Sr. Software Development Engineer, Amazon EC2

Feb 14, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
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Full Time
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is looking for developers with C++, Java, or Ruby experience to build and operate the software behind our innovative pricing models and markets that are revolutionizing the software industry. Our team is focused on exciting and challenging problems, like:
  1. Building out and optimizing the software behind our pricing models (think of everything it would take to build and scale a stock exchange for computing resources)
  2. Empowering developers from around the world to migrate their applications to these new pricing models (e.g. features to reduce friction, APIs, tools, architectural patterns, etc.)
  3. Developing a platform for other AWS teams to build their own versions of our pricing models
Members of this team have the opportunity to work with some of the smartest software engineers in the industry to deliver significant impact for the Amazon EC2 business by driving additional revenue and reducing the costs. For instance, this team is tasked with selling Amazon EC2's ever-changing unused capacity. The first iteration of Spot Instances (, a dynamically priced offering based on supply and demand, is just the beginning. This pricing model enables customers to set the price they are willing to pay for an instance, and run their instances while their bid (e.g. the price they set) meets or exceeds the current Spot price. We are growing this team to significantly expand our feature set and manage our rapidly increasing scale.

We are looking for passionate, experienced Ruby, Java or C/C++ software developers that can design and deliver high quality solutions in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast. Developers on this team need a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems.

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