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!

Open Role Highlight: 

Principal Engineers are Amazon’s most senior technical individual contributors, working on new challenges every day, pushing the boundaries of what we think is possible, and making impact at scale. Our team, Prime Video Client Engineering, develops the apps that allow customers to discover and stream Prime Originals, movies, TV shows, Live sports, local programming and hundreds of add-on channels such as HBO and Eurosport, anytime anywhere. If you are passionate about film, sport or TV and you’re looking for a role where you can maximize your impact as a world class software engineer then come help us achieve our mission of building the most customer-centric, immersive and visually-rich streaming experience on any device.


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!

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