Sr. Software Development Engineer, EC2 Software Defined Networking

6 days agoSeattle, WA


Do you want to help lead the cloud revolution and build software that thrives at immense scale?

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) is a service that lets customers launch AWS resources in a logically isolated virtual network that they define. With Amazon VPC's simple set-up, customers spend less time setting up, managing, and validating, and have more time for building the applications that run in their VPCs. While VPC has seen tremendous growth since launch, we are still in the early stages of realizing its full potential.

We are a core team in AWS EC2 organization, enhancing critical services that underpin the network. Our mission is to join disparate networking configuration data at scale. As a Senior Development Engineer for VPC, you will be responsible for influencing and shaping the direction of our services as well as mentoring junior members of the team. You will define, plan, and execute on deliverables that drive game changing improvements for internal and external customers alike. VPC operates at large scale and enable customers to build high availability systems world-wide, so a passion and discipline around operational excellence is key.

Come help us make history with VPC.

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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.


  • 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
  • Experience with enterprise scale distributed systems


  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs
  • Experiencing mentoring junior software development engineers and driving engineering excellence
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Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1495258

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