Sr. Kernel/Hypervisor Engineer, EC2 Accelerated Nitro

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connecticum Job 1688636 / 2428956

Sr. Kernel/Hypervisor Engineer, EC2 Accelerated Nitro

Stellen-ID: 2428956 | Amazon Web Services Development Center Germany GmbH - R28


EC2 is looking for an experienced Senior Kernel & Hypervisor Engineer for one of our virtualization organizations. 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, working in diverse work environment with a flexible schedule. You will be building the lowest layer of the Amazon Web Services software stack, engineering the Nitro Hypervisor and new EC2 instance families for AWS. You will have the opportunity to innovate, make new engineering proposals, and explore new areas.

EC2 Accelerated Nitro is an organization that powers the EC2 Nitro instance families, focusing on hypervisors, virtualization and accelerated computing. We engineering the Nitro Hypervisor and 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.

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Key job responsibilities
- Take end to end ownership of the software development life cycle, building new solutions across the virtualization software stack and influencing virtualization components. This includes design, testing and deployment.

- Drive operational excellence, improving the quality of the hypervisor and our instance platforms.

- Lead other engineers, improving processes, and partnering with product and program managers.

- Influence and contribute to the technological roadmap of your team.

- Work with other EC2 teams like hardware, software and firmware groups across the globe, driving innovative solutions.

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

A day in the life
- Work with your manager, and principal engineers in delivering to our roadmap.

- Lead engineers in your team towards high quality and operational excellence.

- Influence the EC2 roadmap with new ideas that solve customer challenges.

About the team
EC2 Accelerated Nitro has the two-fold mission:

- Leave no customer workload on-premises by engineering new EC2 instance families with hardware acceleration devices.

- Build the most feature-rich virtualization technology in the cloud.

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

Berlin, BE, DEU


- 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience
- 4+ 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
- 5+ years of programming experience with C /Rust or any compiled language.
- Direct experience with Linux kernel and/or virtualization development.


- 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
- 5+ years of experience using the typical Linux command line toolbox.
- Hands on experience working on the Linux Kernel.
- Proficient in at least one CPU architecture such as x86 or ARM.
- Advanced understanding of performance critical areas of the Linux Kernel.

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