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Software Development Engineer

Reference ID: 429196
Software and Programming
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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

We are bringing a team to Paris, France to interview software engineers who will join us at our Canadian R&D Centre in Vancouver.

2 key teams will be at the hiring event -- S3 and Simple Workflow:

S3: • AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. S3 provides customers with secure, durable, highly-scalable object storage. S3 customers include small startups and some of the most important large Enterprises as well as everything in between. Find out more here:

SWF: AWS Simple Workflow Service (SWF) is state management for the internet. SWF provides customers with the ability to deploy millions of workflows in parallel. We are utilized by a wide swath of companies to manage tasks such as data migration, customer care tickets, and business card scanning.

We are looking for Software Development Engineers to help refine roadmaps and technical direction, and follow through with detailed architecture, design, and superior code, and to drive operation excellence of a massive scale (think multi-million tps) distributed system. Amazon offers both relocation and immigration support.

How do you know if you are a good fit for us? You are fascinated by and want to innovate in distributed fault-tolerant systems that operate at scale. You love customers. When our customers ask for the next big feature, you know this means you'll be able to truly dig into the solution and get it done right. You love owning the project from idea to production, delivering not only in the implementation but in all phases from the kernel of an idea to quickly getting that battle-tested code into production. You enjoy collaborating with your teammates. You love working in agile programming environments and running fast to deliver evolution for your AWS services.

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Basic Qualifications

    •Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or closely related field
    •Minimum 4+ years of relevant work experience in software development
    •Proficiency with one of the modern programming languages such as C, C++, Java or C#
    •Strong debugging, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
    •Proficiency with Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design and analysis
    •Working fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications

    •Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    •Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive.
    •Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems
    •Graduate degree (MS/PhD) a plus.

Posted: October 18, 2016
Closes:December 2, 2016
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Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of clou...