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Software Development Engineer , Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

Full Time
2 days ago
Job summary
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is looking for a SDE for an area of strategic importance, significant business impact, and executive visibility at SVP level.

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. Through the use of pioneering techniques in storage & computing, customers can reliably store their data on Amazon's proven computing infrastructure to achieve virtually limitless storage capacity at minimal cost. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that enables customers to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere in the world. It provides all customers access to the same highly , reliable, secure, fast, inexpensive infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global of websites. The service aims to maximize benefits of and to pass those benefits on to the customers.

Key job responsibilities
We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our new team to help us build a next generation product. You will focus on the challenges of writing software to handle the vast array of S3 use cases with performance being the central binding theme. You will brainstorm new experiences with customers that break ground in enabling new enterprise workloads on S3. You will mentor a group of engineers to build solutions that impact a wide range of customers with a focus on standards in coding, testing, and delivery.

On-Call Responsibility
S3 services are highly available, but there are times when we occasionally stray away from our normal operations. To minimize the impact of such excursions, we 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, so you can focus on your day job when not on-call.

A day in the life
-Work closely with product management and customers to understand the business and user requirements
-Break down high level use cases into concrete technical implementation steps and identify the best solution for a given problem
-Responsible for end-to-end feature development, design and development, test, maintenance and support of software artifacts
-Architect, design, proof-of-concepts and implement projects end to end with high quality
-Communicating with customers, technical teams and defining technical strategy
-Maintain current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology. Stay updated on new technologies and work with management and development team to adopt new technologies
-Develop and mentor other team members

About the team
Work-life Balance
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 we're all able to maintain standards on behalf of our customers, while at the same time allowing for rich and happy personal lives.
Mentorship & Career Growth
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. We 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 we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.

Inclusive Team Culture
We have a diverse team and drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Our team members are active in Amazon's 10+ affinity groups, sometimes known as employee resource groups, which bring employees together across businesses and locations around the world. These range from groups such as the Black Employee , Amazon Women and Engineering, and LGBTQ+
Come join our start-up culture, wear many hats, work fast and smart, while adapting and iterating quickly. We are looking for someone who is ready to roll-up their sleeves and join an awesome group of people that is tackling very interesting and intellectually rewarding engineering and operational challenges!


  • 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 or Masters Degree in Computer Science
  • Experience in building systems at
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Adept at handling ambiguous undefined problems as well as ability to think abstractly
  • Experience in Rust

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, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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