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Senior Software Development Engineer, EC2 Nitro Deployments

Job ID: 2520119 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.


- 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


Ever wondered how EC2 deploys software to one of the largest cloud fleets in the world? We are the EC2 Deployment team and we build the services responsible for safely deploying software to millions of EC2 hosts in 32 geographic regions across over a hundred availability zones. We do this by innovating on how to approach updating a fleet of our size and then turning those ideas into a highly available and scalable globally distributed system that provides the mechanisms to ensure the fleet is always up to date. Everything we do has to keep the safety of the EC2 fleet in mind as we are the last line of defense to limit the blast radius of failure modes that can impact customers like Netflix, NASA, Expedia, Snap, and Epic games.
You will work in Java, Kotlin, S3, DynamoDB, and other public AWS services and Amazon-internal tools. We don’t expect you to be an expert in, or necessarily even be familiar with, all the technologies listed above. We also don’t expect you to be an expert in deployment systems as the problems we must solve are unlike the things most people have ever had to think about.
In this role you will will design build and deploy highly available, distributed, fault tolerant services to empower AWS teams to launch new platforms and maintain availability and durability of the AWS cloud.

Key job responsibilities
• Collaborate with team members and other teams to design, and build innovative products
• Design and build scalable technologies in a large distributed computing environment, and help lead fundamental changes in the industry
• Design and code the right solutions starting with broadly defined problems
• Work in an agile environment to deliver high-quality software
• Conduct peer code reviews
• Participate in an on-call rotation to support the services owned by the team

About the team
Our team values work life balance. Most days, our team is co-located in Seattle Re:Invent office, but we are also flexible when people occasionally need to be remote. We generally keep core in-office hours from 10am-4pm. Team has full flexibility to come in earlier or leave later.
To support your career growth, we look for projects and tasks based on what will help you develop into a more well-rounded engineer and enable you to take on more complex tasks in the future.

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

Seattle, WA, USA


- 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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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $134,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $261,500/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.