Duration: 9 Months (contract)
SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED
We are looking for hands on architects/developers who are passionate about: Helping customers develop scalable, highly available application solutions that leverage AWS services; Architecting and developing customer applications to be cloud optimized; Working as a technical leader alongside customer business, development and infrastructure teams; Providing deep software development knowledge with respect cloud architecture, design patterns and programming; Advising and implementing AWS best practices; Working as both an infrastructure and application development specialist; Agile software development and DevOps; and Implementing DevOps practices such as infrastructure as code, continuous integration and automated deployment.
REQUIRED SKILLS
Customer facing skills to represent AWS well within the customer's environment and drive discussions with technical personnel regarding design, development and architecting best practices; Strong practical application development experience on Linux and Windows-based systems; Experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability; Agile software development expert; Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins); Strong scripting skills (e.g. Bash, Powershell, Python, Ruby, Perl, etc.); 5+ years of Application development and design experience; Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges; Hands-on experience leading the design, development and deployment of business software at scale; BS level technical degree required; Computer Science or Math background preferred; MS degree desired; and Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to work effectively across organizations;
PREFERRED SKILLS
Extensive experience developing, designing and developing applications in an AWS Cloud environment; Hands on programming skills in multiple of the following: Java, .NET (C#), Python, Node.js, Ruby, C/C++, or Scala; Hands on development skills with relational databases (Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL) or NoSQL databases (Cassandra, MongoDB, DynamoDB); Experience diagnosing performance problems and tuning code, SQL, and deployment architectures to improve performance; Experience migrating applications from one OS to another (ex. Solaris to Linux) or from one database to another (ex. Informix to Oracle); Experience with designing and building application using AWS services such as EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS OpsWorks; Experience with unit or automated testing tools (e.g. Junit, TestNG); Hands on familiarity with CloudFormation, Terraform; Experience with configuration management platforms (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible); Integration of AWS cloud services with on premise technologies from Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Client, SAP etc.; Extracurricular software development passion (e.g. active open source contributor); and Advanced degrees in information systems, engineering and/or business.
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