The Amazon SQS team is pioneering new cloud-based messaging capabilities that power a growing array of dynamic applications. Amazon SQS provides mission critical messaging to both large established companies as well as a diverse group of internet start-ups. Messaging has become a required architectural element for distributed systems and internet-scale applications where data producers and consumers may rely on asynchronous communication or highly pipelined data processing steps. As a cloud-based alternative to the complexity of traditional messaging servers or messaging-oriented middleware, SQS has started to change the messaging market.

At Amazon Web Services, we believe in simple, reliable, and low cost systems which serve our customers' needs. We plan to expand our services, our reach, and increase benefits to our customers and we need your help to get there.

Come work on Amazon SQS if you want to help define the future of internet messaging.

Are you an ambitious, self-starter with a passion for messaging? Amazon SQS is looking for people who excel in fast-paced, small-team environments. The Amazon Web Services business requires innovative thinking balanced with a strong customer and quality focus.

Amazon SQS is looking for software engineers to join our team. Our projects include scalable distributed systems that provide inexpensive, reliable, global distribution. This is an opportunity to join a world class team that is at the forefront of creating the next major computing platform. As a member of the AWS team you will help create a system that will set the pattern for a generation to come. You should be somebody who enjoys working on systems software, is customer-centric, and feels strongly not only about building good software but also about running that software in the real world. You must enjoy a close-knit team environment of shared responsibility. Ideal candidates will have strong distributed systems and web services design and implementation experience. You should have a thorough understanding of Internet protocols and experience implementing servers using Java in a Linux/Unix environment. To apply, please email your resume to

Applying is easy. Simply, submit your resume to the address mentioned in the sections above. Alternatively, please visit AWS Careers home page for all AWS career opportunities.

The Amazon SQS team is based in the Amazon Web Services offices located in the heart of Vancouver, BC, Canada. If you don’t live in Vancouver, we offer comprehensive relocation/temporary housing as a part of our package. Vancouver is one of the best places in the world to live and we’ll help get you here if you’re right for the job.