Software Developer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Come help us build planet scale networking solutions for customers! Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Networking enables customers to launch their instances in a virtual software-defined network known as a virtual private cloud(VPC). We strive to provide the best virtual networking constructs, platform and infrastructure on which customers run their cloud applications at planet scale!

We are looking for software development engineers that are passionate about creating application software that underpins the EC2 Networking system. On any given day, we use Java, Python, Ruby, DynamoDB, Lambda and CloudFormation, as well as other public AWS services and a host of Amazon-internal tools. We don't expect you to be an expert in, or necessarily even be familiar with, all of the technologies listed above, but we do expect you to be excited to learn about them!

In this role, you will help build the next generation control and distribution system for managing customers networking configurations on their cloud instances. You'll apply your creative and critical problem solving skills to develop and run multi-tenant services at massive scale. Above all, you will care deeply about the customer and delight in creating simple and elegant solutions that solve our customers' biggest challenges.

Here are few links which talk more about the space:

Evolution of Amazon EC2 virtualization

Here are the problems we are trying to solve in the VPC world

Want to know the fundamentals of EC2 VPC?

About 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 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 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.

This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two to three months. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.

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. You will have the opportunity to mentor newer team members and contribute to their success.


• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 1+ 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 or related field or equivalent work experience


• Experience with Linux networking stack and TCP/IP protocols
• Understanding of operating systems
• Experience with enterprise scale distributed systems
• Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
• Scripting (Perl Ruby/Python/Shell script)
• Passion for great customer experience and quality
• 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-1381417