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Software Development Engineer II

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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 businesses around the world! The Orchestration team owns and operates AWS Step Functions, which provides AWS customers with the cloud infrastructure that makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. Building applications from individual components that each perform a discrete function lets you scale and change applications quickly. It's a core architectural component in service architectures and supports customers running on AWS, supporting serverless computing in an organized and logical manner.

The Step Functions service and the team is growing fast and is innovating in big and brand-new feature areas in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to further expand developer efficiency and simplify methods to process Machine Learning algorithms. We are looking for a Software Development Engineer to help refine roadmaps and technical direction, and follow through with detailed architecture, design, and superior code, and to drive operational excellence of a large scale distributed system. 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 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.

Basic Qualifications • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science or related field

• 5+ years professional experience in software development

• Proficiency in Java and Python or other OOP languages such as C#, Ruby, or C++

• Experience in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms, and problem solving

• Experience designing and building sophisticated fault-tolerant distributed systems

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, sense of ownership, urgency and drive

Preferred Qualifications • MS or PhD in Computer Science.

• Large Scale Machine Learning experience.

• Exposure to Deep Learning, Neural Networks, or related fields and a strong interest and desire to pursue them.

• Experience with one or more of the following: Natural Language Processing, text understanding, classification, pattern recognition, recommendation systems, targeting systems, or ranking systems.

• 1+ years of experience developing for a Linux or UNIX environment.

• Experience designing, developing, and deploying large-scale distributed systems.

• Experience with data mining software and techniques

• Experience leading and mentoring junior engineers on good software development practices and design reviews.

• Excellent communication skills.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Posted: October 22, 2018
Closes: December 21, 2018
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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...