I almost missed a really important anniversary! Yesterday marked Amazon EC2's fourth birthday. Here are some of the ways that EC2 has grown and changed in the last four years:
|Availability Zones||One||Ten Availability Zones|
Elastic Block Store
|Operating Systems||Linux||Linux, Windows, OpenSolaris
|Management Tools||Command-Line Tools||Command-Line Tools
AWS Management Console
|Ancillary Services||-||Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, CloudWatch
|High Performance Computing||-||Elastic Map Reduce, Cluster Compute Instances|
We've done quite a bit, but we're not resting, not for a minute. We have a lot of open positions on the AWS team, including a really interesting developer position within the EC2 team. This developer will focus on EC2's dynamic market pricing features. In addition to experience with Ruby, Perl, Java, C, or C++, candidates should have some experience building large-scale distributed systems and an interest in operational scheduling, optimization, and constraint satisfaction. You can read more here and you can send your resume directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While I am on the subject of anniversaries, eight years ago this month I abandoned my full-time consulting practice to take a development position with the Amazon Associates Team, with the agreement that I could spend some of my time helping out with the effort to create and market the E-Commerce Service (which has since become the Product Advertising API). A few months in, I was asked if I would mind speaking at a conference. I guess I did ok, because they asked me to do another one, and before too long they invited me to apply for the position of Web Services Evangelist. I took on that title in the spring of 2003 and have been spreading the word about our web service efforts ever since. All things considered, this is a really awesome place to work. Day after day, week after week, things get more and more exciting around here. The pace is quick and I do my best to keep up. We do our best to understand and to meet the needs of our customers with regard to features, reliability, scale, business models, and price. I get to work with and to learn from a huge number of world-class intellects. If this sounds like the kind of place for you, check out our list of open jobs and apply today!