Software Development Engineer
- 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 recommendation engine to effectively utilize the EBS fleet, 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.
Our team works together to provide work/life balance for all team members. We recognize that the circumstances of our team members vary, and we balance work across the team so that we're all able to maintain high standards on behalf of our customers, while at the same time allowing for rich and happy personal lives.
In AWS, if you build it, you own it. EBS is a highly available 7x24 worldwide service requiring dedicated support from our engineering teams. We pride ourselves on a high level of ownership in the work we do. This means we hold a high bar for test automation, verification processes, design and code reviews to ensure that our systems meet the exacting standards our customers demand. We maintain a regular on-call rotation across our teams with engineers and managers all taking part to resolve the inevitable issues that arise. We work hard to minimize getting paged in the middle of the night as we recognize that a well-rested employee is a productive employee.
Upon joining EBS, every employee is paired with a peer buddy who will help you to quickly come up to speed in understanding the technology we're building, the tools we use and the business problems we're trying to solve. We hire exceptional people and we recognize the importance of coaching others. We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, and job level. On our internal "Broadcast" video streaming website, you'll find countless presentations by some of the brightest minds in computing discussing solutions to many of the exciting problems we're solving in AWS today with new live-streaming videos added every week.
We have a diverse team and drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Our team members are active in Amazon's 10+ affinity groups, sometimes known as employee resource groups, which bring employees together across businesses and locations around the world. These range from groups such as the Black Employee Network (BEN), Amazon Women in Engineering (AWE) and Glamazon (our LGBTQ+ community).
• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
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