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Software Engineer, App Mesh

Job ID: 2665945 | Services LLC


Are you familiar with Service Meshes? They're the dedicated infrastructure layer that facilitates seamless communication between services or microservices; making it easy to monitor and control services. Here's your opportunity to be part of the AWS Service Mesh offerings: AWS AppMesh and ECS Service Connect.

At the core of our mesh offerings lies Envoy, a versatile, open-source proxy deployed as a sidecar to intercept traffic. Are you eager to delve deep into the intricacies of service meshes, explore the capabilities of Envoy, and contribute to our Envoy Management Server (xDS)?

If you're passionate about unraveling the magic behind service meshes, keen on mastering Open Source Proxy: Envoy, and excited about shaping the future of ECS, we invite you to apply for the Software Development Engineer position on the AWS Elastic Container Services team. Join us in revolutionizing the way services communicate and collaborate in the cloud.


Key job responsibilities

As part of the team, you will be responsible for building our core services, integrating with other AWS technologies, contributing to open source software, and partnering with other services that our customers use today. Your work will help define the terms "application networking" and "service mesh" for our industry. You will be asked to think about features, scale and security at a global AWS scale. You will have the opportunity use your passion and customer focus to work with our product managers, customers, open source software maintainers, and partners to make our services delightful for our customers.

About the team
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.
This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. 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.

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. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


- 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
- Fundamentals in networking, and load balancing.

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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.