Senior Software Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Database Migration Service team is looking for engineers to join its control plane team. If you are interested in working on large-scale, real-time data processing systems, this could be the role for you.

The AWS Database Migration Service helps customers migrate databases to AWS easily and securely. The service is used by customers across the world to migrate their most important data from their on-premises datacenters to Amazon services. Our customers depend on our services' reliability and security to handle their business data. More information on AWS DMS is available at

We are looking for an experienced Senior Software Development Engineer to deliver new features and drive improvements to the scalability and performance of the control plane. As we experience significant growth in our service, we need to improve the efficiency with which we move all our customers data through our system. DMS supports a wide variety of data sources and data targets, from databases to data streaming systems. DMS also delivers rich data transformation capabilities for our customers to process their data. Optimizing the data processing capabilities of the system requires delivering a reliable and secure system that can handle the complex set of requirements expected by our customers.

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.

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.

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• 10+ years professional experience in software development
• Proficient in one or more modern programming languages such as Java, C++, or C#
• Experience developing and supporting customer-facing HTTP APIs
• 5+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• Knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and/or distributed systems


• Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
• Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
• Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices
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Job ID: Amazon-1466553