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Sr. Hardware Development Engineer - Storage (L6)

Job ID: 1775304 | Amazon Data Services, Inc.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hardware Engineering team creates compute and storage server designs for Amazon’s innovative web services. Our designs are industry-leading in performance, frugality and operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and the more than one million customers who use AWS today. Our Hardware Engineers solve challenging technology problems, and build architecturally sound, high-quality server platforms and components to enable AWS to realize critical business strategies.

We are looking for an experienced Hardware Development Engineer to lead the design, integration and operation of next generation storage SSD for AWS world scale compute and storage solutions. The ideal candidate for this role will be an innovative, hands-on lead engineer seasoned in design, qualification, debug/failure analysis, and operation of solid state drives.

You will collaborate with internal development teams and external ODM suppliers to deliver truly innovative storage products with industry leading performance and quality. You will establish strategic vision and drive execution in defining and delivering new products and services. AWS Engineers are shaping the way people use computers and designing the future of cloud computing technology – come help us make history!

We're hiring for this role in Seattle, WA and Cupertino, CA.

What you will do: As a member of the Storage Hardware Engineering team you will be responsible for the design of our storage platforms and AWS specific hardware components. You will interact with engineers across the company, and work with an interdisciplinary team to execute product designs from concept to production including design, development, validation, and the successful implementation of your work at large scale. You’ll provide leadership in the application of new technologies to large scale server deployments in a continuous effort to deliver a world-class customer experience. We’re changing an industry, and we want individuals who are ready for this challenge and want to reach beyond what is possible today.

Why it matters: Public cloud IT services represent the majority of growth in the overall IT services market and will continue to do so for several years to come. The scale of AWS, combined with an understanding of how our hardware is used, creates a unique opportunity for hardware customizations that will directly benefit AWS customers. Amazon has thousands of unique services, both big and small that power the Retail website (, Amazon Web Services, Kindle, Amazon Instant Video and more. These services run on hardware around the world. We continually need to deploy newer, innovative, and more efficient and cost effective hardware. Your work will drive efficiency and significant cost savings while improving the performance and reliability of our websites and services. Your work will touch development teams and customers around the world.

Why you will love it: You will work directly with engineers across the company to build next-generation cutting edge infrastructure. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver features and functionality to our customers. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team and have ownership for the implementation of your work.


· Bachelor's degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience.
· 7+ years of experience in hardware design and development on SSD.


· Master’s degree or higher in Computer or Electrical Engineering, or related field.
· 10+ years of experience in storage component and/or platform design and architecture for large scale applications.
· 10+ years of hands-on hardware design, debug, operational and customer support experience with SSD based storage systems.
· Deep expertise with one or more of the following protocol stacks including block storage (NVMe, SAS/SATA), networking (Ethernet, TCP/IP) and interfaces (PCIe, I2C, ONFI, DDR).
· Experience with deploying and operating hardware and Cloud applications across large data centers within infrastructure constraints.
· Able to work in a diverse team.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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