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Software Development Engineer, Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

Full Time
3 days ago
Job summary

Amazon EKS is a relatively new team of AWS engineers that are building a core set of services to help our customers to run and use Kubernetes at scale on AWS. Given the massive scale and customer demand on Amazon EKS, our tenet is to contribute upstream to strengthen the design, scale, security and stability of the Kubernetes and etcd projects and ultimately Amazon EKS.

You will be part of a customer-obsessed team, focused on improving the experience of operating Kubernetes applications on EKS. You will develop services, internal and open-source tools, and preach best-practices to our customers. You will work directly with customers, understand their challenges and build solutions that help all customers.

If you want to work on Kubernetes or other CNCF OSS projects, this is the role for you!

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. 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. This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future

Key job responsibilities
Some things you'll do here
  • Collaborate with the community to integrate AWS services with Kubernetes
  • Maintain upstream projects related to Amazon EKS, and Kubernetes
  • Work with some of the largest EKS customers
  • Recommend architectural improvements to Kubernetes
  • Expand upstream test coverage for Kubernetes on AWS and EKS
  • Work on large scale problems across Kubernetes domains
  • Incubate revolutionary ideas that benefit Kubernetes and Amazon EKS
  • Troubleshoot and fix bugs reported by customers
  • Mentor junior engineers on design and coding best practices
  • Represent AWS technical chops in conferences


1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
Programming experience with at least one software programming language.


  • Experience working with or on Kubernetes or CNCF related software
  • Desire to work on open source projects and contribute to open source
  • Experience building Golang based services

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