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Senior Software Development Engineer, AWS Bespoke Solutions

Job ID: 2664762 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.


Are you interested in building embedded software for leading edge hardware to build end to end 100G+ solutions? Amazon is expanding Amazon Web Services (AWS) connectivity and is looking for help.

AWS seeks a Senior Software Development Engineer with experience developing embedded software on custom hardware including the most advanced FPGA SoCs. They will help architect, develop, and integrate scalable high assurance embedded systems in the AWS technology ecosystem.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance.


Key job responsibilities
- Develop embedded software using Rust, and integrate with third party libraries to build end to end high assurance 100G+ solutions.
- Develop low level drivers for ARM and RISC-V targets, Linux drivers and kernel modules, business logic, and scalable software solutions to interoperate with AWS services.
- Collaborate with design and system engineers to perform tradeoffs and architect new solutions for customers.
- Participate in design meetings to plan development and review peer designs.
- Help identify new opportunities and new technologies to improve the customer experience and add features.

Have questions about this role? Start a chat with the recruiter today! Please reach out to Krystan Silva at for inquiries.

A day in the life
You will work on a cross-functional team of hardware and software developers, writing embedded software in Rust to interact with custom hardware. You will use and develop CI/CD pipelines to automatically run your own unit tests, and hardware in the loop tests. You help deploy embedded software onto hardware targets and help debug issues that come along in RTL, hardware, or software. You will develop and document software sub-systems and components in Rust, you will coordinate with the team daily to make design decisions, resolve blockers, and review code. You will provide subject matter expertise in architectural discussions, and strategic planning meetings.

About the team
We develop AWS owned hardware solutions in order to scale globally, minimize cost, and maximize value for our customers. We are a growing team of hardware, software and FPGA engineers with a dedicated product development lab in Arlington, VA.

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

We are dedicated to supporting our 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 team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

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

Arlington, VA, USA | Denver, CO, 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


- 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
- Current, active US Government Security Clearance of Secret or above

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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.