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Amazon Senior Software Engineer, Project Kuiper in Redmond, Washington


Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

Builder Operations and test systems team is responsible for delivering software that runs on custom hardware, and helps manage satellite operations on ground. We are looking for an engineer with experience in device software, tcp communications, system level c/c++/rust programming experience along with knowledge of foundational AWS cloud services such as IAM, Lambdas, Step functions, Cloud watch etc.

The candidate would participate in all phases of software development from requirements through implementation and test to operations. You will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design solutions. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open, collaborative peer environment. You will work with cross-functional partner teams and lead efforts with engineers from requirements to deployment.

You will participate in the design, integration and improvement of the SW. This includes designing and implementing a wide range of low-level software on our hardware and other low level programming activities.

Export Control Requirement:

Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Key job responsibilities

  • Design and Implement System Architecture for Launch Umbilical Ground Support Equipment

  • Partner with device software, frontend, networking, and security engineering teams

  • Scale production implementation to support global deployments

A day in the life

This role is for a Software Development Engineer who will design and build launch support equipment and support Kuiper launch operations. You will be building low-latency, highly scalable architecture that are critical to getting high quality internet service to customers.

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

Redmond, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

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

  • 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience

  • 5+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $151,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $261,500/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.