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Principal Software Engineer - EC2 Accelerated Nitro

Job ID: 1563831 | Amazon Development Center DEU


EC2 Accelerated Nitro is looking for a seasoned and experienced Principal Kernel & Hypervisor Engineer for one of our virtualization organizations. As part of the team, you will be given the chance to have a significant impact on our systems, our business and most importantly our customers, working in diverse work environment with a flexible schedule.

You will be building the lowest layer of the Amazon Web Services software stack, developing the EC2 Nitro Hypervisor and building new EC2 Accelerated Computing instace families for AWS.

You will have the opportunity to innovate, make new engineering proposals, and explore new areas. Your work will span across CPU scheduling, memory management, interrupts, PCI subsystem, device emulation, and much more. You will be able to grow other engineers, and support one or more managers, via architecture and design proposals, as well as coding.

EC2 Accelerated Nitro is an organization that powers the EC2 Nitro instance families, focusing on hypervisors, virtualization and accelerated computing. We build highly operable quiescent hypervisors that provide near bare metal performance to EC2 instances. We also integrate hardware accelerators (GPUs, FPGAs, etc.) into the EC2 instance families to support advanced workloads, such as machine learning, high performance computing, inference or graphics processing.

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· BS in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent work experience
· 8+ years of experience developing an operating system kernel or production hypervisor
· Proficient in at least one CPU architecture, such as x86, PPC or ARM.
· Experience growing other engineers
· Able to work in a diverse team


· MSc/PhD in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent work experience
· 10+ years of experience working on the kernel or virtualization space
· Proficient in multiple CPU architectures