System Development Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


If you have a passion for systems software engineering and/or embedded firmware development, then this is a unique opportunity to build the core of the AWS cloud by delivering compute platforms. You'll be working on cutting edge technology that drives innovation from startups through major enterprises.

EC2 Firmware Team owns the intersection between EC2 Hardware and rest of software stack in the Nitro card. This team is involved in software/firmware development, platform bring-up and owns stability of platform software and firmware. This team is also responsible for development of tools and processes to measure firmware performance, qualification, monitoring and deployment across all EC2 platforms.

The EC2 Nitro Firmware team has multiple openings for experienced software and systems development engineers. You will be involved in hands-on software development including software design reviews, implementation, code reviews, new platform enablement/bring-up, automated test development, deployment, and monitoring to make sure your code is working properly at scale. You will closely engage with silicon designers, hardware engineers, internal/external partners to design, bring-up and launch new EC2 compute platforms.

The ideal candidate is expected to have solid understanding of computer science fundamentals, solid RTOS concepts (Linux kernel internals is a plus), low-level embedded concepts with ability to code in C/C++, strong scripting experience (Bash/Lua/JS/Python). Experience with version control systems, automated build processes and software unit testing are required.
Experience with x86, ARM, or AMD architectures, Linux kernel internals, embedded firmware development is highly desired.

This team creates the very core of the cloud, and is directly responsible for radically changing and improving the way that people use computers - come help us make history!

Our team is diverse! We drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. We are intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Team members are active in Amazon's 10+ affinity groups, sometimes known as employee resource groups, which bring employees together across businesses and locations around the world. These range from groups such as the Black Employee Network, Latinos at Amazon, Indigenous at Amazon, Families at Amazon, Amazon Women and Engineering, LGBTQ+, Warriors at Amazon (Military), Amazon People With Disabilities, and more.

We puts a high value on work-life balance. 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.

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. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.


• BA/BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent work experience
• At least 3 years of industry experience focused on C/C++ development and Java/Lua/Bash/Python scripting language
• Strong RTOS concepts with low-level embedded firmware development experience on x86/ARM or AMD architecture


• Skilled in at least two of C, C++ or Python
• MS or PhD in Computer Science
• 3+ years of industry experience focused on Linux with extensive embedded experience
• A solid understanding of Linux networking and/or storage
• Experience with distributed systems architecture and related technologies
• Experience developing embedded drivers for RTOS

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Job ID: Amazon-1444908