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Amazon Software Engineer II in Seattle, Washington


Does working on a cutting edge, serverless database technology excite you? The Distributed SQL team at AWS is building revolutionary transactional database technology, delivering innovative customer experiences in the areas of automated operations, global scale, query processing, and storage. If contributing to the design and development of a new cloud database service excite you, this role on this new initiative may be your dream job. Join us during this formative period of the product and be a leader in shaping the future of databases at Amazon and beyond! In this position you will work on building resilient, low-latency and scalable communication layer across all Xanadu Data Plane components.

Key job responsibilities

An ideal candidate is able to dive into complex problems, and is able to invent simple and elegant solutions for the same. They are able to design, implement and deliver cutting edge software systems that power communication across components for the new, distributed database technology initiative. They have good understanding of network domain and protocols (e.g.: QUIC, TCP), and solid background in distributed systems. They thrive on creative and collaborative problem solving, and also enjoy the challenge of operating services at AWS scale.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $115,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.