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Amazon Sr. Systems Development Engineer, AWS HW Engineering Services Accelerators in Cupertino, California

Description

Do you want to build the backbone of AWS? Do want to build the future of the cloud? You are intrigued by the continuous release of newer AWS services and instance types that solve newer, bigger and more interesting business problems every day? Does that make you wish your talents were applied to those at cloud scale? If yes, then come join us - we are looking for builders like you.

The AWS Hardware Engineering team creates server designs for Amazon’s innovative web services. Our designs are industry-leading in frugality and operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and millions of customers who use AWS today. Our engineers solve challenging technology problems, and build architecturally sound, high-quality components to enable AWS to realize critical business strategies.

The ideal candidate for this role will be an innovative self-starter. You are knowledgeable of the full technical stack - vertically from baremetal server hardware up to the software in userland, and everything in the middle. You have tremendous interest in cloud scale and curious how systems and software decisions impact the user. You insist on highest-standards and are able to develop tactical solutions/tools to diagnose and fix issues. You are an excellent systems debugger - finding interaction issues between components on server systems. You are a leader with strong organizational, planning, and communication skills. You are a builder!

What you will do?

You will work with engineers across the company for delivering the next-generation AWS platforms. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver improvements for AWS. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team. You will have ownership for the implementation of your work. You will see direct product improvements based on the results of your work.

AWS Engineers are shaping the way people use computers and designing the future of cloud computing technology – come help us make history!

Why it matters?

Public cloud IT services represent the majority of growth in the overall IT services market and will continue to do so for several years to come. The scale of AWS, combined with an understanding of how our software and hardware is used, creates a unique opportunity for component customizations that will directly benefit our customers.

Why you will love it?

You will work with engineers across the company for delivering the next-generation AWS platforms. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver improvements for AWS. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team. You will have ownership for the implementation of your work. You will see direct product improvements based on the results of your work.

Key job responsibilities

You will be a technical leader solving complex architectural problems which may not defined before hand. You will be owning the teams systems and work proactively in identifying deficiencies, writing tactical code to solve issues before they impact customers, and working with your team to scale the solution. You will decompose big difficult server system testability, reliability and diagnosis problems into straightforward tasks, components or features that you will lead to deliver yourself and through others in parallel. You will use combination of hardware, software, system designs, x86 architecture, processes, diagnosis and operations knowledge.

A day in the life

Working with a variety of job roles (SDEs, SDETs, Hardware Engineers, TPMs, Managers, Principals) and groups (AWS Hardware Engineering, EC2, other AWS services) through server conception, test, launch, and operations. Driving high quality and reliability into future/new designs for AWS Accelerated server solutions for AWS Cloud.

About the team

We are the builders of AWS backbone (server) infrastructure. The team gets involved in early NPI phase for Accelerators for AWS cloud servers, and continues through launch and thereafter. Our software, services and automation are critical in design, EC2 instance build yields, launch go/no-go decisions, and fleet health thereafter. We build process automation systems to improve efficiency across the board.

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

Cupertino, CA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of programming with at least one modern language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, PowerShell, Ruby experience

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

  • 2+ years of designing or architecting (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other technical degree, or relevant work experience

  • Experience with modern technology devices in storage, network, memory as well as a variety of interface standards and protocols (I2C, IPMI, SPI, PCIe)

  • Linux kernel and user-space drivers for PCIe and external devices

  • Experience with x86 architecture, as well as ARM, and GPU/ FPGA devices

  • Strong focus on reliability, scale and diagnostics (including developing tactical and strategic tools using Python, Go, C/C++ or any other suitable high level language).

  • Passion for delivering tactical and strategic solutions to drive server build tempo and quality.

  • 7+ years or more in software development, systems development, SRE (Site Reliability Engineering), or Resilience Engineering

  • 7+ years of SysDE (Systems Development Engineer) or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years of server systems debug experience; debugging and root causing complex server platforms

  • 7+ years of experience contributing towards increasing durability, security, availability and scalability of systems through exploration, diagnosis and remediation

  • System thinking - ability to diagnose interactions between discrete components of server system and drive product improvements.

  • A strong understanding of OS internals, including network and storage subsystems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field

  • Experience with modern technology devices in storage, network, memory as well as a variety of interface standards and protocols (PCIe, SATA, SAS, NVMe)

  • Experience with validation of hardware, software, firmware and drivers and implementing test plans.

  • Strong Linux knowledge

  • Experience with x86 architecture, as well as ARM, and GPU/ FPGA devices

  • Experience with server validation, testing, issue root causing and coverage analysis.

  • Excellent knowledge diagnostics tools development with Python, Go, or C/C++ in fast paced environment.

  • Able to work in a diverse team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collaborate

  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role

  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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 $121,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $235,200/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. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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