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Amazon Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, Washington


We are the People eXperience Foundation organization (PXF), responsible for building the employee experiences and distributed web services that supports over 1 million Amazon employees every day through the Amazon culture. We provide the one-stop experience that employees use daily to manage their employment, grow their career, manage their teams and remain connected to life at Amazon. Our product innovations guide employees by anticipating their needs and enabling them to complete tasks through low-effort, highly automated and intelligent workflows. At PXF we serve Amazon employees by delivering user experience and technology innovations that drive employee productivity, raise the Amazon bar and help Amazon become Earth’s best employer.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will participate in the design, implementation, and deployment of highly scalable, architecturally sound products for daily global use by Amazonians. You will work in cross-functional teams and learn how to solve complex problems.

Are you passionate about developing products that scale and perform at high availability using AWS technologies? Do you have the customer obsession to build experiences serving hundreds of thousands of Amazon employees daily? If so, come build with us!

Key job responsibilities

· Responsible for the end-to-end design, development, test, implementation of complex problems including planning, risk, trade-offs.

· Guide and ensure quality of architectural decisions across products and teams.

· Work with customers, technical staff, business leaders to define and deliver complex features.

· Identify and pursue opportunities for integrations across the org and outside to deliver outstanding value to customers.

· Help establish the long-term success strategy for your systems, development best practices, and operational excellence processes.

· Provide technical direction and mentor junior team members.

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

Bellevue, WA, USA | San Diego, CA, USA | Seattle, 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

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

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.