Software Engineer, ECS

3 weeks agoSeattle, WA


The Amazon Elastic Container Service team (ECS) is looking for Backend Engineers to help build the future of Containers on the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) platform in AWS.

Containers are a new compute primitive that enable developers to build modern applications. With Amazon ECS, customers define, deploy, orchestrate, and monitor their application without having to worry about infrastructure. This a huge area of investment within AWS, and the ECS team is growing rapidly.

We are hiring engineers with experience designing, building, and operating distributed systems that are fault tolerant, scalable, and highly available. We are open to candidates without expertise in containers, but believe in the impact that this disruptive technology will have. This role is a rare opportunity to help define the future of how developers use containers in the cloud, at the world's largest cloud computing company.

Here are some features the team recently launched. We are a highly visible, public facing service, and many projects you ship will have press releases!

Amazon ECS Capacity Providers

Amazon ECS Cluster Auto Scaling

AWS Fargate Spot

Amazon ECS with EFS Volumes

Amazon ECS Task Networking

To learn more about Amazon Elastic Container Service visit
A developer-focused guide can be found here:

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  • 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.


  • Experience building Java-based web services
  • Experience using Docker for packaging and deployment of applications
  • Understanding of Containerization Technologies
  • Experience with design/architecting large-scale distributed systems
  • Excellent customer focus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills.
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Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1413525

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