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Amazon Sr. Software Dev Engineer, Intent Driven Network in Cupertino, California


AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain — and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

AWS is looking for an experienced Software

Development Engineer who will be part of a team working on AWS Intent Driven Network. We are completely re-imagining how the AWS network is managed. A key part of this project is building a suite of management plane services from the ground-up, which the network fabric teams will use to scale and manage the networks. You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where delivery of new services and features is very rapid. You have an opportunity to shape how one of the largest networks on the planet is going to be operated for at least the next decade. The ideal candidate will demonstrate established software engineering expertise, having successfully developed and launched extensive distributed systems in collaboration with a team. You are adaptable, capable of excelling in a dynamic and entrepreneurial setting. You will be responsible for delivering high quality, extensible holding the code quality high, and expected to mentor and guide junior engineers. You are comfortable managing competing priorities and are able to bring order to ambiguous scenarios. You identify and implement optimizations for performance, scalability, and efficiency. Maturity, impeccable judgment, and the ability to influence and lead are essential to success in this role. You are data-driven and analytical. You have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both in writing and verbally, across organizations and up to senior leadership.

About the team

Within AWS Networking, the AWS Intent Driven Network (AIDN) team creates services and tools that make it easier for Amazon to manage and grow the AWS Network. We own an array of services and tools, ranging from highly-available distributed systems, to customer-facing Command Line Interface’s (CLIs) which bring a variety of engineering problems to solve. The team is working to build and deliver a long-lasting solution for our customers that will change the way the AWS Network is managed.

The team environment is collaborative and friendly. Team members support one another and experience professional growth through one-on-one mentoring from more experienced colleagues. The team seeks to maintain a high-bar through thoughtful team-wide design and code reviews with senior leaders. This team cares about individual career growth and seeks to align projects that help team members develop, so they feel empowered to take on more ambiguous and complex problems within the organization.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Diverse Experiences

Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship and Career Growth

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Working at AWS in the Core Networking Team • Meet Matt, Director, Core Networking --- https://youtu.be/DqTStjRtjX4

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

Cupertino, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

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

  • 6+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience

  • 4+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team

  • Experience with full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in computer science or equivalent

  • Experience leading the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

  • Experience programming with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

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

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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $134,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $261,500/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 https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.