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SDE II-Finch, Nucleo

Job ID: 2665941 | Amazon Web Services, Inc.


We are looking for an experienced software development engineer to help define and build the future of Finch, an open source client for container development! This position is a developer role with a Nucleo team based in Seattle, WA. You will be engineering one or more of the core components of the product used by multiple AWS services, AWS customers, and open source community. You will contribute to the design of these components and work closely with other engineers on the team to deliver a reliable product. You will have the opportunity to mentor junior engineers and help them be successful.


Key job responsibilities
In this role, you will be part of a two-pizza team in an org of 30+ engineers. You will help establish technical direction, foster team culture, grow junior engineers and deliver exciting features to internal and external customers.

* Take end to end ownership of the software development life cycle. This includes design, testing and deployment
* Build software which allow customers who use Finch to deploy applications quickly and safely
* Champion operational, technical and process improvements
* Work with your manager and other engineers in delivering to the roadmap
* Interact with customers on public forums (AWS, GitHub) to respond to queries, issues, and complaints

A day in the life
You will have the opportunity to design and implement systems that delight our customers. You will also learn how things are built and deployed in AWS, brush up on operational excellence, and apply it on the job!

* Work with the open source community and teams at Amazon to lead and deliver innovations in foundational container technologies
* Collaborate with other engineers towards broader organizational goals and projects
* Collaborate with product and program managers, principal engineers for feature definition and delivery
* Work with other AWS teams to build innovative solutions that create value for our customers using Finch
* Stay aware of developments in the container space and upstream community projects
* Contribute to technical designs

About the team
Nucleo team within Serverless Containers builds, maintains, and operates products foundational to running containers in the cloud, many of which are also open-sourced. We are Bottlerocket, Container Runtime, and Finch. Together, these teams do foundational work to make AWS the best place to run containers, and engage with and contribute to strategic open source projects. Finch is an AWS sponsored open-source project for container developers that includes everything a developer needs for local container development. We announced Finch 1.0 release in November 2023 and have an exciting roadmap planned for 2024 which also includes contributing to open-source Cloud Native projects such as nerdctl and Lima.

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

Seattle, WA, USA


- 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
- You have a history of participating in open source communities and open standards
- Expertise in Go, C, C++ or Rust development in a Linux environment
- Experience with containerization of applications using ECS or EKS or Docker
- Experience in developing and maintaining system software for Linux-based operating systems

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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.