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Software Development Engineer 3, AWS Transfer

Full Time
4 days ago
Job summary
Software Development Engineer 3 - AWS Transfer Family - Vancouver, BC Canada

Come change the way the world sees the Cloud!

AWS Transfer service which was launched at re:Invent 2018, is looking for innovative DevOps engineers with a passion for solving challenging problems to join the team and help us take the service to the next level. AWS Transfer is a fully managed service that enables the transfer of files directly into and out of Amazon S3 using SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol), FTP (File Transfer Protocol), and FTPS (File Transfer Protocol Secure). AWS helps you seamlessly migrate your file transfer workflows to AWS Transfer-by integrating with existing authentication systems, and providing DNS routing with Amazon Route 53-so nothing changes for your customers and partners, or their applications. With your data in S3, you can use it with AWS services for processing, analytics, machine learning, and archiving. Getting started with AWS Transfer is easy; there is no infrastructure to buy and setup.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. We respect each others time and offer flexibility with office/remote hours. We are currently working from home but we plan to offer a weekly mix of working from home as well as from the office in 2022. Our teams are located in Vancouver BC, Santa Monica, CA and Boston, MA.

On-Call Responsibility
This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews.
We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks 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.

Inclusive Team Culture
Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes we do get to build a really cool service, but we also think a big reason for that is the inclusive and welcoming culture we try to cultivate every day.
We're looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we've been building.

About the team
Learn about our service here

Our customer references


2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
4+ years of professional software development experience
2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team


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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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