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Software Dev Engineer II, AWS EC2 Edge Frontier

Job ID: 2658101 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.


Do you want to grow and be part of a team that is building hybrid-edge cloud services used in virtually all corners of the world, in the most demanding industries, and the most challenging use cases? If you said yes, come join the AWS EC2 Edge Frontier family of services and help us revolutionize the world of hybrid-edge cloud computing!

AWS Outposts is a family of fully managed solutions delivering AWS infrastructure and services to virtually any on-premises or edge location for a truly consistent hybrid experience. Outposts solutions allow customers to extend and run native AWS services on premises, and is available in a variety of form factors, from 1U and 2U Outposts servers to 42U Outposts racks, and multiple rack deployments.

With AWS Outposts, customers can run some AWS services locally and connect to a broad range of services available in the local AWS Region. Run applications and workloads on premises using familiar AWS services, tools, and APIs. Outposts supports workloads and devices requiring low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, data residency, and application migration with local system interdependencies.

AWS EC2 Edge Frontier technology enables delivery of AWS services, and more specifically EC2, closer to customers and their infrastructure, outside the confines of an AWS Region. The Frontier technology businesses based on it including AWS Outposts, Wavelength, Local Zones, Telco, and Snow. Within EC2 Edge, the Frontier Core Engineering team is responsible for developing, provisioning, deploying, and operating the core software and devices running on the deployed Frontier and Snow devices.

Key job responsibilities
As an experienced developer on the team, you will contribute to all aspects of the software development life-cycle with a strong focus on embedded software: bootstrap, OS, file system & encryption as well as testing and deploying software and firmware updates to Snow and Frontier devices.

You will design and develop secure, reliable, scalable, and high-performance on-device software that helps expand the edge compute business. You will also contribute to cloud-based software to prepare devices for use. You measure and identify areas of improvement in our frameworks, tools, processes and strive to make them better. You will own the new features from inception through development and release.

We are constantly evaluating our success metrics and are obsessed with identifying new ways to measure our solution’s effectiveness and how to improve them.

Work/Life Balance - Our team puts a high value on work-life balance.

On-Call Responsibility - This position involves on-call responsibilities. We don’t like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our products are exceeding customer expectations. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the issue and ensure that root cause is addressed systemically.

Mentorship and Career Growth - Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our SDEs and other AWS EC2 Edge members truly enjoy mentoring and on-boarding new SDE members through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, doc reviews. We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded SDE and enable them to take on more complex features and services in the future.

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


- 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- Experience programming with at least one software programming language


- 3+ 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
- Experience in BIOS, BMC, TPM firmware and AWS services
- Familiarity with software development process from build, test, to deployment
- Experience with Linux kernel components and device drivers.
- Experience designing and building secure Linux based wired and wireless networking stacks in virtualized environments.
- Comfortable working in a cross-functional team and learning about new technologies

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $129,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.