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Software Development Engineer, CloudFront

Job ID: 2048506 | ADCI - BLR - DTA


Job summary
Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment. Our customers use CloudFront for fast and secure delivery of web/application content, on-demand video/music streaming, and live events streaming. Throughout everything we do, there's a core focus to be operationally indistinguishable from perfect. Our mission is to build and operate a better and secure Internet.

AWS CloudFront is looking for experienced Software Development Engineers to join our team to build critical, massively scaled, fault-tolerant and globally distributed credential and OriginDNS service for our end users. At AWS Cloudfront, working on systems with global scale is a daily part of the job. We solve hard problems. We build reliable, scalable, low-cost systems that serve our ever-growing customer base. We are constantly shipping features that drive innovation in the CDN market.

Opportunities with CloudFront include:

1/ Leading change to develop simple, elegant solutions to complex operational or reliability challenges.
2/ Utilizing hands-on technical skills to partner with team members and be comfortable diving into the fray as needed.
3/ Building automation to maintain software and hardware lifecycle management.
4/ Identifying and developing processes, automation, and software changes to address top operational issues.

As a member of the CloudFront team, you will:

1/ Operate an AWS business with globally distributed servers and customers at a massive scale.
2/ Own one of the lowest latency and highest throughput services in all of AWS.
3/ Work closely with a great team of system and software developers, principal engineers.
4/ Understand what it takes to grow and operate a global business at AWS scale.
5/ Be in charge of the complete software development lifecycle, defining, prioritizing, designing, building, and testing new features.

The CloudFront team:

1/ Is a group of technologists from diverse backgrounds.
2/ Obsess over our customer’s needs and experience
Loves building new innovative technologies and improving our existing ones.
3/ Wears multiple hats. We enjoy the prototyping and tinkering stages, as well as the rigor of making solutions production-ready.
4/ Is fast-growing, agile and collaborative.

About the team
About Us:

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives. 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 members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects 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.


· 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.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role


• Deep knowledge of Internet protocols such as HTTP, DNS, TCP, and UDP and congestion control topics.
• Familiarity with Linux operating system internals
• Experience building large-scale web services backed by cloud services, such as AWS
• Experience operating large scale distributed systems