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Software Development Engineer, ECS, Elastic Container Services

Job ID: 2658534 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.


ECS is the best way to run containers in AWS. We need Software Development Engineers who want to make it even better by connecting containerized applications through Service Connect. The Elastic Container Service is the infrastructure that our customers use to launch billions of containers each week. Our ability to scale and launch new features while maintaining availability is what sets us apart and keeps us growing fast.

You will be joining a team with the charter to make containers the first choice when architecting modern, highly scalable, available, and resilient applications. Here, you have the chance to be a part of defining how developers build connected containerized applications at the world’s largest cloud computing company.

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


Key job responsibilities
As a Software Development Engineer, you will:
• Help the team create a first-class experience for our customers
• Solve difficult problems with elegant and practical code
• Design, build, deploy, and own scalable and robust systems and tools
• Become a leader on an expanding team of engineers, learning and growing with fellow engineers
• Assist in driving architecture and technology choices for the team
• Develop project plans and commitments, and then deliver consistently against those commitments


- 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

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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.