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Amazon Web Services Software Development Engineer , Amazon DynamoDB in Seattle, Washington


Job summary

Come help us shape the future of one of the largest NoSQL database services on the planet! Amazon DynamoDB is one of the largest distributed database systems in the market, that delivers single-digit-millisecond performance at any scale. At DynamoDB, we continue to believe it is Day 1! We are a team within DynamoDB Storage Services responsible for providing features for live data analysis and data manipulation such as DynamoDB Time-to-live (TTL) and CloudWatch Contributor Insights for DynamoDB.

We are looking for software development engineers that are passionate about building software and making engineering decisions that have widespread impact across AWS, Amazon, and beyond. Many of the world's fastest growing businesses, such as Lyft, Airbnb, and Redfin, as well as enterprises, such as Samsung, Toyota, and Capital One, depend on the scale and performance of DynamoDB. In this role you will do everything from designing and implementing rock-solid components to launching a new service iteratively, maintaining and operating systems at scale, and evangelizing the work done by your team.

Engineers say DynamoDB is a technically challenging space that requires unique and innovative solutions. As a developer on the DynamoDB team, you will work with an amazing team who will help you hone your coding, design, and architectural skills. You will work with senior engineers on a daily basis, a fantastic opportunity to learn from the best and grow your career.

About us

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.

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth

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 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.


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

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

  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical discipline (or the equivalent)

  • Relevant work experience in software development

  • Excellent coding skills in any one of the following languages: Java, C#, Python, or JavaScript

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented design

  • Experience designing, building, and operating large-scale web services


  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field.

  • A track record of successfully delivering projects as part of an agile software development team.

  • Strong design skills around user experience. Eye for design and attention to detail. Experience with responsive web design.

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