Software Development Engineer

1 month agoBoston, MA


The Elastic Block Store (EBS) organization is the hard-drive for the Internet, storing exabytes of data for millions of customers, powering some of the biggest websites and services available online. The EBS product allows AWS customers to quickly provision and use scalable storage that meets the needs of their business. We build scalable products that enable our customer's businesses to grow. EBS is growing as the amount of data used by businesses that run on AWS continues to increase.

EBS is one component of the larger Block and Object Storage (BOS) organization. BOS provides critical storage infrastructure that services millions of customers with businesses of all sizes. You will find EBS and BOS backing some of the most popular website on the Internet.

Within EBS, we are building up a dedicated team to focus on AWS' Outpost offering. AWS Outposts support customers who want to take advantage of AWS APIs, and AWS operational experience, but are unable to move to a hosted cloud environment. As a Software Development Engineer on the EBS Outpost team, you will be responsible for designing, coding and delivering high quality code to launch new features that will delight EBS Outpost customers. You will partner with other engineers inside and outside the EBS organization to design systems that work well together. You will have a leadership role in working within your team to consistently improve the team's development processes to reliably deliver on the highest value projects for the organization.

Our team works together to provide work/life balance for all team members. We recognize that the circumstances of our team members vary, and we balance work across the team so that we're all able to maintain high standards on behalf of our customers, while at the same time allowing for rich and happy personal lives.

In AWS, if you build it, you own it. EBS is a highly available 7x24 worldwide service requiring dedicated support from our engineering teams. We pride ourselves on a high level of ownership in the work we do. This means we hold a high bar for test automation, verification processes, design and code reviews to ensure that our systems meet the exacting standards our customers demand. We maintain a regular on-call rotation across our teams with engineers and managers all taking part to resolve the inevitable issues that arise. We work hard to minimize getting paged in the middle of the night as we recognize that a well-rested employee is a productive employee.

Upon joining EBS, every employee is paired with a peer buddy who will help you to quickly come up to speed in understanding the technology we're building, the tools we use and the business problems we're trying to solve. We hire exceptional people and we recognize the importance of coaching others. We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, and job level. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. On our internal "Broadcast" video streaming website, you'll find countless presentations by some of the brightest minds in computing discussing solutions to many of the exciting problems we're solving in AWS today with new live-streaming videos added every week.

We have a diverse team and drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. In EBS, our team members are active in Amazon's 10+ affinity groups, sometimes known as employee resource groups, which bring employees together across businesses and locations around the world. These range from groups such as the Black Employee Network (BEN), Amazon Women in Engineering (AWE) and Glamazon (our LGBTQ+ community).

Follow the links below to find out more about the exciting work being done in Elastic Block Store. Come help us move EBS and Outposts to the next level!

What is EBS and what do we do?

What are Outposts and what problem do they solve?

Learn about the latest EBS offerings from re:Invent 2020:

Learn about upcoming EBS and Outpost features in Andy Jassy's 2020 re:Invent Keynote:

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  • 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.


  • Experience taking a lead role in architecture, designing, and building complex software systems
  • Experience working with Python.
  • Linux, UNIX, UNIX tools.
  • Master's in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Experience in communicating with customers, technical, business teams and management to collect requirements, describe product features, and technical designs.
  • Experience with large scale systems.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
  • Experience working with AWS technologies like Dynamo DB, Redshift, S3 etc.
  • Experience mentoring Junior Engineers.

Client-provided location(s): Boston, MA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1527536

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