Software Development Engineer , Quartz (Document Collabaration And Publishing)

Job summaryDo you want to be the founding member of a new AWS team?AWS (under the banner of AWS WorkDocs) is expanding into collaborative generation and publication of digital assets (incl. documents, spreadsheets), first for all Amazonians, then for AWS customers. We are funding a new team with the charter to build a document collaboration experience to support Amazons peculiar writing culture.Learn more about our writing culture here: AWS WorkDocs we want to create a frustration free document creation and publishing experience that allows authors to focus on the content (self-sourced or crowd-sourced), while we mechanize the rest (incl. collaboration, approvals, formatting, style and polish). Come be the champion for all professionals (incl. engineering and product leaders, engineers) who spend days trying to create that perfect document to communicate their ideas.This is an impactful charter as you will see the customer delight first hand. This opportunity will also allow you to grow your engineering leadership skills and learn more about how AWS operates internally, you will have access to the best product and engineering talent at AWS, working closely with other AWS Service teams (S3, EC2, Dynamo DB) to ensure we build a highly performant and scalable product.We value inclusion and diversification of thought and strive to create an environment where people bring their authentic selves to work.Come build (and have fun) with us!Key job responsibilitiesAs a software engineer on the team, you are responsible for:1) Designing and reviewing software architectures that meet/exceed the functional and non-functional requirements of our customers.2) Evaluating how we can leverage other AWS services and open-source technologies to reduce our time to build and increase operational stability.3) Implementing features (as a team) using an agile methodology (e.g. SCRUM, KanBan).4) Operating the services built by the team to achieve reliability and performance that raises the bar for our customers.4) Helping us hire and development other talent in the team.5) Promoting a high performance and inclusive team environment by role-modelling our leadership principles which includes treating others with empathy and focusing on our customers. About the teamInclusive Team CultureHere at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40, employees in over 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. Amazons culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.Work/Life BalanceOur team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isnt about how many hours you spend at home or at work; its 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.Mentorship & Career GrowthOur team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and were building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.
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