Software Development Engineer In Test And Automation

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


The AWS Hardware Engineering team creates server designs for Amazon's innovative web services. Our designs are industry-leading in operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and millions of customers who use AWS services today. Our engineers solve challenging technology problems, and build architecturally sound, high-quality components to enable AWS to realize critical business strategies.

The ideal candidate for this role will be an innovative self-starter. You will be a software expert with deep knowledge in server firmware test and automation from production to deployment infrastructure. You will gain a strong understanding of our server firmware stack, and provide solutions to achieve operational excellence. You will use comprehensive knowledge of the Amazon tools that are available to you and find the best solutions to make end-to-end production to deployment operation more efficient and predictable. You will work with engineers across the company as well as external vendors to lead test and automation efforts. You will collaborate with internal and external development engineers (architecture, hardware, validation, software services) to design the next generation automation infrastructure. AWS Engineers are shaping the way people use computers and designing the future of cloud computing technology come help us make history!

What you will do
You will be a member of a team designing tests and automation systems for AWS-specific hardware and software. You will be a part of the firmware team to orchestrate the end-to-end production to deployment automation effort. You will explore emerging technologies and tools to make an impact on AWS' future operation. You will work closely with the AWS engineering teams to tailor services and tools for the AWS operation efficiency.

Why it matters
Public cloud IT services represent the majority of growth in the overall IT services market and will continue to do so for many years to come. The scale of AWS, combined with an understanding of how our software and hardware is used, creates a unique opportunity for component customizations that will directly benefit our customers.

Why you will love it
You will work with engineers across the company to build software to take care of firmware deployment for next-generation platforms. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver improvements for our developers. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team. You will have ownership for the implementation of your work. You will see direct product improvements based on the results of your work.


• Bachelors degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related industry experience
• 5+ years' experience in software development as an engineer
• 5+ years' experience with software development in C, Python, and database query languages.
• 5+ years' experience with server platform design, architecture, and test infrastructure.


• Deep understanding of server BIOS sub-system
• Experience with software development for server platforms
• Experience with Intel and/or AMD (x86) architecture
• Familiar with Firmware (BIOS, UEFI, FSP, AGESA, or coreboot) development process from build, test, to deployment.
• Working knowledge of scripting languages like Python, Shell, Make
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collaborate
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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Job ID: Amazon-1469193