Most of the time I write about the challenges posed by scaling infrastructure. Today, though, I wanted mention some upcoming events that have to do with a different sort of scale.

In Amazon Web Services we are tackling lots of really hairy challenges as we build out one the world’s largest cloud computing platforms. From data center design, to network architecture, to data persistence, to high-performance computing and beyond we have a virtually limitless set of problems needing to be solved. Over the coming years AWS will be blazing new trails in virtually every aspect of computing and infrastructure.

In order to tackle these opportunities we are searching for innovative technologists to join the AWS team. In other words we need to scale our engineering staff. AWS has hundreds of open positions throughout the organization. Every single AWS team is hiring including EC2, S3, EBS, EMR, CloudFront, RDS, DynamoDB and even the AWS-powered Amazon Silk web browser.

On May 17th and 18th we will be holding recruiting events in three cities: Houston, Minneapolis, and Nashville. If you live near any of those cities and are passionate about defining and building the future of computing you will find more information at the following URL You can also send your resume to and we will follow up with you.


James Hamilton
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