Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 10:10:27 AM Japan Standard Time
Germany, Berlin, Berlin

Full-time · Mid-Senior level

10,001+ employees · Technology, Information and Internet

About the job

Job Summary


As an organization, we believe in making a big difference in people’s lives. We do so by building ground technology that enables innovation to solve complex challenges. We engineer pioneering virtualization software that serves as the foundation to driving innovation efficiently, and nimbly. We influence the different layers of the stack, while attentively listening to our customers input. EC2 Accelerated Nitro is the organization that crafts and releases the hypervisors that power the EC2 Nitro fleet, and that drives the engineering parts of the EC2 Accelerated Computing business. We build highly operable quiescent hypervisors that provide near bare metal performance to EC2 instances. We also integrate hardware accelerators (GPUs, FPGAs, etc.) into the EC2 instance families to support advanced workloads, such as machine learning, high performance computing, inference or graphics processing.

Key job responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer to join the EC2 Nitro Hypervisor Team that delivers the hypervisor for new EC2 instance families and hardware upgrades for x86 and ARM architectures across general purpose, compute optimized, memory optimized and storage optimized instance families. This team is also responsible for adding instance features that improve the overall customer experience on these instance families. As part of the team, you will be given the chance to have a significant impact on our systems, our business and most importantly our customers.

You will be working on the lowest layer of the Amazon Web Services software stack, managing the Linux Kernel and Hypervisor development for AWS, improving the performance and stability experience of the EC2 Nitro Hypervisor, and directly influencing the customer experience for existing and new EC2 instance families for AWS. You will have the opportunity to innovate, make new engineering proposals, and explore new areas. You will interact with engineers and business owners across the company and work with an interdisciplinary team to execute design, test and deployment to data centers around the world.

About The Team

Our team is passionate about OS Internals, have deep technical knowledge and want to build solutions to challenging problems that directly affect millions of people:

Work-Life Harmony - Our team gives high value to work-life harmony. 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.

Mentorship and Career Growth - Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Experienced and senior members enjoys mentorship and knowledge sharing so that new members are on-boarded soon. We take care of employee career growth by assigning projects and task assignment based on interest and skill. We ensure that all the engineers get equal opportunities and solve complex problems of future.

On-Call Responsibility - This position involves development towards On-call responsibility. We work as a team to root-cause the issues and ensure our systems are resilient and fault-tolerant.

Inclusive Team Culture - Our team is diverse! We drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. We believe in attracting, developing and retaining talent from diverse backgrounds. We value different perspectives and looking for team players who are enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated and works effectively with team of diverse peers

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • 1+ years of software development experience using compiled systems language (C/C++)
  • Understanding of operating systems internals

Preferred Qualifications

Basic understanding of performance critical areas of the Linux Kernel.

Experience with Linux kernel and virtualization development.

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Company - Amazon Development Center DEU

Job ID: A2067845