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Sr. Software Development Engineer

Job ID: 1692039 | Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.


Are you driven by new technology and enjoy building software to solve complex business problems? Would you like to work on a variety of high impact and business-critical projects in a fast-paced, collaborative, inclusive, and iterative delivery environment? If so, this is an excellent opportunity for you!

We are looking for passionate software engineers who have experience building innovative and high-volume applications. This is a high visibility team where you'll make a direct positive impact on the customer experience. We are excited about our roadmap that involves building technology for new business initiatives with the opportunity to work on grounds-up product development.

Additionally, on this team you will interface with key stakeholders, both domestic and international, who use our platform to address the need to streamline their government security clearance workflow process. This includes managing globally regionalized resources, implementing enhanced security measures, and building micro-services for data-exploration and visualization of business insights across AWS.

A qualified candidate for this role enjoys building highly scalable, fault-tolerant distributed systems using cloud-native architectural patterns. If you are interested in building services that allow AWS Security business to reach its innovative and aggressive goals, then we look forward to connecting with you.

The Senior Engineer will work on a set of technologies (full-stack) leveraging AWS and common industry standards. As a member of the team, you will work closely with the business to design and implement new features. You will be able to push your design and architecture limits by owning all aspects of solutions end-to-end. You will develop highly scalable, low latency, intelligent software that will have a massive impact for customers. You should have strong verbal and written communication skills, are self-driven, and can deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment.

In this role, you will:

  • Design scalable and fault-tolerant platform components that will power full-stack applications for building compelling user experiences
  • Collaborate with admin users and product teams on the UX design to understand needs, propose features, create early prototypes and transform them into exciting experiences
  • Propose innovative tools, frameworks, automations and processes that are used by teams across AWS
  • Write high-quality, maintainable code and perform peer code-reviews
  • Dive deep into client or server systems to optimize for performance, maintainability, scalability, and extensibility
  • Mentor your team members to promote engineering excellence

Please note that this position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen.

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 we 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 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust

Work/Life Balance
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work


  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, Python, C++, or C#, including object-oriented design
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems


  • 7+ years of experience operating business-critical services, familiar with operational best practices, particularly for large-systems
  • 3+ years of experience with cloud computing and/or distributed computing
  • In-depth knowledge of Linux/Unix tools and architecture
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in Computer Science or closely related field
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
  • Experience establishing and evolving engineering development processes
  • Experience in working with security and confidential data
  • Experience working on projects with multiple teams, communicating technical, design, interface, and feature requirements and implementation
  • Experience coaching and mentoring junior engineers
  • Demonstrated experience learning and delivering with different architectures, technologies, and languages
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role