Software Development Engineer, AWS Envision Engineering, Envision Engineering

Amazon Web Services
 Herndon, VA


Job summary

What do we do?

The Envision Engineering team helps customers solve their most interesting business challenges by rapidly developing innovative prototypes using world-class and open-source technologies. We’ve helped customers by using image recognition to find missing persons, Artificial Intelligence to optimize ride shares and Machine Learning to grade exam answers.

We are a team of problem-solvers and builders who work on customer problems that don’t have cookie-cutter solutions. We often don’t have the answers right away, and are expected to Dive Deep to figure out the best approach. The code we write provides immediate value for customers by showing how technology can solve their problems.

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of an exceptional team of Product Managers and Engineers where collaboration is highly valued, where innovation is something that happens every day, where taking risks is encouraged, and every day is Day One. You will face unique challenges, learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry, and build deep expertise in the most sought after skills in the market. You will have the opportunity to be part of one of the fastest growing, customer obsessed, and innovative companies in the world.

You won’t get bored working on the same code base. Each project is greenfield and approximately six to eight weeks in length. These short innovation cycles will continually develop your engineering skills and you’ll see results quickly.

You’ll have access to a wealth of Amazon internal training, including instructor-led courses and talks from experts. This will give you the opportunity to become an expert, gaining valuable expertise in services used in Machine Learning, IoT, image recognition, chat bots, and big data. We will provide the environment and support to learn any new tools, libraries or frameworks.

What will you do?

You will:

  • Feel a real sense of achievement from completing and delivering projects in less time than you thought possible.
  • Get hands-on with a range of technologies and practice a range of disciplines: back-end, front-end, full-stack, DevOps, machine learning engineer, and data scientist. We are curious generalists who don’t pigeon-hole ourselves as particular “flavours” of engineer and never say “that’s not my job”.
  • Collaborate with customers through full engagements; you’ll learn about their business challenges, rapidly and develop prototypes to solve them, showcase the functionality you’ve written in demos and finally see the difference you’ve made when customers deploy solutions into their production environments.
  • Work with the latest services and open-source technologies to build your prototypes. You’ll always be encouraged to pick the right tools for the job.

As a member of AWS, you are joining a team that invests in your success by providing comprehensive learning and mentorship programs. Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. We offer a flexible work environment to help you balance your work and personal life while still remaining customer obsessed.

Basic Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.
  • Experience with distributed, multi-tiered systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Experience in optimization mathematics such as linear programming and nonlinear optimization
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Adept at handling ambiguous or undefined problems as well as ability to think abstractly

Preffered Qualifications

  • Strong practical understanding of Computer Science fundamentals such as data structures, sorting/searching algorithms, and order analysis
  • Experience with Agile Software Development Methodologies
  • Ability to audit and provide constructive feedback on technical designs, code, project plans, and project execution
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
  • Experience building in cloud environments. AWS knowledge is preferred, but not essential
  • Familiarity with professional software engineering & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing and operations.
  • Experience communicating with users, software development engineering teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features and technical designs.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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