Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

Seattle, WA

Senior SDE, AWS AppSync

AWS AppSync is looking for an experienced Senior Software Development Engineer to help us build and expand our highly-scalable, managed GraphQL service. After launching in 2018, our service has grown rapidly and now serves thousands of developers, including individuals, small startups, and large enterprises. We are looking for engineers who want to build software operating at the cutting edge of the industry to power mobile apps, web sites, and backend applications.
You will work with an exceptional team to solve hard problems and learn new skills. You’ll have opportunities to work with and learn from best-in-industry senior engineering talent. In addition to the technical challenges provided by the innovative use cases that we are working on, you will also learn how to build a service that meets AWS’s high bar for availability, scalability, and security.
You will be responsible for developing and driving the future direction of the AppSync backend services, along with its console user interface and other developer tools. You’ll meet with customers to help understand their use cases and make sure we maintain Amazon’s commitment to start from the customer and work backwards. You’ll help manage and operate our systems, using best-in-industry continuous-integration-and-deployment tools.

You’ll have a direct line to our customers’ experience and a direct means to improving it. On a daily basis, you’ll work with teammates to review each other’s code, mentor and be mentored, and create and implement system designs for the future of AppSync. You’ll have an opportunity to lead from day one, from leading projects, to driving technical processes, to selecting programming languages and frameworks, to teaching and learning from your teammates.

Learn and Be Curious. We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, job level etc. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. In addition to formal mentors, we work and train together so that we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.

Inclusion and Diversity. Our team is diverse! We drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. We are intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Team members are active in Amazon’s 10+ affinity groups, sometimes known as employee resource groups, which bring employees together across businesses and locations around the world. These range from groups such as the Black Employee Network, Latinos at Amazon, Indigenous at Amazon, Families at Amazon, Amazon Women and Engineering, LGBTQ+, Warriors at Amazon (Military), Amazon People With Disabilities, and more.

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