Sr Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


AWS IoT Greengrass team builds device software and web services software that makes it easy for customers to quickly and easily build intelligent edge devices, and remotely manage and operate software on their devices in the field.

We are looking for a creative and passionate senior engineer to own, build, and grow AWS IoT Greengrass web services offering. As a Sr. Software Development Engineer, you will be a lead engineer for the team and will have a key role, not only in software development and coding, but also in architecting high quality, scalable, and secure software solutions.

Key Responsibilities:
• Build highly scalable, customer-centric, and efficient applications.

• Responsible for the overall systems architecture
• Take ownership of ambiguous and complex problems and deliver solutions for them
• Drive new ideas, experiment with them, and see them through adoption.
• Learn from others and help grow those in your team to achieve their best

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:
• Exhibits excellent judgment

• Hires and develops great people

• Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)

• Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business or the technology

• Strong results Orientation

• Thinks big

Inclusive Team Culture
We are intentional about attracting, developing and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes, we do get to build a really cool service, but we also ensure an inclusive and welcoming culture is being developed and followed every day. We are looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable and able to work effectively with diverse team of peers; someone who will help
us amplify positive and inclusive team culture further.

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 we 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.

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 organizations 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.

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren't focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we're happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced lifeboth in and outside of work.


• 4+ years of professional software development experience
• 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 2+ 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, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
• 8+ years of software development experience
• 5+ years of experience leading software development teams


• Strong knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
• Experience building and operating a large scale distributed system
• Knowledge on AWS or similar cloud technologies.
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Job ID: Amazon-1420223