Software Development Engineer @ Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc. - East Palo Alto, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Software Development Engineer

Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc. - East Palo Alto, CA

  • 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.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 3+ years professional software development experience
  • 2+ years experience in building cloud services or applications
  • Strong computer science fundamentals in design, data structures, algorithm, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Proficiency in modern programming languages such as Java, C++, JavaScript.

Job summary
This is an opportunity to work end to end on building a service and scaling it. We are building and scaling new AWS services in the fast growing Cloud Observability space. We believe this is the right team and time for an engineer with a solid career opportunity in cloud technology space, ground up!

This position in AWS Analytics and Observability Org will be a great fit for an experienced engineer who is passionate about building new Tier 1 services that are architecturally sound, scale effortlessly, delight customers, and are easy and resilient to operate.

One of our recently launched service, Cloudwatch Synthetics, is a monitoring service in the cloud Observability and Analytics space which provides peace of mind to AWS customers ensuring their application is always up and healthy, serving volume of customers. Currently this service supports Web Service Monitoring (REST APIs), URL Monitoring, and Website Content Monitoring (protection from unauthorized changes in websites from phishing, code injection, and cross-site scripting). Synthetics customer can create and manage modular and lightweight code, that monitors Application endpoints and APIs for availability and latency from the outside-in, enabling customer to troubleshoot anomalies by investigating load time data, logs, events, metrics and screenshots of the UI. Our next set of upcoming services focus on end user experience and enables developers build and release features safely yet fast.

Your responsibilities in this role includes:

  • Design solutions for complex and ambiguous problems.
  • Develop code for new and existing services in server-less technology.
  • Debug deep problems and improve developer toolset.

  • Innovate in new technology space and simplify systems and processes.
  • Collaborate with Product and Engineering teams to create simple. solutions that delight customers.
  • Mentor other engineers and influence the culture of the team.

Our team is located in Bellevue/Seattle,WA & Palo Alto, CA

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten 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.

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. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects 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.

  • Solid system design and architecture experience.
  • Ability to lead other engineers a common technical goal.
  • Ability to build consensus on discordant views.

  • Solid coding practices including good design, documentation, unit testing, peer code reviews, and a preference for agile methods.
  • Sharp analytical abilities, learning desire and communication skills
  • Experience using Amazon Web Services desirable
  • Proficiency using modern web development technologies and techniques, including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, etc.
  • Passion for building a rich and innovative user experience.
  • Demonstrable track record as an owner: someone who can take a concept and make it real.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, visit US Disability Accommodations.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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