Software Development Engineer II - (SJC3)
- Cupertino, CA
Are you interested in building a green field cloud service for AWS.
Do you want to have direct and immediate impact on millions of customers who use AWS every day?
The Directed Work team is responsible for building the systems that automate and orchestrate the physical work processes that occur inside all of AWS' global datacenters. Our talented team of datacenter engineers depend on our systems to perform their work safely, securely, efficiently, and free of defects, resultant in finished products being ready for AWS customer-facing utilization. Our team is responsible for billions of dollars in capital and the ultimate success of our core cloud infrastructure business.
We are looking for software engineers who are excited about building industry leading, next generation SCM and Workforce Management systems for the AWS cloud on the AWS cloud. In this role you will be responsible for the architecture, design and implementation of highly scalable distributed systems that provide availability, scalability and latency guarantees. In addition you will be expected raise the standards of the organization by mentoring junior engineers, interviewing and up leveling the coding standards. This is a highly visible program across multiple organizations where you will have the opportunity to have a huge impact.
As a Software Development Engineer working within AWS Infrastructure (Directed Work) your responsibilities are and not limited to:
• Solve complex problems, applying appropriate technologies and best practices.
• Focus on a major portion of existing or new team software, including large or significant component, set of features, mid-size application or service.
• Work with your team to invent, design and build software that is stable and performant. You write code that an SDE unfamiliar with the system can understand.
• Consider the legacy of the code you produce, limiting the use of short-term workarounds.
• Work on project ideas with customers, stakeholders, and peers.
• Help balance customer requirements with team requirements.
• Improve and support your team evolve by actively participating in the code review process, design discussions, team planning, and ticket/metric/COE reviews.
• Improve and focus on operational excellence, constructively identifying problems and proposing solutions.
• Take on projects and make software enhancements that improve team software and processes.
• Work to resolve the root cause of complex problems, leaving software better and easier to maintain than when you found it.
• Train new team-mates on how your team's software is constructed, how it operates, how secure it is, and how it fits into the bigger picture.
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. Most days, our teams are co-located in the SJC office locations (SJC3), but we're also flexible when people occasionally need to work from home. Some teams meet twice per week in the office and others generally keep core in-office hours from 10am to 4pm. About half of the SDE come in earlier and the other half of us stay later. Due to the evolving COVID-19 environment, US-based Amazon corporate employees have the option to work from home through June 30th, 2021. Until our organization safely returns to the office (this date will be determined and communicated by your manager).
The positions involve some on-call responsibilities, typically each team follows a standard process to limit the on-call requirement to a minimal. One average some of the teams follow 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 teams are dedicated to supporting new team members. Our teams have 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 teams are 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 new teammates who are enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; engineers who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we've been building.
• 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.
• Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
• MS in Computer Science or related technical field
• Experience with workflow products: SWF, Step Functions, Luigi, and / or Airflow.
• Technical expertise in distributed systems, such as scale-out or fault-tolerance
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.
• 4+ years of experience developing objected-oriented software, with mastery of one or more relevant languages (Java, C#, C++, Ruby, etc.)
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/
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