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Amazon Software Development Engineer, Identity Services in Seattle, Washington


Amazon’s Identity Services cares deeply about building and preserving customer trust. We are seeking engineers who will work with us to deliver the world's most secure, convenient and intuitive Identity experience.

We own the systems that enable identifying and authenticating every Amazon customer in the world. Every aspect of the Amazon global business depends on our systems to know who the customer is. If our systems are not up and running, the company stops. We balance keeping our systems fast, scalable and performant (no exceptions!) with rapidly delivering great features for Amazon customers and our developer partners. We have a hand in almost every major launch at Amazon so working with us you get exposed to all kinds of exciting initiatives. In short, we get to own and innovate on security features while also supporting nearly every other business at the company; the best of both worlds!

In this role you will be helping us build the next generation of Amazon’s Identity infrastructure using latest AWS offerings (e.g. Fargate, Lambda, ECS, DDB, VPC, etc.) to deliver industry leading security controls not previously possible. You will have the opportunity to partner with our Senior and Principal tech leaders to deliver zero-trust distributed systems, applying best practices for API, security and scalable system design. You will build event-based containerized micro-services that can easily scale to support millions of authentication operations per minute. You will deliver best-in-market authentication solutions such as WebAuthN approval notifications, and/or improve existing functionality to incorporate higher authentication assurance to protect high-value transactions for our customers. Our engineers are proud of the work they do and the impact it has when used by hundreds of millions of customers on Day 1, helping make their accounts more secure.

Work-life Harmony

Our team works together to provide work/life harmony for all team members. We recognize that the circumstances of our team members vary. We have an adaptive, honest and supportive culture that enables us to focus on the most important things and maintain high standards for our customers, while at the same time allowing for rich and happy personal lives.

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

Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

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

  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ 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 $115,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/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.