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 continues to expand our Principal Engineer Community and we are actively looking for senior technical individual contributors across every business 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:

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.

Look through the employee profiles below to learn more about what Amazon’s Principal Engineering Community is working on and why it is exciting to them!

Job Highlight: 

Do you want the opportunity to focus on your passion to build, learn and solve challenging problems? At Amazon, we have a career path for those who want to remain hands on, but exercise significant ownership and influence across global services; acting as CTO and mentor, without being a people manager. As a Principal Engineer, you would be part of a global community comprised of our most senior technical individual contributors, pushing the boundaries of what we think is possible, and making impact at scale – both in terms of technology and the teams that build it.

My Amazon Pinpoint and Simple Email Service teams are looking for a Principal Engineer to build a high scale next generation system to help AWS customers create targeted messaging services including email, SMS, Voice and more to reach billions of end users every day using #Serverless, #ML & #BigData cloud technologies.

If these are areas where you’d like to apply your own passion and experience to #ThinkBig & #InventandSimplify in a fast growing industry, reach out to recruiting via

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