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Amazon Arlington HQ Software Development Engineer - EC2 Core Platform in Arlington, Virginia

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The Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Core Platform team located at Amazon HQ2 in Arlington, VA is actively recruiting for experienced Software Engineers to help design and deliver a brand new product offering. This is an exciting, challenging new product that has the potential to re-define the industry. Responsibilities will include working with product management to refine the product requirements, working with senior technical staff to define the architecture, and significant hands-on software development.

As a member of our data distribution and streaming team, you will have the opportunity to influence our scaling strategy, drive our system architecture, and spearhead best practices that enable a quality product. The ideal candidate will be passionate about cloud, big data, and have a demonstrable track record of success delivering high scale products in a hyper growth environment.

AWS is one of the fastest growing divisions within Amazon, where we “Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History.” On a “typical” day, software engineers might whip up a prototype to prove or disprove an idea, instrument code to report a new metric, talk with customers, code up a feature, or draft a proposal for a radical new idea.

For detailed info regarding the products that EC2 Core Platform (Arlington, VA) is working on please visit:

http://aws.amazon.com/ec2

This role will sit in our new headquarters in Northern Virginia, where Amazon will invest $2.5 billion dollars, occupy 4 million square feet of energy efficient office space, and create at least 25,000 new full-time jobs. Our employees and the neighboring community will also benefit from the associated investments from the Commonwealth including infrastructure updates, public transportation improvements, and new access to Reagan National Airport.

By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· 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

· 3 - 5 years experience with database technologies

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform)

· Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases

· Working knowledge with Scala, functional programming, and streaming systems (Kafka/Akka/etc)

· Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions

· Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly

· Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive to launch new services

· Graduate degree a plus

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

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