Software Development Engineer - Big Data, Aws Elastic Mapreduce (Emr)

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Want to change the world with Big Data and Analytics? Want to build new micro-services? Come join us on the Amazon EMR team in Amazon Web Services!

Amazon EMR is a big data platform which enables customers to run massive clusters with distributed big data frameworks like Apache Hadoop, Spark, HBase, Hive, Presto and more, with the ability to effortlessly scale up and down as needed. We run large number of customer clusters, enabling processing on vast datasets.

We are developing innovative new features and building new micro-services. Here are few sample features that we've delivered recently:
• Support improved Apache HBase performance on Amazon S3 with persistent HFile tracking, and Apache Hive ACID transactions on HDFS and Amazon S3:
• New Apache Hudi features on EMR:
• Support EC2 instances powered by AWS Graviton2 processors with EMR:
Your responsibilities will include:
- Translation of complex functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture and design
- Deliver systems and features with top-notch quality, on time
- Own the software development process end-to-end, including: working with engineers and product managers to develop requirements; designing, architecting, planning, implementing, and testing new systems and features; deploying, and operating the production EMR systems.

For more information:
• AWS Big Data Blog:
• AWS re:Invent 2020 Keynote - Andy Jassy:

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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.
• 3+ years of experience with Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent OR 5+ years experience with Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent, in: software development, including design, implementation, debugging, and support
• Very strong Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis
• Strong proficiency in developing objected-oriented software, with deep experience in one or more relevant languages (Java, C, C++, C#)


• Very strong Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis
• Experience designing and building highly-scaled distributed systems and web services
• Thorough understanding of parallel algorithms, concurrency, asynchronous architectures
• Experience working in an agile software development organization
• Experience building with SOA using Java on Linux
• Proficiency in high-performance, multi-threaded programming
• Knowledge of and contribution to Hadoop ecosystem
• Experience with distributed systems architecture
• Experience with one or more of Ruby, Python, Perl
• Proven ability to effectively drive cross-team solutions that may have complex dependencies
• Masters in Computer Science with emphasis on distributed systems and Big Data architectures is a plus.

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Job ID: Amazon-1406393