Software Development Engineer, AWS Lambda

2 months agoSeattle, WA


AWS Lambda is a fast growing service that is becoming the default compute infrastructure for a wide range of cloud applications.

The Placement team owns placing millions of customer functions on physical EC2 fleets backing Lambda. We take into account key parameters such as function requirements, historical performance, real time load and status of compute nodes etc. to make efficient placement decisions. This is a unique problem space that touches distributed systems and big data, and directly influences Lambda's CapEx needs, utilization and profitability.

In addition, we work on solving highly impactful scale, availability and latency challenges of running a tier-1 service in the critical path of Lambda's dataplane.

The team is growing rapidly and is looking for talented software engineers who can help us create the massive scale and powerful new programming paradigms that our customers need to be successful. If you're excited about cloud computing, want to help lead from the innovative edge, and have deep expertise in distributed system design, then join us in making Lambda the most successful computing platform on the planet!

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Job location is Seattle, WA. Relocation assistance available.


• 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, Engineering, Mathematics or IT related technical discipline OR in place of 4 years of relevant industry software engineering experience.


• Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems
• Experience in one or more of Java, C#, Object Oriented Language, Go, C/C++
• Demonstrated capability to provide depth and breadth technical leadership to agile teams.
• Track record of successfully delivering large scale software projects
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team
• Excellent customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive.
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