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Senior Software Development Engineer, AWS Elastic Block Store

Full Time
6 days ago
Job summary
Amazon Web Service's Elastic Block Store organization is the backbone of the cloud, responsible for the cloud storage services for business' of all sizes. With exabytes of data, you will find EBS backing many of the most popular websites on the Internet.

EBS is growing as the amount of data used by businesses that run on AWS continues to increase. EBS is the hard-drive for the Internet, storing exabytes of data for millions of AWS customers. The EBS product allows AWS customers to quickly provision and use scalable storage that meets the needs of their business. We build scalable products that enable our customer's businesses to grow.

Within EBS, the Stats organization builds software systems to drive business insights that enable EBS to both understand current customer patterns as well as identify the next big product offering for our customers. As a Senior Software Development Engineer (Sr. SDE) in the organization, you will be the technical leader on a team that owns software systems that help EBS process exabytes of data running hundreds of millions of queries per day. You will be responsible for writing high-quality code that will be deployed to production. You will also partner with other engineers inside and outside the EBS organization to ensure that your code results in usable solutions for your customers. Come help us move EBS to the next level!

Amazon SDEs play a critical role in Amazon. They bridge the gap between customers and technology to quickly design and deliver scalable and maintainable systems. As you take on more responsibility, you will have input into your team's roadmap and sprint planning process. You may also be involved in making commitments to your customers outside of the organization. You will mentor engineers, other SDEs as an exemplary practitioner of Amazon's leadership principles. While there are on-call responsibilities, we strive to help all Amazon employees achieve a sustainable work-life harmony. Come have a big impact by reshaping EBS's big data landscape!

Follow the links below to find out more about the exciting work being done in Elastic Block Store.

What is EBS and what do we do?

AWS blog posts about the Elastic Block Store:

re:Invent 2019: What's New in Amazon EBS

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 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.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

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. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Key job responsibilities
Be a part of the team that drives improvements to the performance, availability, scalability, and durability of EBS volumes. This is an opportunity to be part of a team chartered with helping the EBS organization go faster. We own and maintain services that allow the EBS organization to ingest data and derive insights from their fleet telemetry at a petabyte scale. We are working on projects that help engineers measure and analyze the quality and performance of EBS server and drive insights from their fleet, both operational and business insights. Our team's focus has been centered around development of software systems that enable EBS SDEs to quickly, safely and securely derive insights from telemetry data.

A day in the life
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 that we're all able to maintain high standards on behalf of our customers, while at the same time allowing for rich and happy personal lives.

About the team
We're looking for innovative engineers to help change the dynamics of providing Volume Health Insights and shift the balance towards outlier detection, monitoring and troubleshooting; while processing hundred of petabytes of data which includes complex data structures. Our efforts will shift to providing support to EBS SDEs in leveraging our platform and services; while continuing to add critical features and functionality to improve EBS's overall quality and release posture.

Upon joining EBS, every employee is paired with a peer buddy who will help you to quickly come up to speed in understanding the technology we're building, the tools we use and the business problems we're trying to solve. We hire exceptional people and we recognize the importance of coaching others. We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, and job level. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. On our internal "Broadcast" video streaming website, you'll find countless presentations by some of the brightest minds in computing discussing solutions to many of the exciting problems we're solving in AWS today with new live-streaming videos added every week.

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 (BEN), Amazon Women in Engineering (AWE) and Glamazon (our LGBTQ+ community).


  • 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


  • Experience designing and deploying components for complex software systems.
  • Working on complex, cross-organizational projects
  • Experience with multithreaded, concurrent processing
  • Experience operating enterprise-scale distributed systems

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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