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Sr. Software Development Engineer (L6), Amazon S3, Multi-Region Access Points

Full Time
4 days ago
Job summary
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is storage for the Internet. Through the use of pioneering techniques in storage & computing, customers can reliably store their data on Amazon's proven computing infrastructure to achieve virtually limitless storage capacity at minimal cost. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that enables customers to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere in the world. It provides all customers access to the same highly scalable, reliable, secure, fast, inexpensive infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of websites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to the customers.

As a Software Engineer working on S3 Multi-Region Access Points, you will design and develop globally distributed highly available services that provide robust, safe and scalable ways for customers to build multi-region applications with the same simple architecture used in a single region. You will develop these services using Kotlin, AWS CDK, DynamoDB, Lambda and StepFunctions, on the AWS Cloud Platform. You will encounter challenges in the domains of performance optimization, availability and reliability, software defined networking, authentication and authorization and DNS. You will operate in a fast paced environment, and follow agile methodologies with a high level of ownership. Expect to ship software today that impacts millions of customers tomorrow.

We are looking for Engineers who can solve complex problems at large scale. Can you think big and simplify complex, sometimes never before seen, problems? Can you own a challenge and work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to deliver results all the while maintaining standards for your customers? If this describes you then please apply today!

Work-life Balance: Our team works together to provide work/life balance for all team members. We recognize that the circumstances of our team members vary, and we balance work across the team so we're all able to maintain standards on behalf of our customers, while at the same time allowing for rich and happy personal lives.

On-Call Responsibility: S3 services are highly available, but there are times when we occasionally stray away from our normal operations. To minimize the impact of such excursions, we have on-call rotations. However, we set these up so there are focused time periods when you are on-call and when you are not, so you can focus on your day job when not on-call.

Mentorship & Career Growth: We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, job level, etc. We can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. In addition to formal mentors, we work and train together so we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.

Inclusive Team Culture: We have a diverse team and drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Our 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, Amazon Women and Engineering, and LGBTQ+.

About the team
The S3 Alpaca team, which owns S3 Multi-Region Access Points, has a low operational load due to it being a relatively new service -- the service only went GA on September 2nd, 2021. This is an opportunity to start within a new team without legacy preventing you from ensuring that low operational burden levels are maintained. The system is predominantly built on native AWS enabling the team to move fast on designs and implementations. We leverage AWS CDK which enables us to avoid time-consuming internal Amazon tooling like LPT.


  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 2+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team


  • Bachelor's Degree or Masters Degree in Computer Science
  • Experience in building software at scale
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Adept at handling ambiguous or undefined problems as well as ability to think abstractly
  • Experience designing and implementing solutions on the AWS Cloud Platform

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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