Software Engineer - Aws Fargate Data Plane

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


The AWS Container Services organization is responsible for building and operating some of the core services that help customers run containerized microservices, including Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, Amazon ECR, and AWS App Mesh. We have an ambitious roadmap that seeks to redefine how our customers build their applications and run them at scale. AWS Fargate is one of our big areas of investment. We want to let developers take full advantage of the speed, agility, and immutability that containers offer so they can focus on building applications rather than managing infrastructure.

To achieve this vision, we are looking for a Software Engineer for the Fargate Data Plane team. The Fargate Data Plane is responsible for running container workloads ( This is where Fargate and Firecracker ( meet and also where we work with other cutting-edge technologies such as container security, logging, metrics, and observability in the broadest possible sense to help customers run their tasks.

If you are someone who is interesting in building high performance software and passionate about freeing developers to focus on building applications instead of managing infrastructure, this job is for you. You will be joining a team with the charter to make containers the new compute primitive and the first choice when architecting modern applications. You will have the chance to be a part of defining how developers use containers at scale.

If you join our team, you will:
• Obsess over your customers and deliver a first-class experience for them
• Take ownership of ambiguous problems and deliver solutions for them
• Work on the complete software development life cycle: definition to delivery
• Use data to make decisions and validate assumptions
• Learn from others and help grow those in your team to achieve their best

Inclusive Team Culture
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 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.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We 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.
This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.

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 thorough, but kind, code reviews. 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.


• 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.
• BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience


• 2+ years of professional software development experience
• MS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
• Technically sound in software development activities and life cycles.
• Experience with containers and the broader container ecosystem.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong analytic and problem solving skills.
• Solid knowledge of Linux internals.
• Internet and operating system security fundamentals.
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Job ID: Amazon-1381441