AWS Lambda (https://aws.amazon.com/lambda) is changing the way we think about computing in the cloud. Serverless computing offers customers an exciting new way to create applications, turn business logic and application code into scalable, fault-tolerant production systems without requiring them to be experts in distributed systems, deployment technologies, and infrastructure management.
The Event Bridge team in AWS Lambda is making it even easier for developers to build new applications or extend existing systems using serverless technology, by seamlessly integrating services such as DynamoDB, Kinesis, S3, and SQS as "Lambda Event Sources". Our growing team in Seattle has an opening for an experienced engineer who can help us extend and improve integration, build features that drive customer adoption, and evolve our systems to scale with rapidly increasing customer demand.
Why would you want to join our team?
If you are passionate about solving hard technical problems in the distributed systems space and want your work to make an immediate impact in the real world, this is the place for you. We solve problems on par with leading academic research for the benefit of customers who celebrate our feature launches on social media, constantly demand new features, and - through adoption - force us to invent new ways to scale our systems. If going deep to optimize for scale, latency, and resource usage excites you as much as working backwards from the customer to develop features that not only work, but delight, then join us in making Lambda the most successful compute platform on the planet!
What does it take to succeed in this role?
In addition to meeting the technical qualifications, you need to be creative, responsible, and able to dig deep into emerging technologies. Willing to read research papers, but also move quickly to turn ideas into code that solves customer problems. You should be excited (and a little frightened) by the enormous scale at which we operate. A natural problem solver, who wants to understand business problems, operational issues, and software architecture, and how all three connect. Curious about our customers' needs and dedicated to turning developers into raving fans. Excited to learn from others while bringing your own novel capabilities and
perspectives. Someone who makes the team room both productive and fun to work in.
If this is you, come help us and work with industry leaders to tackle exciting large-scale distributed problems in a quickly evolving environment that is defining the future of software architecture.
Job location is Seattle, WA. Relocation assistance available.
Lambda is seeing an adoption rate on par with when AWS launched EC2. It's exciting times with a lot of room to grow.
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 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 team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks 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.
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. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
- 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
- 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or IT related technical discipline OR in place of 4 years of relevant industry software engineering experience.
- Excellent customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
- Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems
- Knowledge of software engineering best practices including coding standards, source control management, automated testing, and continuous deployment.
- Experience writing contributions to technical or scientific documents, such as software designs, documentation, or research papers.
- Excellent problem solving skills.
- Good written and oral communication skills, be a fast learner and have the ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced development environment.
- Master's degree, PhD, or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field.
These qualifications are nice to have and are not required. They can be learned at the job too.
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