Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoCambridge, MA


Do you want to fundamentally improve the everyday workflow of your fellow software developers?

The ability to continuously create and update software is critical for modern business. Companies across all industries now produce products that are primarily software based. Organizations struggle to build the capabilities to deliver software at scale and have inefficient development processes that are negatively impacting their business.

We are building a brand-new AWS SDLC product that will enable customers to continuously increase the speed, frequency and reliability of their development processes and software deployments. We are seeking builders to be technical design leaders on the founding team of this new AWS product.

On this team you will:
• Work with developers as your core customers
• You will design and build the architecture, identify and investigate new technologies, prototype solutions, and test and review changes, to deliver an exceptional customer experience
• Use core AWS technologies to design and build scalable web services and customer-facing APIs
• Develop world-class software that enables customers to be productive building their own software
• Collaborate and work alongside a passionate group of software engineers and product folks who love making the tooling we each wish we had
The ideal candidate:
• Will influence product definition and leverage your technical skills to drive towards the right solution
• Has experience designing large-scale systems and is familiar with horizontal scaling, high throughput and massive, rapidly growing data sets
• Enjoys solving complex software problems, and possesses analytical, design and problem-solving skills
• Has an in-depth understanding in SDLC areas like IDE's, source code management, CI/CD and compliance solutions
• Is knowledgeable in distributed systems, event-driven architectures, graph databases and workflow engines
• Loves collaborating with senior leaders to design and build a large-scale AWS product from scratch
AWS has the most services and more features within those services, than any other cloud providerfrom infrastructure technologies like compute, storage, and databasesto emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and Internet of Things. AWS Platform is the glue that holds the AWS ecosystem together. Whether its Identity features such as access management and sign on, cryptography, console, builder & developer tools, and even projects like automating all of our contractual billing systems, AWS Platform is always innovating with the customer in mind. The AWS Platform team sustains over 750 million transactions per second.

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects 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.

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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.
• Strong problem-solving ability and object-oriented design skills
• Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
• Experience mentoring other engineers
• Proven track record in Computer Science or a related discipline


• Experience building SDLC products and services
• Experience operating highly available services
• Working knowledge of graph databases, event-driven architectures, workflow systems

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Job ID: Amazon-1372791