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Amazon Senior Software Development Engineer - Observability, AWS DMS Team in Boston, Massachusetts


AWS DMS is seeking a talented Software Development Engineer to join AWS DMS Observability team building the next generation of monitoring and observability platform. You will design, build and operate a massively scaled and highly available system.

Key job responsibilities

As a Senior Software Development Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Develop and maintain systems that allow for effective monitoring, logging, and tracing of software applications. This includes choosing appropriate tools and technologies, setting up dashboards, and ensuring the scalability and reliability of the observability infrastructure.

  • Develop and integrate tools for logging, monitoring, and alerting to enhance visibility into system performance. Ensure compatibility and efficiency across various platforms and services.

  • Collaborate with different engineering teams to integrate observability practices into their workflows.

  • Regularly analyze system performance and identify areas for improvement. This involves working closely with other engineering teams to understand their needs and challenges and providing insights and solutions for better system performance.

  • Consistently stay up-to-date with the latest trends in observability, logging, monitoring, and cloud technologies. Introducing innovative solutions and best practices to improve system observability and reliability. Experiment with new tools and practices to enhance the observability landscape.

  • Participate in strategic planning for the technology roadmap, including scalability, cost-effectiveness, and risk management considerations related to observability infrastructure.

  • Create comprehensive documentation for observability systems and processes. Prepare reports and insights for management regarding system performance and reliability.

A day in the life

Work/Life Balance Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. On-Call Responsibility This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. We don’t like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don’t get paged for the same issue twice.

About the team

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. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects that help our team members develop your engineering expertise so you feel empowered to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Diverse Experiences

AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the 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.

About AWS

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.

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.

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.

Mentorship & 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.

Hybrid Work

We value innovation and recognize this sometimes requires uninterrupted time to focus on a build. We also value in-person collaboration and time spent face-to-face. Our team affords employees options to work in the office every day or in a flexible, hybrid work model near one of our US Amazon offices. Our hybrid models allow you the freedom to work from home whenever in-office collaboration isn’t necessary.

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

Boston, MA, USA | East Palo Alto, CA, USA

Basic Qualifications

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

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

  • 5+ 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 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.

  • Knowledge of professional software engineering & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, software architectures, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing, and operational excellence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

  • Proven proficiency in monitoring tools (e.g., DataDog, Prometheus, Grafana, ELK stack) and cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP).

  • Experience creating solution architecture of large-scale Observability platforms.

  • Experience with designing and implementing log observability, metrics collections, metrics streaming services to ingest billions of events using Kinesis, Kafka, etc

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

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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.