Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoArlington, VA


Remote work is available, as long as You are within driving distance of the Amazon Office
Want to develop a customer-facing, business-critical AWS service? Amazon WorkMail is hiring Software Development Engineers to help us build new interfaces and features for our secure, managed email and calendar service.

On the WorkMail team, you will have the chance to learn all the ins and outs of the cloud as you build for a growing AWS service that is itself built on the AWS stack. For our service, teams build everything from browser-based user interfaces, to APIs and wire protocols, low-level storage and search technologies, message routing and anti-abuse technologies, and more.

If you have experience in, or interest in, mail messaging protocols and concepts, building applications in multiple languages, and building for client-side and server-side, and a sense of pride and ownership in what you work on, including a willingness to support it, we want to talk to you.

We don't expect you to have experience in everything - it's more important to be motivated to learn and improve your skills over time. Our team culture supports your active growth through collaborative task work, knowledge-sharing internal activities, quarterly hackathons, and mentoring.

You'll join a friendly and fun organization with diverse backgrounds and expertise and learn how Amazon builds and operates highly-available services at scale.

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.

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. 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.


• 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.
• Competency in computer science fundamentals such as data structures, algorithms, problem solving and complexity analysis.
• Clear, professional communication skills to be able to contribute effectively - including asking questions - in team discussions and in written media like design documents and tickets.


Experience in, or interest in:
• Email and calendar protocols and concepts
• Building cloud-native, resilient services
• Building applications that include a mix of client-side and server-side components

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

Job ID: Amazon-1430507