Software Dev Engineer - AWS Glacier, Cold Storage
About the Job
The vast majority of data in the world is cold -- durably and securely retained for long periods of time, but rarely ever accessed. Conventional storage systems are a poor fit for this domain as they are typically optimized for speed rather than space and cost. Amazon Glacier has been designed from the very start to provide secure, durable and scalable data storage at a very low cost. This unusual set of constraints requires us to solve fascinating scaling and algorithmic problems that have never been tackled at our scale.
As an engineer on our team, you'll have the opportunity to lead the design and implementation of a distributed storage service that operates at cloud scale. Your design and development work would range from distributed system service development in Java, to low level systems coding that interfaces directly with hardware. You'll be working to bring brand new systems to production use, and to do so you'll need to solve challenging computer science problems. We are looking for an engineer who is keen to lead, invent in this space, and build what could become the largest data storage service on the planet.
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.
Glacier services are highly available, but there are times when we occasionally stray away from our SLAs. In order to minimize the impact of such excursions, we do have On-Call rotations. However, we set these up so there are focused time periods when you are on-call and when you are not, you can focus on your day job :)
We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, job level etc. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. In addition to formal mentors, we work and train together so that we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.
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.
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.
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.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS· 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
· 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
· 4+ years of professional software development experience
· 2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS· Graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
· Passion for building highly scalable systems in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
· Unix or Linux platform programming experience.
· Sharp analytical abilities, design skills, excellent communication skills.
· A strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
· Experience effectively mentoring junior engineers and in leading complex technical deliverables.
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