Software Development Engineer - Innovate on a New Platform in AWS @ Amazon Web Services, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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Software Development Engineer - Innovate on a New Platform in AWS

Amazon Web Services, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years professional experience in software development
  • 3+ years of experience in design and development of software systems in a highly ambiguous environment
  • 3+ years in more than one programming language with Java/Python/Javascript/C/C++/C#

Job summary
Do you want to innovate on a new platform with Amazon Web Services? Are you passionate about removing barriers to innovation for software engineers? Make it easier for AWS's builders to innovate by building scalable controls to demonstrate that AWS's source code, documentation, and other assets meet security standards and our customers' expectations!

As an AWS Software Development Engineer (SDE), you’ll be a hands-on coder and contribute to the design of services and applications with a team of engineers. We’re building new platforms from the ground-up, you get to build green-field projects in AWS.

To succeed in this role, you believe in high standards for code quality, code reviews, testing, and operational excellence. You support your peers to deliver results in a space that operates much like a start-up, with the autonomy to build the right solution from Day One. As a SDE with our team, you will collaborate with other engineers on technical direction, strategy with a career opportunity for growth that AWS can offer.

Our solutions will support programs in sustainability and compliance, and build a platform that will extend to first-class AWS services. You’ll join our team in AWS Security Assurance, collaborating with engineers designing solutions at massive scale.

This role is also located in San Francisco (CA), San Luis Obispo (CA), New York (NY), Boston (MA), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA) or Arlington (VA).

About Us

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 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.

Work/Life Balance
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 life—both in and outside of work.

Remote Work Options Available
We value your time to innovate and recognize the need for heads down time to focus on a build. We also value in-person collaboration and time spent face-to-face. Our team affords engineers with options to work in the office every day or work remotely in a flexible hybrid schedule.

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.


  • Experience with serverless computing, enterprise-wide systems, and AWS products
  • Experience working successfully with partner teams at remote locations
  • Understanding of Agile software engineering practices
  • Experience mentoring software engineers
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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