Amazon.com Software Development Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world!

Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Experienced in building and leading teams of highly competent software engineers? Want to make a billion-dollar impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

The Team: We're an agile, independent team working to build a brand new AWS product. We need developers who are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems. This team will have the opportunity to work on highly visible projects that directly impact hundreds of other teams at Amazon.

Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end-to-end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. Join a team of super smart, customer obsessed developers that think big and have fun.

  • BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

  • 0-2+ years professional experience in commercial/large scale system software development and delivery.

  • Advanced proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: Ruby, Python, Perl, JavaScript or Java

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design and problem solving

  • You have great communication skills. You’re good at finding new and better ways of communicating and sharing your work, and are always fine-tuning your deliverables for maximum impact.

  • You work smart, developing prototypes at the right level of fidelity for each phase of development, from startup through launch and beyond.

Applicants must possess and maintain an active Top Secret security clearance (TS) with SCI eligibility. A US Government administered polygraph examination will be required. Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access is not required to start; however, the applicant selected will be subject to a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified national security information. Applicants with a current SSBI, SBPR, or PPR, may be eligible for crossover in accordance with ICPG 704.4.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

  • Experience building new products and services from the ground up.

  • Experience with Java, Ruby and/or Python.

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer networking and information security.

  • Strong communications skills; you will be required to proactively engage fellow Amazonians both inside and outside of your team.

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

  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.

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

  • Ability to synthesize requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines.

  • Expertise in software processes, web services, multi-tiered systems, and enterprise application integration.

If you are interested in scheduling time to discuss this role in greater detail feel free to make an appointment with Renee Rushefski https://calendly.com/rrushefs/awsdiscoverycall or e-mail her directly at rrushefs@amazon.com with any questions.

AMZR Req ID: 583923

External Company URL: www.amazon.com