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Amazon Systems Development Engineer, Device Management - Cloud Services, Global Edge Compute - COMET in North Reading, Massachusetts


Amazon is looking for Systems Development Engineers who are passionate, innovative and have a strong drive to automate and simplify. This position will report to the Software Manager for Device Management - Cloud Services within the Global Edge Compute Team and have responsibility for software engineering across numerous cloud-based services designed to manage edge devices at scale.

The Global Edge Compute team is responsible for services that manage Amazon's edge compute fleet - 1,000,000+ devices across 3000+ locations worldwide. Our systems manage everything from cutting edge robotics systems in Austin, to delivery stations in Cairo. We deliver innovative technical solutions to facilitate the massive growth in Amazon compute capabilities around the globe.

Our team's mandate is to design, develop, and operate the next generation of device automation systems that allow for the provisioning and management of edge devices at Amazon scale. We're looking for entrepreneurial and innovative individuals who thrive on solving tough problems.

Everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment. As an Amazon Systems Development Engineer, you will help tackle a diverse landscape of technical problems. We are a greenfield initiative, and you will play an active role in translating business requirements into concrete systems and prototyping concepts in partnership with technology leaders within the team and across the business.

You will design, develop and deploy reliable distributed solutions that operate at Amazon scale. You will work with a variety of core languages and technologies including Kotlin, Python, Linux, and AWS services, including GreenGrass and IoT. You will tackle challenging, novel situations every day and will have the opportunity to work alongside talented Amazon engineers to redefine an industry. Along the way, we guarantee that you’ll learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact on many people.

Key job responsibilities

  • You are constantly looking to make improvements to existing systems as well as looking for new problems to solve. You are not satisfied with the status quo.

  • You uphold the highest standards, and encourage those around you to do the same.

  • You are always looking for opportunities to learn about new technologies, new customer use-cases, or the inner workings of our systems.

  • You are always asking what we can do to make our customers' experiences better. Putting yourself in their shoes and working backwards from there.

A day in the life

  • Design and implement new, cloud-based, software solutions to aid in managing edge devices at scale.

  • Support team mates with insightful code reviews, peer programming, brainstorms and design discussions.

  • Ensure the nominal operation of our cloud-based services, expanding metrics coverage and upholding high operational excellence standards.

Amazon offers a full range of benefits that support you and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. Benefits can vary by location, the number of regularly scheduled hours you work, length of employment, and job status such as seasonal or temporary employment.

The benefits that generally apply to regular, full-time employees include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  • Maternity and Parental Leave Options

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • 401(k) Plan

If you are not sure that every qualification on the list above describes you exactly, we'd still love to hear from you!

At Amazon, we value people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. If you’re passionate about this role and want to make an impact on a global scale, please apply!

About the team

We own the infrastructure automation that manages Amazon Stores' compute and device infrastructure. We are passionate about taking complex infrastructure and abstracting it with self-service tooling. We embrace simple, decoupled, fault-tolerant solutions so we can spend more time innovating, and less time fixing.

Our team is tight-knit and operates primarily out of Boston with our peer teams located in Austin. We have a mix of experience levels, and work in a broad, collaborative space that has something for everyone. We care about the development of our engineers and are invested in helping each other attain our career goals.

This role has significant scope and can be a stepping stone to further career advancement within Amazon.

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

North Reading, MA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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

  • Knowledge of systems engineering fundamentals (networking, storage, operating systems)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of non-internship professional software development 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