Software Development Engineer - S3

Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.
 Seattle, WA


Job summary

Managing trillions of objects in storage, retrieving them in ms, building software that deploys to tens of thousands of hosts, designed for 99.999999999% durability. These are just a few of the numbers that give you a sense of the scale of the exciting problems you will find every day working in Simple Storage Service (S3). Amazon S3 powers businesses across the globe that make the lives of consumers better daily. Whether its electronic content delivered to your home, technology that betters your remote working experience, allows you to plan travel to exotic places or simply get stuff delivered to your home. As a Software Development Engineer in S3, you get to deliver these capabilities and delight our customers through teams of talented engineers and leaders.

We are currently looking for talented software development engineers to build next generation platforms which scale, maintain and evolve all of S3 fleets leveraging data science and large scale distributed systems in an agile and supportive team environment. We are creating new services to analyze and act on health signals across our fleets to drive a better customer experience on Amazon S3. This is a new and challenging space with a strong emphasis on processing of big data. Responsibilities include:

  • Design, implementation, deployment and maintenance of innovative software solutions to deliver new features in performance, cost, reliability.
  • Use software engineering best practices to ensure the standard of quality of all team deliverables.
  • Build and implement high quality distributed system software.
  • Work in an agile development environment prioritizing most important and impactful projects.

Our team works together to provide work/life balance for all team members. We recognize that the circumstances of our team members vary, and we balance work across the team so that we’re all able to maintain high standards on behalf of our customers, while at the same time allowing for rich and happy personal lives. We pride ourselves on a high level of ownership in the work we do. We maintain a regular on-call rotation across our teams with engineers and managers all taking part to resolve the inevitable issues that arise. We work hard to minimize getting paged in the middle of the night as we recognize that a well-rested employee is a productive employee.

Upon joining S3, every employee is paired with a peer buddy who will help you to quickly come up to speed in understanding the technology we’re building, the tools we use and the business problems we’re trying to solve. We hire exceptional people and we recognize the importance of coaching others. We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, and job level.

We have a diverse team and drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Our team members are active in Amazon’s 10+ affinity groups, sometimes known as employee resource groups, which bring employees together across businesses and locations around the world. These range from groups such as the Black Employee Network (BEN), Amazon Women in Engineering (AWE) and Glamazon (our LGBTQ+ community).

Basic Qualifications

  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.
  • 1+ years of experience in software development

Preffered Qualifications

  • Experience building high scale distributed systems
  • Experiencing building and maintaining mission-critical enterprise software.
  • Experience in large scale software systems
  • Data Science skills in machine learning or statistical analysis is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities

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