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Software Development Engineer - Big Data, AWS Athena

Redmond, Washington, United States

Data is everywhere and customers need to efficiently query and analyze petabytes of data interactively and fast is growing every year. Amazon Athena makes it all possible so everywhere can get insights in seconds.

We work at the core of what makes a query engine tick, developing new capabilities from the ground up that and doing it in the most performant and cost effective way while being exceptionally easy to use. We are a small, entrepreneurial team that operates independently, but with access to some of the top engineers in our field across AWS.

You are passionate about technology and computer science and want to go deep in areas like distributed systems, query engines, performance optimization, and operational excellence. You'll also have the opportunity to work with and contribute to the leading open source big data and analytic frameworks like Hive, Spark, and Presto. You will enjoy competitive compensation and your contributions in this role will impact customers and businesses around the world.

As a senior leader, you'll be responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying some of our most strategic technical projects. You'll deliver large-scale, high performance production systems, design new software systems at the cutting edge of distributed technology, and have a significant bottom-line impact on our business results. You will draw from your technical expertise to mentor engineers, complete hands-on technical work and provide leadership on complex technical issues.
This is a senior engineering role and you'll have the opportunity to help shape our product roadmap and business direction and work and consult with principal engineers who are world-class experts in the field. You will be expected to deliver at a high level against ambiguous problems with minimal technical supervision. You will work directly with senior managers, principal engineers, and peer teams.


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.
Masters degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 3+ years of experience OR Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 5+ years experience, in: software development, including design, implementation, debugging, and support
Deep understanding of distributed systems and web services technology
Strong at applying data structures, algorithms, and Object Oriented design, to solve challenging problems
Knowledge of one or more modern programming languages such as C/, C#, Java
Passion and ability to debug, troubleshoot, and resolve highly complex performance and operational issues


Experience with serverless, big data, ETL technologies at scale.
Experience taking projects from scoping requirements through V1 launch and V2 iterations.
Knowledge of professional software engineering practices and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
Experience with highly distributed systems.
Proficiency with open source technologies such as Presto, Hive, Apache Spark, or Apache Impala.
Experience in production-scale software development.
Familiarity with JDBC/ODBC, SQL query processing, and distributed query engines
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, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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