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Sr Software Dev Engineer, EC2 Core Platform

Herndon, VA 20170
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Job summary
Come join the Amazon Web Services EC2 Core Platform development team responsible for a foundational components of the AWS EC2 service. This team owns services that manage core zone mapping functions, Image APIs, time, DHCP, and DNS.

In addition to meeting the technical qualifications, we are looking for an engineer that is creative, responsible, and eager to dig deep into technologies. We are looking for a problem solver who wants to understand business challenges, operational issues, software architecture, and how the three connect. We are looking for someone that is excited to learn from others while also bringing independent ideas and perspectives. We are looking for someone that helps make the team productive and fun to work in.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 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. Amazon€™s 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 Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn€™t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it€™s 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. While this team€™s home-base is Herndon, VA, we are currently all working remotely.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we€™re 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.

About the team
This team runs several services including the customer facing APIs used to manage Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), ntpd/DNS/DHCP services, and region mapping APIs leveraged by other EC2 services to support of the regional aspect of AWS. Currently we are all working remotely, but we like to periodically meet in the office to share a lunch and do team meetings. We are growing and hope you consider joining our team!


  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one software programming language
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or similar technical field.
* Strong Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, and problem solving.
* Experience working with at least one modern programming language such as Java, C, C++, C#, or Rust.
* Experience as both an individual contributor, but also delivering through other engineers via high level scoping, project decomposition, mentoring, design and architecture reviews, code reviews, etc.


* Experience developing in a Linux environment.
* Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems.
* Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team.
* Experience mentoring junior software engineers.
* Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.


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Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-12

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