Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoArlington, VA


Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Metering Team is looking for engineers to join our 7 person development team, based out of the new HQ2 complex in Arlington, VA.

Our team owns metering usage of every EC2 instance in the world, and is directly involved in managing the single highest revenue stream in all of Amazon. The systems we own and the work we do impacts almost every single customer of AWS. We process almost a million records per minute across a worldwide fleet of servers, accounting for usage of EC2 instances and any related SPOT pricing, AWS Marketplace software, Elastic IPs (EIPs), and other services and products. On any given day, we use Java, Ruby, SQL, Lambda, S3, SQS, DynamoDB, CloudWatch, and Apache Spark, as well as other public AWS services and a host of Amazon-internal tools. We don't expect you to be an expert in the above technologies, but we expect you to be excited about learning them!

This is primarily a back-end position, where you'll work on batch processing problems, high availability web services, distributed systems and data on a scale more massive than most systems in the world. Given our involvement in the AWS billing process, metering accuracy is a fundamental requirement, and our services include auditors and monitoring to help ensure we are working at the highest standard.

This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically one week every six weeks. We do get paged sometimes, but when we do your team will be there to support you and we're truly striving to reduce our operational load by making our systems better.

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We are a team of mostly mid-level engineers who enjoy helping junior engineers grow through one-on-one mentoring and thorough but kind code reviews.

We take code reviews seriously. We believe that good code reviews raise our code quality, grow our technical acumen, and provide opportunities to share knowledge with each other. We ship code every day by operating as a start-up with a super strong support structure.

We care about career growth. We work hard to find the right tasks for our engineers so they can continue to grow into more well rounded engineers, increase their software engineering skills and give them the opportunity to expand into functional areas they are interested in learning.

Our team is family oriented and values work-life harmony. We work around core hours (10 AM- 4 PM US Eastern) with start/stop times flexible per person - some people like to start early, others like to start late.

We're looking for a teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, values the Amazon Leadership principles, and will help us build our positive team culture.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee -led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

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• 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.
• Sound understanding in the basic areas of Computer Science such as Algorithms, Data Structures, Object Oriented Design, Databases.
• Good written and oral communication skills, be a fast learner, and have the ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced development environment.


• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field.

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Job ID: Amazon-1377205