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Senior Software Development Engineer, AWS OpenSearch

Job ID: 2551018 | Amazon Web Services, 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


Are you interested in building out a next generation cloud-scale analytics and search platform ? Do you want to revolutionize the way people manage and derive insights from vast volumes of data in the cloud? Do you want to have direct and immediate impact on a large number of AWS users? Do you want to be part of a fast-growing AWS service?

OpenSearch is the flexible, scalable, open-source way to build solutions for data-intensive applications. Explore, enrich, and visualize your data with built-in performance, developer-friendly tools, and powerful integrations for machine learning, data processing, and more.

Amazon OpenSearch Service is a fully managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale OpenSearch for log analytics, application monitoring, full-text search, vector embedding, neural search and more. Amazon OpenSearch Service is constantly innovating at rapid pace and follows OpenSource first model of developing OpenSearch in open.

Who are you? You’re an engineer who finds deep satisfaction in not just coding but solving customer problems. You find equal joy in learning something and sharing new information with colleagues. When a pager goes off in a room full of developers, you’re the one everyone turns to because of your deep knowledge of the systems you work on. The software you build is both functional and beautiful.

Key job responsibilities
As an AWS OpenSearch engineer you will:
- Design, develop, and support a world-class OpenSearch platform that manages thousands of search domains .
- Contribute to both open source code and managed service platforms.
- Work with senior engineers in the team to deliver components of the entire stack.
- Focus on scalability, performance, service robustness, and cost trade-offs (especially as they pertain to a highly-virtualized, elastic, cloud-based environment.)
- Apply scientific analysis and mathematical modeling techniques to predict, measure, and evaluate the consequences of designs and the ongoing success of our platform.
- Work alongside a dedicated operations team to develop and support the smooth 24x7 operation of our worldwide service.

About the team
Who are we? We are the core search platform team at AWS OpenSearch. Our mission is to provide the most relevant search results backed by a common query processing engine across OpenSearch offerings which is built for security, scale, resilience, performance, extensibility, and user friendly experience. The ability to search large amounts of data efficiently and securely is the foremost reason customers adopt OpenSearch, and we need to double down on our innovation on the search platform to make it faster and resilient at scale.

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

Bellevue, 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.