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Amazon Web Services Software Development Engineer in Seattle, Washington


Do you want to work on a service that can do the following?:

· Access petabytes of data in single-digit milliseconds

· Back up hundreds of terabytes of data in seconds

· Encrypt petabytes of data with no performance degradation

Amazon Keyspaces is a NoSQL database service that does all this and more. Amazon Keyspaces is a scalable, highly available, and managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service. Amazon Keyspaces is serverless, so customers don’t have to provision, patch, or manage servers, and they don’t have to install, maintain, or operate software.

Amazon Keyspaces leverages open-source Apache Cassandra software, which is used by enterprises around the world to meet the scale and operational needs of their business. With Amazon Keyspaces, our aim is to make Apache Cassandra highly accessible and easy to use, in order to further drive its adoption across all business tiers.

Amazon Keyspaces engineers are constantly challenged to think of unique and innovative solutions. The quality bar is high. As an engineer here, you will work on the hardest engineering problems in distributed systems at a massive scale and on multiple dimensions. You will exercise your intellectual curiosity, work with motivated teams of sharp individuals, and get insightful guidance from senior and principal engineers.

This is a hands-on position in which you will own everything from end to end: requirements gathering, designs, design reviews, implementations, code reviews, incremental feature launches, operations, mentoring, and the driving of continuous improvement.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.



· 7+ years of professional experience in software development.

· Experience with database systems.

· Experience with designing and building large scale systems

· Strong coding skills in Java, C++ or C#.

· Track record of driving operational excellence.

· Experience designing, building, and operating large scale systems and web services.


· Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

· Experience contributing to Apache Cassandra

· Experience designing and building large-scale systems or web services