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Amazon Web Services Software Development Engineer, Amazon FSx in Boston, Massachusetts


Job summary

Come change the way the world sees the Cloud!

Do you want to join a team of creative and talented software engineers who are building and operating world class services built on amazing open source technology? The Amazon FSx for Lustre engineering team is growing fast and we need your help to push the boundaries of the fastest cloud storage on AWS!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon, with over a million active customers in 190 countries around the world. AWS’s code serves millions of requests per second and it does so with sub-second latency and in a fault tolerant manner. Launched at Re:Invent in November 2018, Amazon FSx for Lustre is an AWS service that makes it easy for customers to launch and run high-performance file systems in the cloud. With Amazon FSx, in just minutes you can provision a Lustre parallel file system that can process massive data sets at up to hundreds of gigabytes per second of throughput, millions of IOPS, and sub-millisecond latencies. Our customers solve compute-intensive problems in a wide variety of industries, including genomics, media & entertainment, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, financial analysis and more, and they love it!

As an engineer on Amazon FSx for Lustre, you will design, build and operate petabyte-scale distributed file systems. Partnering with your team, you will be solving challenging distributed systems, systems programming, and networking problems using the latest hardware technologies AWS has to offer. You will be a key contributor to the future direction and growth of the service. You will be part of a team of highly productive and action-oriented professionals as we architect and implement the next set of features and functionality. Come join the Amazon Web Services engineering team as we revolutionize the world of high performance computing (HPC) and cloud storage!

Work/Life Balance

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

On-Call Responsibility

This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for two week's every three 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.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews.

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

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 we 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 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

This is a full-time position and is based in our Boston, MA office located in the Seaport District with parking, easy T access to South Station, and a beautiful view of Boston Harbor.


  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.

  • 1+ years of experience in software development

· 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

· Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

· 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.


· Experience with design and development of large distributed systems

· Proven troubleshooting experience

· Excellent problem solving skills

· Automation experience

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