Cloud Application Developer, AWS Professional Services

Amazon Web Services
 CA (California)


Are you an experienced cloud architect/developer who can assist our public sector customers in architecting, developing and re-engineering applications that can fully leverage the AWS Cloud? Do you like to work on a variety of game changing projects, at the forefront of application development and cloud technology adoption?

In order for applications to be cloud optimized they need to be architected correctly enabling them to reap the benefits of elasticity, horizontal scalability, automation and high availability. On the AWS platform services such as Amazon Lambda, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Elastic Container Services to name just a few, provide opportunities to design and build cloud ready applications.

Amazon Web Services is looking for highly talented hands on technical architects to help accelerate our growing Professional Services business. This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon’s world class technical teams, working with some of the best and brightest engineers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies.

Professional Services engage in a wide variety of projects for customers and partners, providing collective experience from across the AWS customer base and are obsessed about strong success for the Customer. Our team collaborates across the entire AWS organization to bring access to product and service teams, to get the right solution delivered and drive feature innovation based upon customer needs.

We are looking for hands on architects/developers who are passionate about:

· Helping public sector customers architect scalable, highly available application solutions that leverage AWS services

· Architecting and developing customer applications to be cloud optimized

· Working as a technical leader alongside customer business, development and infrastructure teams

· Providing deep software development knowledge with respect cloud architecture, design patterns and programming

· Advising and implementing AWS best practices

· Working as both an infrastructure and application development specialist

· Implementing DevOps practices such as infrastructure as code, continuous integration and automated deployment


Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have twelve employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

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. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Basic Qualifications

· BS level technical degree or equivalent professional or military experience

· 5+ years of large scale software development or application engineering with recent coding experience in two or more of the following languages: Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, Swift, Node.js, Python, Go, or Ruby

· Cloud experience

· Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

· Exposure to Agile development methodologies

Preffered Qualifications

· Master’s Degree

· Computer Science or Engineering background

· Extensive experience architecting, designing and programming applications in an AWS Cloud environment

· Experience with designing and building application using AWS services such as Lambda, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Kubernetes

· Designing and building application using Container and serverless technologies

· Experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability

· Cloud certifications

· Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins)

· Hands on familiarity with CloudFormation

· Experience with configuration management platforms (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible)

· Strong scripting skills (e.g. Powershell, Python, Bash, Ruby, Go, etc.)

· Strong practical application development experience on Linux and Windows-based systems

· Extra curricula software development passion (e.g. active open source contributor)

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