Sr. Software Development Engineer - Aws, Amazon Redshift

3+ months agoPalo Alto, CA


Want to make database history? Come and join the team that is building the most popular cloud data warehousing service in the world with tens of thousands of customers - Amazon Redshift. We are building the next generation data warehouse systems, creating an impact on its hundreds of thousands of users, and looking for top engineers to help shape the future.
Amazon Redshift is the leading, fully-managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse in the cloud. Amazon Redshift makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all your data seamlessly.

As a Senior Software Development Engineer with Amazon Redshift, you will work on the some of the most challenging engineering problems in distributed systems. You will exercise your intellectual curiosity, work with motivated teams of sharp individuals, and get insightful guidance from senior and principal engineers. You will dive into ambiguous problem spaces and work through design choices, trade-offs, and priorities. You will build impactful product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead best practices. You will work on the Redshift cloud platform to improve the technologies that orchestrate and manage Redshift clusters globally. You will build out automation of critical operational functions that ensure thousands of servers across AWS regions operating at a massive scale. You are data and metric driven, and obsessively concerned about performance under resource constrained environments. You will mentor and inspire other engineers, participate in defining our technical culture, and help to build a fast-growing team.

This is a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor within a fast-growing business and help shape the technology, product and the business. You will bring deep technical, networking and coding expertise with the ability to work within a fast moving, startup environment in the industry leading cloud company to deliver a broad business impact.

Come, join us in reinventing database systems for the cloud!

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences.

Work/Life harmony
Our team puts a high value on work-life harmony. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
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.


• 4+ years of professional software development experience
• 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• 6+ years of software development experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or similar including object-oriented design.
• 4+ years of experience in building highly complex and scalable systems.
• 2+ years of proven track record in leading and owning complex projects from scoping requirements through launch and operations.
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• Strong knowledge of OOD / OOP software engineering practices/standards.
• Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent


• Experience building large-scale distributed systems using cloud-native technology stack.
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.
• Experience in distributed systems responsible for provisioning and monitoring of compute, storage & networking resources.
• Experience in debugging, diagnosing, and trouble-shooting complex, production software.
• Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment.
• Strong understanding of system (Linux & Unix) and application performance and scaling characteristics.
• Passionate about learning new technologies, frameworks and programming languages.
• Familiar with scripting languages such as Shell Scripting, Bash, Python or other.
• Masters or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent.

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Job ID: Amazon-1280011