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Amazon Software Development Engineer, AWS WorkSpaces, AWS Workspaces Core in Bellevue, Washington


Amazon WorkSpaces Core is a fully managed, infrastructure only, VDI offering that includes a set of APIs for customers and third-party VDI software providers wanting to integrate with Amazon WorkSpaces purpose built VDI infrastructure. WorkSpaces Core allows IT administrators to continue using their familiar VDI software solution and end users can continue using their existing VDI client software. This results in a consistent end-user experience.

If you are someone who is excited to work on a massively distributed solution that upholds security, five nines availability, scalability, reliability and fault-tolerant tenets inherent to AWS services then join us! If you are someone who is looking for opportunities to innovate and creatively solve unique challenges then join us!

Apart from the above, you should also be somebody who is highly motivated, customer-centric, and is extremely passionate about building quality software as well as achieving operational excellence. A commitment to team work, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are essential. From an engineering perspective, it is a great opportunity to build distributed systems, using industry leading AWS constructs such as EC2, EBS, DynamoDB, EMR and SWF.

This team is a good fit for you if:

· You are sensitive to customer needs and interested in having a firsthand impact on Amazon’s global customer base

· You truly care about the business results of what you build, not just the elegance of the technology

· You like to solve interesting technology problems

· You enjoy collaborating in a diverse team environment

· You are a passionate learner and motivated to take on new challenges.

· You want to have fun; surround yourself with a highly talented pool of engineers that like to solve complex problems, but also enjoy work life balance.

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 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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Key job responsibilities

A successful candidate in this role will engineer new solutions or enhance existing solutions that enable customers to have a great experience when utilizing our virtual desktop offerings. This may require significant innovation to solve for problems where no solution currently exists in the industry.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Bellevue, WA, USA | San Jose, CA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $115,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.