After over two years of working at #aws in the #dynamodb team, I finally got to meet many of my Chime-pals in #seattle last week. I joined this team as covid was just getting started, and had never met the #team that I worked with.
I’ve worked with remote co-workers before, but I’ve never been in a situation where I have had to work with team mates who I’ve not met in person for so long.
There is something primordial, and innately human in an in-person connection that just doesn’t come through in teleconferencing applications. But it is more than that – when you only meet people in meetings, your interactions are strictly focused on the job at hand and it is much harder to make a connection with the person. That connection is the important thing that makes a team tick, that transforms a group of individuals into a team.
I feel blessed to be able to work with this team, to work on fun and interesting problems at truly mind-blowing scale, and to do it from afar.
In writing about Prime Day 2022 [https://lnkd.in/e-9bi5-w], Jeff Barr says “DynamoDB powers multiple high-traffic Amazon properties and systems including Alexa, the Amazon.com sites, and all Amazon fulfillment centers. Over the course of Prime Day, these sources made trillions of calls to the DynamoDB API. DynamoDB maintained high availability while delivering single-digit millisecond responses and peaking at 105.2 million requests per second.”
Think about that, and then think about the fact that this is just one of DynamoDB’s many customers, a list that includes names like Zoom, The Walt Disney Company, Dropbox, Netflix and many more [https://lnkd.in/e_wSjucm].
If you are interested in joining us, we (quite literally) have openings all over the world. We are hiring in Dublin, Seattle, Bangalore, Vancouver, and plenty of other places. We are also hiring individuals who will work remotely. Whether your passion is software development, operations, product management, program management, or engineering management, we have roles that you may find interesting. We are hiring engineers to work on the data plane, and the control plane, and if you look at the list of open jobs [https://lnkd.in/eVSSASjv] you’ll get a sense for some of the cool features that we’re working on.
Come join us for an exciting ride!!
I posted the above on linkedIn.