Senior Software Development Engineer

1 month agoHerndon, VA


Are you passionate about building insightful security solutions? At Amazon Web Services, security is job zero. Our team solves security hurdles in innovative ways, creating data-driven products to keep AWS customers secure.

As an AWS Senior Software Development Engineer, you will solve complex security challenges at a massive scale. We work with data from millions of sources, in support of hundreds of AWS teams. Senior Software Development Engineers are hands-on individual contributors that act as technical leaders for their teams. You will design software solutions, solve ambiguous technical problems, and elevate and coach junior developers. Our team is passionate about secure cloud computing, and we believe that world class service is critical to customer success. Come build with us!
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Work/Life Balance
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren't focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we're happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well balanced lifeboth in and outside of work.

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.


• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related field) or equivalent work experience
• 8+ years of professional development experience in one or more the following languages: C++, Java, JavaScript, C#, Python
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
• 2+ years of experience building distributed web-based applications or services across multiple programming languages.
• Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability


• Master's Degree or Ph D. in Computer Science or related field.
• Proficiency in software system design and analysis of algorithms and data structures.
• Experience coaching junior developers.
• Experience in security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, or application security.
• Experience delivering solutions using AWS products, such as DynamoDB, S3, SQS/SNS, Lambda, Elastic Search & EC2.
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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Job ID: Amazon-1317032