Software Development Engineer - Aws Identity & Access

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


The AWS Identity team builds the secure identity, access, and resource management foundation for customers to scale in the AWS Cloud. By joining the AWS Identity team, you will work on massively scalable, core technologies used for authentication and authorization to all AWS services (such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon DynamoDB).

Our mission is to make it easier, safer and convenient for AWS customers to run their business workloads confidently and securely. As part of this mission, we leverage large scale data analysis techniques such as machine learning and automated reasoning to help customers set appropriate access controls across all their AWS environments.

We develop our products in small teams using modern development methods and technologies. We strive to create high quality, scalable and usable products. Our standard workflows consist of automated testing, peer reviews and continuous deployment.

You are interested in delivering high-performing, reliable systems in a distributed environment, building and using large data collections and machine learning to deliver the next generation permission experience for all AWS customers. It is a highly technical space. You are a strong technical contributor who understands the big picture, operational aspects as and architecture of our code. Responsibilities will include building architecture, design and implementation of complex components with great quality. You like working in a customer oriented environment, dive deep in logs, metrics and similar tooling to unearth improvements and problems and look forward to work in a high quality international and diverse team. You will be mentoring others as well as given the time to learn and experiment with the latest technology, and build and deliver software within a positive team environment.

The ideal candidate is passionate about software development and has a track record of collaboratively designing, implementing, and launching new products or features.

Come join a team of bright, fun, passionate, and customer obsessed developers. We'd love to talk to you!

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.

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.

We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, job level etc. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. In addition to formal mentors, we work and train together so that we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.

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 we 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.

Meet some of our AWS Identity team members at


• 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 or higher in Computer Science or a similar degree
• Experience owning mission critical, 24x7 systems
• Strong understanding of either Java, Go or a comparable programming language
• Interest in or experience developing production web services or Service Oriented Architecture
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs
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Job ID: Amazon-1460539