Senior Software Development Engineer - Aws Identity & Access

3+ months agoArlington, VA


Security is the #1 priority for us at AWS and Identity and Access Management (IAM) is at the heart of enabling secure resource access for customers. Our software handles every single request across all AWS Services. Think of scale at millions of requests/sec! If this sounds exciting to you, we should connect. Our mission is to build the most secure, reliable, scalable and performant authentication and authorization platform on the planet, which enables every AWS customer to have a secure access to their resources.

AWS has the most services and more features within those services, than any other cloud providerfrom infrastructure technologies like compute, storage, and databasesto emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and Internet of Things. Whether its Identity features such as access management and sign on, cryptography, console, builder & developer tools, and even projects like automating all of our contractual billing systems, AWS Platform is always innovating with the customer in mind. The AWS Platform team sustains over 750 million transactions per second.

We are looking for a talented software engineer who is passionate about taking complex problems and creating simple, scalable, maintainable solutions in authentication and authorization space. We're looking for engineers to design, evangelize and implement state of the art solutions at massive scale. You must have an established background in building large distributed systems, strong technical skills, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment. It is a highly technical space. You are a strong technical leader who effectively partners with other technical leaders in the team, understands the big picture, drives prioritization, builds consensus and rallies the team behind it. Responsibilities include providing technical leadership, driving architecture, design and implementation of complex components while maintaining an uncompromising bar on quality, and mentoring junior developers for software within the team. Additionally, as our organization is growing, helping with hiring top-notch engineers will be a plus.

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• 4+ years of professional software development experience
• 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for the design and implementation of large-scale distributed systems as well as experience in taking such systems from design to production and operating at large scale
• Experience defining system architectures and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs


• BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
• 8+ years of experience as a software developer
• Track record of building and delivering complex software systems to customers.
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Exceptional customer focus including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet ambitious timelines with optimal solutions
• Prior experience in defining, scoping and pitching the business and technical vision for a complicated area within a highly technical domain.
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Job ID: Amazon-1394079