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Software Development Engineer, Amazon MWAA

Full Time
5 days ago
Job summary
Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA) is a managed orchestration service for Apache Airflow that makes it easier to set up and operate end-to-end data pipelines in the cloud at scale. If you share our passion for workflow orchestration at scale, innovative software development on server-less architecture and a commitment to contribute back to Apache Airflow open-source community, then we may just have a role for you.

We are looking for a software development engineer to drive feature development for Amazon MWAA. You will help define the technical direction, build/improve core MWAA components, and produce high quality design/code. You will also drive operational excellence of a large-scale AWS service.
How do you know if you are a good fit for us? You are fascinated by the challenge of building innovative, global-scale software systems. You value the purposefulness and connect to customers in every action, decision and code delivered. You are inspired by difficult problems and by quickly finding solutions that will stand the test of time. You relish the opportunity to take active ownership for building and operating a service that delights customers. You have a passion for open-source software and relish the opportunity to engage and build software together with the Apache Airflow community.

Why do we believe that we are a good fit for you? You'll be part of a team with smart engineers who value empathy, inclusion and thought diversity. We set ourselves a high bar on people-first practices and we strive everyday to help each other and our customers to be successful. We embrace the spirit of community driven development and have a core tenet to make Airflow the best workflow orchestration offering for all Airflow users irrespective of whether they use the managed service or self-deploy.

About the team
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have thirteen employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and 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 16 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-live 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. This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically three days a month, and also includes solving problems reported by customers. 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 Opportunities
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.


• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, Python, 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 designing, developing, and deploying distributed systems using AWS Services.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.

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, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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