innovate to increase hardware resource utilization. The ideal candidate would possess analytical, design, problem solving skills and experience in building & operating large scale systems. Your responsibilities will include collaborating with other engineers to build high quality large scale systems and working with senior leaders to define your team's roadmap.You will work closely with a tight, agile team that ships often, iterates quickly and takes pride in the product they deliver. You will be able to see the impact your work has on real customers in the real world in a matter of hours. You will also have the opportunity to work across a range of technologies, from Java-based distributed systems using SQL and NoSQL datastores, to low level high performance storage systems in C/C++, to "big data" real time analytics, to working on consensus protocol implementations.
Consult the following links to find out more about the exciting work being done in Elastic Block Store.
What is EBS and what do we do?
AWS blog post about larger and faster EBS volumes: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/now-available-16-tb-and-20000-iops-elastic-block-store-ebs-volumes/
CrowdStrike re:Invent presentation about running Cassandra on EBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R-mgOcOSd4
How Amazon Web Services Uses Formal Methods: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/lamport/tla/formal-methods-amazon.pdf
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. Most days, our entire team is co-located in the Cupertino office, but we're also flexible when people occasionally need to work from home. However, now a days the entire team is working from home due to covid-19. We generally keep core in-office hours from 10am to 4pm. About half of us come in earlier and the other half of us stay later.
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.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disability / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
• 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
• Experience working in an agile software development organization
• Excellent leadership, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work well in a team
• Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive.
• Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems at scale
• Graduate degree (MS/PhD) a plus.
• 8+ years of relevant job experience
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