Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


AWS IoT Greengrass offers an open source Internet of Things (IoT) edge runtime and a set of cloud services that help you build, deploy and manage IoT applications on millions of devices. Customers can use AWS IoT Greengrass to build software that enables devices to act locally on the data that they generate, run predictions based on machine learning models, and filter and aggregate device data.

AWS IoT Greengrass is at the nexus of the next wave of innovation in IoT technology. If you are fascinated by the endless possibilities unlocked when bringing the familiar programming model to the edge from smart homes, wearables, medical devices, automobiles, intelligent industrial automation and more, this might be the right team for you!

The AWS IoT Greengrass team is recruiting Software Development Engineers to develop mission critical AWS Greengrass features to work locally and in conjunction with our backend cloud services. This is a new area that provides exciting challenges and new and diverse learning opportunities in an industry leading area.

We are technologists from diverse backgrounds who obsess over our customer's needs and feel a strong sense of ownership. The team is focused on delivering new capabilities and ensuring the service is secure and operationally sound and the team enjoys operating in an agile and collaborative manner.

In this role, you will enjoy seeing a direct impact of your work on real customer use cases. To be successful, you should thrive in an agile environment and be comfortable managing ambiguity. Similarly, you should be excited about IoT technologies and highly motivated to apply your software development skills to unlock the full potential when connected to the AWS cloud.

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-live 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 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.


• 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, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
• 8+ years of software development experience
• 5+ years of experience leading software development teams


• 2-4 years of industrial experience on software development.
• Experience building large-scale web services backed by AWS services.
• Experience with Authentication and Authorization technologies (TLS, SigV4, etc.)
• Experience in one or more specific IoT / M2M industry.
• Experiences contributing to open source projects.

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Job ID: Amazon-1471040