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Principal, Senior Principal, and Distinguished Engineers are Amazon's most senior individual technical contributors.

Amazon’s Principal Engineer Community sets the standard for engineering excellence at Amazon.  The community comprises Principal, Senior Principal, and Distinguished Engineers who are responsible for driving Amazon’s overall technical architecture. Principal Engineers at Amazon are pragmatic visionaries. They make a lasting impact that echoes through the technology, the product, and the company. They work on Amazon’s hardest problems, building high quality, architecturally sound systems that are aligned with our business needs. They remain hands-on and lead by example. By being close to the details, they earn the respect needed to be effective technical leaders. Principal Engineers bring clarity to complexity and demonstrate smart ways to simplify. They are leaders and mentors, setting excellent examples for their local teams and the entire Amazon engineering community. They meet regularly to question each other’s assumptions, illuminate pitfalls, and foster shared understanding across all groups at Amazon. Amazon's Principal Engineering Community created a set of tenets to articulate and perpetuate the guiding values and expectations of Principal Engineers at Amazon! Click here to learn more about the tenets. 

Amazon continues to expand our Principal Engineer Community and we are actively looking for senior technical individual contributors across every business at Amazon! We hire Principal Engineers in a variety of technical disciplines including data, database, front-end, hardware, network, security, software and systems development.

The Senior Technical Talent Recruiting Team is the dedicated talent acquisition team responsible for hiring Principal, Senior Principal and Distinguished Engineers across the globe. We focus on finding the right role fit for senior level technical individual contributors at Amazon. 

If you are interested in pursuing a senior individual contributor role at Amazon, please contact the Senior Technical Talent Recruiting team using this email alias: 


Amazon Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Cultúra celebrates the individuals who move Hispanic culture forward, because without tú there is no cultura. Amazon is excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, and honor the rich heritage of Hispanic and Latino Cultúra—this year’s celebratory theme. Cultúra is meant to recognize and celebrate the individual (tú) that helps move the culture forward, because without tú there is no cultura. We celebrate not just the Hispanic and Latino community as a whole, but the millions of individuals in the U.S. who add their own unique flavors to Hispanic and Latino culture. From the Spanish small business owner to the Afro-Latina musician, it is the love and passion of cultural heritage that unites this community.

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