Software Development Engineer - Amazon Web Services- Cloudfront
Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA

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Amazon Web Services is looking for a software engineer to join our CloudFront content distribution team. Our projects include massively scaleable distributed systems that provide inexpensive, reliable, global distribution. This is an opportunity to join a world class team that is at the forefront of creating the next major computing platform. As a member of the AWS team you will be a part of changing the way people develop software applications.

You should be somebody who enjoys solving problems, is customer- centric, and feels strongly not only about operations but also about running systems and software in the real world. You must enjoy a close-knit team environment of shared responsibility. The ideal candidate will have strong distributed systems experience and will have developed numerous customer APIs & UIs over the course of their career.

Why you would want to work for CloudFront:
We write software that has a large impact. In the time that you read this sentence CloudFront will have handled hundreds of thousands of requests.

We ship software. In the past 18 months we've shipped FMS support, user access logs, private content, as well as numerous frontend and backend improvements to our software. We've got more in the pipeline and expect our release rate to accelerate.
We enable our engineers as first class service owners. As a developer on CloudFront you will have input into product direction, technical design and implementation, and operational decisions.
We own and operate a world class CDN in many locations worldwide and are quickly growing it to be a huge business. For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit

Basic Qualifications

2-5 years of software development experience
Experience developing software in a UNIX/Linux environment
Expert OO programming skills, preferably in Java or C++

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree - preferably in computer science or a similar degree.
3+ years of software development experience.
Experience in XHTML, Javascript, CSS and general Web 2.0 techniques.
Understanding of web services technologies such as SOAP, HTTP, WSDL, XSD, and REST.
Experience developing service bus or data replication technologies
Experience in TDD techniques & Continuous Integration
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