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Software Development Engineer (CloudFront)

Full Time
7 days ago
Amazon CloudFront is one of the fastest growing, lowest latency and highest throughput services in all of AWS. CloudFront is a fast content delivery (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment. We bring the Internet closer to end users, speeding up the user experience.

CloudFront is integrated with - both physical locations that are directly connected to the global infrastructure, as well as other services. CloudFront enables multiple services including Shield for DDoS mitigation, Amazon S3, Elastic Load Balancing or Amazon EC2 as origins for your applications, and Lambda@Edge to run custom code closer to customers' users and to customize the user experience. Amazon CloudFront uses a global of edge locations to cache and route requests to the best possible location based on known latency, available capacity and many other factors.

Amazon CloudFront's Engineering team is looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer to build automation and tooling of critical service reliability and efficiency functions that ensures massively scaled, fault-tolerant and globally service for our end users.
Opportunities with CloudFront include:
• Leading change to develop simple, elegant solutions to complex operational or reliability challenges
• Utilizing hands-on technical skills to partner with team members and be comfortable diving into the fray as needed
• Building and systems to maintain good "fleet hygiene" and software and hardware lifecycle management
• Identifying and developing processes, tools, and software changes to address top operational issues

As a member of the CloudFront team, you will:
• Operate an business with global infrastructure and customers at a massive scale
• Own one of the lowest latency and highest throughput services in all of AWS
• Work closely with a great team of software developers and principal engineers
• Understand what it takes to grow and operate a global business at scale
• Be in charge of the complete software development lifecycle, defining, prioritizing, designing, building, and testing new features

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• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.


Debugging, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
Familiarity with Internet protocols such as HTTP/S, TCP, and UDP and web-services.
Experience building large-scale web services, systems backed by services, such as AWS
Experience with CDN, DDoS mitigation, engineering and related services is a plus
Experience with micro-services and CI/CD is a plus
Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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