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Amazon Software Development Engineer, Frontier Networking in Seattle, Washington


The AWS Core Networking Organization is looking for a Software Development Engineer to join our Network Fabric Engineering (NFE) team. As a Software Development Engineer, you will develop solution architectures, while also helping automate and invent new ways of operating Amazon's network. An ability to interact efficiently with customers, leadership and senior peers is vital in this role. As a key member of the team you are expected to develop best practices, improve operational procedures, constantly think pro-actively, deliver iterative impact for customers and help drive this culture across the wider team.

AWS Core Networking is focused on building Data Centers and the network that allows Data Centers to function efficiently. They own the solutions that allow racks to be aggregated and Data Centers to be interconnected. Core Networking's goal is to balance efficiency, performance and reliability to allow customers access to their applications and data.

Come join us in AWS Networking and enjoy the satisfaction that comes from successfully building software to scale and provide insights about one of the world’s biggest networks.


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Key job responsibilities

As a hands-on Engineer, you will participate in the complete software development lifecycle—defining, prioritizing, designing, building, and testing new features.

• You will operate an AWS business with globally distributed servers and customers at a massive scale.

• You will understand what it takes to grow and operate a global business at our scale.

A day in the life

As a hands-on Software Development Engineer, you will work in a 24x7 team on call rotation, with ability to drive into workplace for critical events/needs. Manage customers during problem resolution and operating efficiently under pressure.

• Sit at the computer during scheduled work hours with appropriate breaks while maintaining a high level of alertness and attention to detail.

• Travel to data center/network sites and Amazon/customer offices as needed.

About the team

AWS NFE (Network Fabric Engineering) owns datacenter network services that provide unconstrained connectivity to our customers, such as EC2, EBS, S3 and Amazon CDO Services. They own the networks internal to the datacenters end to end, including scaling and operational functions, for both traditional datacenters. They also own newer AWS offerings such as Outposts and Local Zones.

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

Seattle, WA, 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

  • 2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of computer science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design and analysis.

  • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.

  • Distributed systems and web services design and implementation experience.

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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 Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.