Software Development Engineer - Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc. San Francisco, CA

About the Job

The AWS DynamoDB team is looking for deeply technical, team-first-mentality backend software engineers, who are willing to commit themselves to our goal to grow the business by 10 times over the next 2 years.

DynamoDB is a key-value database that delivers single-digit-millisecond performance on a massive scale and incredibly high rate of requests per second. A lot of businesses, such as Disney, Dropbox, Snap, The Pokémon Company, as well as AWS and Amazon external and internal services, depend on the scale and performance of DynamoDB to support their mission-critical workloads.

DynamoDB engineers are constantly challenged to think of unique and innovative solutions. The quality bar is high. As an engineer here, you will work on the hardest engineering problems in distributed systems on a massive scale. You will exercise your intellectual curiosity, work with motivated teams of sharp individuals, and get insightful guidance from senior and principal engineers.

What you’ll do
· Design, code, test and launch services that process all incoming DynamoDB traffic and communicate with other subsystems
· Collaborate with engineers within the team and partner teams
· Primary focus on new external features, and security, durability, performance and availability goals

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· Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
· Bachelor's degree in computer science related fields OR 1+ years equivalent experience in software development


· Experience with non-relational database systems
· Experience designing, building, and operating large-scale distributed systems
· Good written and verbal communication skills

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