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Sr Software Dev Engineer, Global Edge Compute Infrastructure Engineering (Amazon Robotics)

Job ID: 2442772 | Services LLC


Amazon Robotics is looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer who is passionate, innovative and has a strong drive to automate and simplify. This position will report directly to the Senior Manager for Global Edge Compute and have responsibility for software engineering solutions across all teams.

The Global Edge Compute team is responsible for services that manage Amazon's edge compute fleet - 1,000,000+ devices across 3000+ locations worldwide. Our systems manage everything from cutting edge robotics systems in Austin, to delivery stations in Cairo. We deliver innovative technical solutions to facilitate the massive growth in Amazon compute capabilities around the globe.

Our team's mandate is to design, develop, and operate the next generation of device automation systems that allow for the provisioning and management of edge devices at Amazon scale. We're looking for entrepreneurial and innovative individuals who thrive on solving tough problems.

This is a high ownership role with significant scope, we value your ideas and are looking for people who want to help innovate.

Everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment. As an Amazon Software Development Engineer, you will help tackle a diverse landscape of technical challenges. We are a greenfield initiative, and you will play an active role in translating business requirements into concrete systems and prototyping concepts in partnership with technology leaders within the team and across the business.

You will design, develop and deploy reliable distributed solutions that operate at Amazon scale. You will work with a variety of core languages and technologies including Java, Python, Linux, and AWS services, including GreenGrass and IOT. You will tackle challenging, novel situations every day and will have the opportunity to work alongside talented Amazon engineers to redefine an industry. Along the way, we guarantee that you’ll learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact on many people.

Key Attributes and Responsibilities

A successful engineer in this role:

Loves Automation: 1M devices cannot be managed as snowflakes, we automate everything.
Is Highly Analytical: You solve problems in ways that can be backed up with verifiable data. You focus on driving processes, tools, and statistical methods which support rational decision-making.
Is Engaged by Ambiguity: You're able to explore new problem spaces with unique constraints and thus non-obvious solutions; you’re quick to identify any gaps in the team and the right person to fill them to best deliver value to customers.

You will:

Identify problems and develop solutions; you embrace performance metrics and measurement techniques because they help you assess how well system-related services are running. You are customer-obsessed and think about what you can do to make their experience better.

Work with Senior SDM for Edge Compute to lead teams of talented engineers, develop their engineering capabilities and guide them on making the correct technical decisions.

Key job responsibilities
You will drive key engineering decisions that impact device management for Amazon fulfillment sites globally. If you’re passionate about developing robust, highly available, scalable automated systems, at tremendous scale, this is an excellent opportunity for you. You will partner with multiple SDMs, robotics solutions engineers, product managers, and customers to innovate in the compute automation space. Our group owns making compute automation scalable and seamless across the globe.

A day in the life
The engineer for this role will:

* Implement new software by designing, coding and launching global edge compute automation systems
* Design software solutions for emerging business use cases
* Partner with SDMs and PMs to gather requirements and define features

Amazon offers a full range of benefits that support you and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. Benefits can vary by location, the number of regularly scheduled hours you work, length of employment, and job status such as seasonal or temporary employment. The benefits that generally apply to regular, full-time employees include:
1. Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
2. Maternity and Parental Leave Options
3. Paid Time Off (PTO)
4. 401(k) Plan

If you are not sure that every qualification on the list above describes you exactly, we'd still love to hear from you! At Amazon, we value people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. If you’re passionate about this role and want to make an impact on a global scale, please apply!

About the team
We own the infrastructure automation that manages Amazon Store's compute and device infrastructure. We are passionate about taking complex infrastructure and abstracting it with self-service tooling. We embrace simple, decoupled, fault-tolerant solutions so we can spend more time innovating, and less time fixing.

Our team is tight-knit and operates primarily out of Austin. We have a mix of experience levels, and work in a broad, collaborative space that has something for everyone. We care about the development of our engineers and are invested in helping each other attain our career goals.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Austin, TX, USA


- 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience
- 5+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team


- 5+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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