Sr. Software Dev Engineer


The Transactional Services team builds some of the most foundational distributed systems that underpin and power many of the large AWS services and several of the most critical components of the retail platform. We specialize in building high performance, highly available data systems that provide strong transactional guarantees at very high scale.

We are seeking a strong Software Development Engineer to technical lead a sub-team of engineers that owns and builds major part for our core transactional data engine.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and developing novel, cutting edge distributed, highly available and scalable technologies.
  • Delivering quality features on-time and on-budget and execution against project plans and delivery commitments.
  • Working with team members to manage the day-to-day development activities, participate in designs, design review, code review, and implementation.
  • Engaging with customers via forum posts, blog posts and meet-ups
  • Mentoring other engineers
  • Maintaining current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology, always on a look out for new technologies and work with the team in bringing in new technologies.

Candidate must be able to work with a minimum of technical supervision and supplemental engineering support, while responding efficiently to multiple program priorities. In addition, the role involves analyzing the latest technologies and development trends, establishing and implementing standard practices.

In joining our team, you'll enjoy a competitive salary, great benefits, a creative and comfortable work environment, and the exciting opportunity to be part of a fast-paced and growing technology company.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Strong coding skills
  • Strong design skills
  • Demonstrated experience in a tech lead role in large, complex software projects
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 2+ years of software development experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 5+ years of overall software development experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with designing and building large scale systems
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, asynchronous architectures and distributed algorithms
  • Experience developing in multiple languages
  • Excellent problem solving skills; ability to simplify and innovate
  • Excellent leadership, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with contributing to open source
  • Ability to collaborate, be both highly motivated and motivating
  • Proven results oriented person with a bias to action
  • Masters or Ph.D. in Computer Science with emphasis on distributed systems or databases is a plus.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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