Sr. Software Engineer
- Perth, Australia
Do you thrive on solving challenging problems? Are you inspired by performance, security, reliability, and resilience? Does working on truly massive global scale excite you? Are you truly passionate about innovating for the customer and willing to standup for doing the right thing?
Amazon Web Services is looking talented Software Engineers to help us define and build the future of computing. The AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS) service delivers high performance virtualized storage "in the cloud" for EC2. Durable storage is a key building block for any application and as a member of the EBS team you'll work alongside outstanding engineers and leaders to develop and operate one of the largest storage services in the world.
Be a part of the team that owns the health and automation systems that keep our large fleet of servers reliable and performant, delivering world class network attached storage to our growing list of customers. This is an opportunity to own the complete software stack from system level agents to backend distributed systems and have a material impact on the performance, availability, and durability that we provide to our customers.
All team members actively participate in product definition, technical architecture review, iterative development, code review, and operations. Along with this, you'll have the opportunity interact with customers to ensure their needs are met; clear, professional communication with developer customers is an important part of the job.
Consult the following links to find out more about the exciting work being done in Elastic Block Store.
AWS blog post about larger and faster EBS volumes:
CrowdStrike re:Invent presentation about running Cassandra on EBS:
How Amazon Web Services Uses Formal Methods:
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. Most days, our entire team is co-located in the Seattle office, but we're also flexible when people occasionally need to work from home. However, now a days the entire team is working from home due to covid-19. We generally keep core in-office hours from 10am to 4pm. About half of us come in earlier and the other half of us stay later.
This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for 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 team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has 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 team is 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 a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we've been building.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
• 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
• BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
• 7-10 years of industry experience
• 5+ years of management experience
• Excellent leadership, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work well in a team
• Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems
• Familiarity with analytics and machine learning technologies such as SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop, and AWS technologies like S3, Redshift, and Elastic MapReduce (EMR)
• Experience working in an agile software development organization
• Graduate degree (MS/PhD)
• Linux experience
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age
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