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Develop products that amaze the world

The Software Development team at AWS is responsible for leading, designing, and developing our software applications and systems. As part of our team, you’ll be challenged to not only meet the needs of our customers today, but to predict and create what they’ll need in the future. And if that’s not enough, you’ll have the opportunity to tackle big technical problems and push the boundaries on what’s possible for cloud computing. Come join us and raise the bar with every project you work on.

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Areas we’re focused on today, while building for tomorrow

Software developers at AWS are continually raising the bar in engineering excellence. Working here, you’ll see why everything we create has the potential to have a big impact on our customers around the world.

  • Architecture

  • Security

  • Serverless

  • DevOps

  • Machine Learning

  • Open Source

Reimagining the world with generative AI

New technology creates new possibilities—especially at AWS. Our focus on putting generative AI into the hands of our customers enables developers to work closer to the product, at a pace that accelerates the impact of your work. Whatever your experience, you can build a new future at AWS.

An AWS builder working in generative AI works on a laptop in front of glass office windows.
A collage of images featuring AWS employee Ellen and her dog, her sneakers, and a group photo with coworkers.

For Ellen, the best part of guiding a team is watching them grow

It’s no secret things move quickly at AWS. Luckily Ellen thrives in this type of environment. “One thing I love about working here is how quickly things change. We evolve very quickly.” She carries this philosophy over to how she leads her team. By consistently nudging her developers outside of their comfort zone, she knows they’re growing in their careers. “Sometimes I’ll save conversations with engineers saying ‘I can’t do this’ or ‘this is too hard’ and then I’ll send it to them 8 months later when their project has launched. It’s a really great way to reflect on and celebrate everything they’ve accomplished.”

Ellen Hsu, SDM, AWS Elastic Containers, Seattle, WA

Odi approaches every day as an opportunity to make a real impact

What keeps Odi interested in his work is being able to build things that makes a difference. “Seeing something you create being used to help a business or industry is extremely satisfying.” When Odi joined AWS five years ago, he was most excited about working with new and experiential cloud technology—tech that other companies weren’t even talking aboutyet. “Developers have so many different options to solve problems because of the innovation happening here at AWS. It’s really exciting.”

Odi Enaholo, Sr. SDE in AWS Support, Samammish, WA

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Some see a cloud platform. Others see a developer’s playground.

AWS’s software engineering teams create the breakthrough infrastructure, solutions, and products that have redefined the future of cloud computing. Here are a few reasons these are some of our most popular products to date.

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    Amazon DynamoDB

    • 300 TB

      amount of data Dropbox migrated in less than two weeks.
    • 80.1 million

      number of requests handled per second on Prime Day.
    • 4x

      increase in daily revenue for FanFight, India’s top fantasy-sport platform.
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    Amazon EKS

    • 67.9 miles

      length weekly container images pulled from Amazon ECR would stretch, if placed side by side.
    • 50%

      of new container customers choose AWS Fargate, a serverless compute engine for ECS and EKS.
    • Billions

      of compute hours have been used on Amazon EKS.
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    Amazon EC2

    • 400 Gbps

      maximum ethernet performance available.
    • 350+

      instances for virtually every business need.
    • Up to 90%

      reduction in costs for companies who use Amazon EC2 Spot.

Outstanding people, amazing results

The scale and scope of AWS gives you more opportunities to create a career path that inspires and satisfies. Check out these employee stories and learn more about what we’re building at AWS.

  • Insights from an AWS software engineer

    Software development engineer Lucas Rettenmeier shares how the culture at AWS enabled his unconventional career journey, why he loves working on the DynamoDB team, and his advice for achieving work-life balance.

  • Helping developers around the world improve productivity with AI

    Three AWS builders share how they drew inspiration from their work to improve customers’ lives and their own professional fulfillment.