Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoBoston, MA


The ability to continuously create and update software is critical for modern business. Companies across all industries now produce products that are primarily software based. Organizations struggle to build the capabilities to deliver software at scale and have inefficient development processes that are negatively impacting their business.
We are building a brand-new AWS SDLC product that will enable customers to continuously increase the speed, frequency and reliability of their development processes and software deployments. We are seeking builders to be technical design leaders on the founding team of this new AWS product.
On this team you will:
• Work with developers as your core customers
• You will design and build the architecture, identify and investigate new technologies, prototype solutions, and test and review changes, to deliver an exceptional customer experience
• Use core AWS technologies to design and build scalable web services and customer-facing APIs
• Develop software that enables customers to be productive building their own software
• Collaborate and work alongside a passionate group of software engineers and product folks who love making the tooling we each wish we had

The ideal candidate:
• Will influence product definition and leverage your technical skills to drive towards the right solution
• Has experience designing large-scale systems and is familiar with horizontal scaling, high throughput and massive, rapidly growing data sets
• Enjoys solving complex software problems, and possesses design and problem-solving skills
• Has an in-depth understanding in SDLC areas like IDE's, source code management, CI/CD and compliance solutions
• Is knowledgeable in distributed systems, event-driven architectures, graph databases and workflow engines
• Loves collaborating with senior leaders to design and build a large-scale AWS product from scratch

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.

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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.


• 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.
• Strong problem-solving ability and object-oriented design skills
• Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
• Experience mentoring other engineers
• Proven track record in Computer Science or a related discipline


• Experience building SDLC products and services
• Experience operating highly available services
• Working knowledge of event-driven architectures, workflow systems

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Job ID: Amazon-1461303