Software Development Engineer – Amazon Athena

Amazon Web Services | New York

Date listed

2 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time



Glassdoor Rating

3/5 (32000 reviews)

Keywords: serverless sql

This is a unique opportunity to jump on a team and business that is growing dramatically. Datawarehouses are central to the big data revolution, and Athena is at the forefront of revolutionizing the space with its serverless Query engine.

We are looking for Software Dev Engineers for Amazon Athena who have the passion to tackle technical challenges.

Amazon Athena uses ANSI SQL and works with a variety of open source standard data formats, including CSV, JSON, ORC, Avro, and Parquet. The New York team is at the code of the Athena engine, making sure customers can run their queries in the most efficient and salable way across a fleet of thousands of machines. Working in this team will expose your to work on several open source technologies and get deep into challenges on scalability, performance, languages, query engines and more.

A as Software Development you will drive and contribute to designs and code across the data plane stack. As Athena teams is growing dramatically in the next year, you will help build new parts of the system and learn from world class experts.

Skills & requirements

· 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.

Preferred qualifications:

· 3+ years of experience in development of distributed/scalable systems, scalability and performance consideration, and high-volume transaction applications - database systems a huge plus!
· Experience in shipping software as a service products
· Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
· Experience with SQL and No SQL data stores
· Excellent Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis

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