Senior Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoDenver, CO


Help us push the availability and reliability of cloud infrastructure to new heights! The AWS Data Center Systems team builds services to monitor and data center infrastructure controls monitoring and alerting systems. Our services directly contribute to the high availability of AWS data centers and Amazon's sustainability goals. Teams in Data Center Systems solve problems of massive metric ingestion, distributed systems/cloud computing, data visualization, anomaly detection, analytics, and graph networks.

We are looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer who is passionate about leading the architecture and development of application software that helps keep Amazon data centers running efficiently and securely. On any given day, we use Python, Java, Go, Lambda, DynamoDB, and CloudFormation, as well as other public AWS services and a host of Amazon-internal tools.

In this role you'll be leading the architecture, design, development, and launch of new data acquisition and transport services in the data center infrastructure space. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define product features, and drive the system architecture and best practices that enable a quality product. Above all, you will care deeply about the customer and delight in creating simple and elegant solutions that solve our customers' biggest challenges.

About Us

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 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.

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 projects in the future.

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Due to the evolving COVID-19 environment, US-based Amazon corporate employees have the option to work from home through at least June 30th, 2021.


• 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
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, a related field, or commensurate work experience


• 6+ years experience building high scale distributed systems that handle big amounts of data
• Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and designing for performance, scalability, availability and security fundamentals
• Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers in all aspects of their engineering skillsets
• Experience in communicating with stake holders, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, product strategy and influence outcomes in technical decision-making
• Experience using Amazon Web Services
• Track record of building and delivering mission critical, 24x7 production software systems

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

For employees based in Colorado, this position starts at a minimum base salary of $122,300/yr. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

Job ID: Amazon-1472457