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Software Development Engineer, Capacity Engineering

Full Time
2 days ago
Job summary
The EC2 Reservation Platform team is looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer to join our Seattle-based team. EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) is a part of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the global leader in public cloud infrastructure.

Our team owns a collection of products that support EC2, advancing the science of fleet management for the world's most sophisticated collection of public computing resources. These products include software services and web applications that help manage the scalable and efficient delivery of EC2 compute capacity to customers.

Our team leverages a variety of tools including Java, Javascript, Node.js, React, SQL, Ruby, DynamoDB, SNS/SQS, CloudWatch, and Lambda, as well as a wide array of internal AWS tools. Applicants don't need to be experts in all of these tools, but should be excited to learn new tools and how they can be used to solve problems in a complex, evolving software and hardware environment.

This role is primarily focused on architecting and writing code for back-end service development, with some middle/front-end work. We create solutions and also the metrics to monitor and measure our success. Our team not only delivers its own products and services, but also partners closely with other AWS engineering and business teams to jointly deliver impactful projects for our customers. The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively, both written and verbal, is essential to our success

As a new team member, you'll be expected to tackle ambiguous problems, work independently to make business and technical trade-offs in order to deliver results. But you can also expect receive support from fellow team members who will answer questions and work collaboratively to solve day-to-day problems and issues. As an experienced engineer, you will have opportunities to mentor less experienced engineers even as you rub shoulders with other senior engineers in our organization.

You will be welcomed as a fully participating team member in team rituals including daily stand-ups, design review sessions, demos, code reviews, and other team gatherings. We keep core office hours of 9am-4pm with some team members being online earlier and others later. As a team, we enjoy connecting socially while respecting the balance between work and personal life.

This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically one week every two months. We focus on building fault-tolerant systems to minimize being paged during off-hours, and when we do get paged, we make sure to root-cause issues and resolve them to eliminate repeat pages, fueling continual improvement.

As a team, we're invested in your career growth and success. We assign projects that balance the needs of the business with what will help each team member develop into a more well-rounded engineer and enable them to take on greater responsibility and more complex tasks in the future.

We're looking for someone who will enthusiastically participate in a team culture that values delivering results for our customers, consistently learning and growing, striving for excellence in operations & project deliverables.

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.

By delivering high-performance, low-cost computing with a few clicks and a credit card, AWS is changing the world by democratizing access to the same industry-leading on-line resources, whether you're a large enterprise our a budding entrepreneur. Come join us.


  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience.
  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design.
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.


  • Masters or PhD degree, further education or similar experience in any related computer science or engineering field
  • 5+ years hands-on experience with two or more general purpose OO programming languages including like Java, C#, C/C++, or Ruby
  • Experience in any of these areas: large-scale distributed application development, machine learning, Unix/Linux dev-ops, and deep-dive root-cause problem analysis
  • 1+ years hands-on experience working with public AWS services like DynamoDB, SQS/SNS, Lambda

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, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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