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Software Development Engineer, AWS Global Accelerator

Job ID: 2660836 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc. - B02


AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain — and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

The AWS Global Accelerator is a Software Defined Networking service which improves network performance for a range of products including AAA video games, video streaming platforms, VOIP, Education and technology platforms, and social media applications. Our technology powers features for AWS services such as S3 and AWS VPN.

Our collaborative and inclusive team is looking for experienced, passionate, full-stack software development engineers. As a member of the Global Accelerator team, you will be creating new features for our globally distributed network offering running in 29 AWS Commercial regions today. You will have opportunities to engage with AWS customers, engage with other AWS service owners, propose and document new ideas to the team, and best of all develop and deliver new features to the delight of our customers.

If you are passionate about distributed systems, writing clean code, constant learning, and invigorated to work on a platform that runs critical internet workloads for AWS and its customers you should apply for this role. You will become an important part of running our global software defined networking service and learn what it takes to grow and operate a global business as AWS scale.

As part of the AWS Global Accelerator team, you will:
- Own defining, scoping, designing, developing and shipping features for a highly impactful AWS service.
- Make critical design decisions that impact across various AWS services.
- Learn what it takes to grow and operate a global business at large scale.

Key job responsibilities
- Design for new systems from scratch or improving existing systems and own the technical direction for the initiative from start to finish.

- Mentor and guide the team members to solve complex problems with simple solutions.

- Drive the big ideas to improve availability and performance of AGA Control Plane - Public facing APIs, provisioning workflows and integration with other AWS services.

- Develop high quality testable and maintainable software and participate in code reviews.

About the team
AWS Global Accelerator Control Plane team owns defining, designing and maintaining all the customer facing and internal APIs for the AWS Global Accelerator service. We manage our customer defined configuration and securely synchronize their configuration data around the world in seconds to ensure their applications are always responsive.

*Why AWS*
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

*Diverse Experiences*
Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

*Work/Life Balance*
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

*Inclusive Team Culture*
Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

*Mentorship and Career Growth*
We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.


- 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 building complex, distributed software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
- Proficient with cloud based development, web services and computer networks

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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.