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Senior Software Development Engineer , EC2 Commercial Software Services

Job ID: 2660557 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.


Are you passionate about designing and developing highly available and large-scale services? Would you like to invent and build solutions for customers that truly make a difference in their business? Are you an experienced software engineer and a self-starter who is excited to build something new and work at cloud scale? If the answer is yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you.

A wave of innovation is bringing sweeping changes to EC2 services with new virtualization capabilities, deep platform integrations, and unimaginable scale revolutionizing traditional thinking around how we run enterprise workloads in the cloud. We are looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer to build new capabilities to help customers run SAP workloads on AWS. The EC2 Commercial Services team defines and builds integrations with external software applications running in cloud environments and interoperability between external and internal billing services, to support the growth and expansion of a unique product offering for AWS. Our team is expanding and continuing to build new capabilities for our customers migrating and running SAP workloads on AWS.


Key job responsibilities
As a senior SDE, you'll work alongside outstanding builders, principal engineers, and business leaders to create new capabilities that provide enhanced experience for our customers, influence product strategy, define system architecture and technical roadmaps, spearhead best practices and be a leader in the design and delivery of new products that'll shape the future of the cloud. All team members actively participate in product definition, technical architecture reviews, iterative development, code review, and operations. Along with this, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with customers to understand and ensure their needs are met. Clear, professional, verbal and written communication with teammates and customers is an important part of the job.

You will be inventing the foundation for the next phase of the products and beyond. A commitment to teamwork, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating a reliable, scalable, and high-performance service requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems.

You should enjoy working on complex systems, be customer-centric, and have a proven track record of building exceptionally high-quality software that delights customers.

A day in the life
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 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.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

About the team
Our team strives to place a high value on work-life balance, and we work to strike a healthy balance between your personal and professional life.

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 systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don’t get paged for the same issue twice.

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

Santa Clara, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, 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
- Knowledge of professional software engineering & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, software architectures, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing, and operational excellence
- Experience programming with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design


- 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
- working knowledge of SAP domain

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $151,300/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.