Software Development Engineer - In-Memory Distributed Systems

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


AWS Elasticache ( enables users to deploy, manage and massively scale in-memory data stores such as Memcached & Redis. Customers use the service to build low latency, high throughput data layers that improve application performance. We recently launched another database in our portfolio, MemoryDB (, that supports durability for Redis datastores.

To support our customers, engineers at ElastiCache build and operate some of the largest distributed systems in the world. Working backwards from customers, engineers are challenged to build scalable solutions that can be reliably deployed across a massive fleet world-wide. Apart from technical abilities, this requires our engineers to innovate, simplify and iterate constantly towards our goals.

We are about to embark on a multi-year journey to enable a serverless provisioning model for our customers. If you like to work with a deeply technical team on ambiguous problems then we would like to have you on this journey.

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Mentorship & Career Growth
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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.
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, and 2+ years relevant work experience
• Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
• Ability to reason about system performance and a solid understanding of hardware/software interaction
• Knowledge of one or more modern programming languages such as C++, C#, Java


• Relevant advanced degree
• 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
• Knowledge and experience with operating systems internals, database kernels, networking, distributed systems and virtualization are a plus

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Job ID: Amazon-1366494