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Senior Software Engineer, AWS QuickSight, Inc. - Seattle, WA

Job DescriptionDo you like building software from ground up? Do you want to revolutionize the way people manage, visualize and interact with large amounts of data?Come and join the AWS Database Services and Analytics team \u2013 the creators of Amazon QuickSight, Aurora, DynamoDB, Redshift, and Relational Database (RDS) services. We are always building something new and improving something we have built. Most recently, we launched Amazon QuickSight, a very fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy for everyone \u2013 regardless of their technical skill \u2013 to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis and quickly get business insights from their data. As more data is being generated in the cloud and tens of thousands of customers migrating their on-premises data into the AWS cloud, Amazon QuickSight is positioned to change the business analytics. Regardless of whether the data is in Files (desktop or S3), SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MariaDB), AWS data stores (Athena, RDS, RedShift, Aurora), or SaaS business applications (Salesforce), Amazon QuickSight makes it easy for our customers analyze and get insights instantly. Our mission is to devise new, innovative ways to simplify data management and analysis and get insights fast, and let our customers focus more on running their business using those insights, and not worry about infrastructure management. In Amazon Web Services (AWS), our mission is to provide customers with best in class data services in the cloud to store, query and analyze the enormous data sets that their businesses generate. We build distributed storage, index and query systems that are scalable, fault-tolerant, low cost, and easy to manage and use. These are exciting times in our space \u2013 we are growing fast, but still at an early stage and working on ambitious new initiatives where an engineer at any level can have significant technical and business impact. Our team pioneered Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Redshift. Each service changed the course of database history by bringing new and innovative features to our customers. You can read about how DynamoDB is the fastest growing service in AWS history at And how Redshift is changing the course DW history here

Translate functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture/design/working software solutions.
Code and test system components; participate in code and design reviews.
Demonstrate ownership of end-to-end code quality, system tests, functional tests, and integration.
Partner/Collaborate across teams/roles to deliver results.
Be responsible for overall system architecture, scalability, reliability, and performance.
Mentor other engineers, define the technical culture, and help grow the team.

Basic Qualifications

8 years\u2019 experience writing large scale systems in a combination of C/C or Java and be familiar with software development under UNIX/Linux.
Candidates must have a strong computer science background. A Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience
Solid communication skills and ability to work well in a team are critical.
Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience delivering and operating large scale, highly available distributed systems.\u2022 Experience with database systems, query optimization, and storage systems.\u2022 Experience with large-scale data analytics and data warehousing.\u2022 Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, OS and distributed systems.\u2022 Understanding of system performance and scaling.\u2022 Possess excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities, and proven design skills.\u2022 Masters or PhD in Computer Science a plus

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Senior Software Engineer, AWS QuickSight, Inc. - Seattle, WA, United States


Location: Seattle, WA

Company Profile:
Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.