Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoArlington, VA


Are you passionate about technology and solving hard problems? Do you want to grow your skills as you help us grow and scale the world's largest cloud computing service? Do you want to make history and have fun doing it? If so, Amazon Web Services Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) is looking for people just like you! EC2 is at the core of AWS services and we are growing every day to meet the demands of our business as we continue to scale.

EC2 Nitro drives the planet's largest, fastest growing and most feature-rich compute cloud. Nitro is AWS's ground-up design for virtualization at global scale built on a fully custom stack of hardware, firmware and applications. Nitro has enabled EC2 to support Intel, AMD and Amazon's custom silicon - Graviton2 - while raising the industry bar for security and performance across our product line. The EC2 Server Provisioning team is the assembly line for EC2, turning new servers into EC2 virtualized hosts running customer workloads across the globe. Every EC2 customer instance running on every host-type, in every data center , across the globe has passed through services operated by this team. Engineers on EC2 Server Provisioning become subject matter experts on distributed, asynchronous services running at global scale.

The EC2 Provisioning team lays the foundation on which every EC2 service - both internal and external - runs. The team is responsible for the software infrastructure that is required to make racks of hardware received from manufacturing into cloud infrastructure that allows our customers to run the wide variety of EC2 instances that are available today. The scale of this problem spans many millions of this devices across globe and every new EC2 instance type launched is built through EC2 Provisioning services. To add some spice to the challenge - the infra must be able to manage live devices without any down time to our customer and keep the growing EC2 fleet healthy.

The infra and technologies needed to this are growing and innovating at rapid pace. Work is primarily done in Java and includes the full lifecycle of software development, including requirements, system design, implementation, testing, monitoring, alarming and reporting. Software Development Engineers work closely with EC2 Principal Engineers and other technical leaders to refine technical direction, and then follow through with detailed analysis, designs, and high quality code.

About Us
Inclusive Team Culture
Our team is diverse! We drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. We are intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. 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, Latinos at Amazon, Indigenous at Amazon, Families at Amazon, Amazon Women and Engineering, LGBTQ+, Warriors at Amazon (Military), Amazon People With Disabilities, and more.

Work/Life Balance
We are flexible on work location and will work with new employees to tailor their office vs. home work experience to best suit their needs. We value work-life balance and 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 and dive-deep into code reviews, sharing knowledge and experience. 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.

This team creates the very foundation of the AWS cloud and is directly responsible for changing and improving the way EC2 operates and supports our customers at the global level - come help us make history!


• 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.
• At least 3+ years of industry experience with Java, GoLang or other systems programming language such C++ and a demonstrable mastery of programming.
• A BA or BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience.
• Professional experience with Linux Systems including familiarity with systems programming and shell scripting/tools.
• Someone who values and thrives in an environment rich with diversity of people and ideas.


• In addition to Java, skilled in at least two of C, C++ or Python
• Experience scripting with Python, Ruby, BASH or other common scripting language.
• MS or PhD in Computer Science
• 4+ years of industry experience focused on Linux with extensive embedded experience
• A solid understanding of Linux networking
• Experience with distributed systems architecture and related technologies
• Familiarity with AWS technologies such as EC2, EBS and S3.
• Excellent written communication skills.
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Job ID: Amazon-1350801