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ML Apps Engineer for Neuron, AWS Neuron

Job ID: 2311187 | Annapurna Labs (U.S.) Inc.


AWS Neuron is the complete software stack for the AWS Inferentia and Trainium cloud-scale machine
learning accelerators and the Trn1 and Inf1 servers that use them. This role is for a senior software engineer in the Machine Learning Applications (ML Apps) team for AWS Neuron. This role is responsible for development, enablement and performance tuning of a wide variety of ML model families, including massive scale large language models like GPT2, GPT3 and beyond, as well as stable diffusion, Vision Transformers and many more.

The ML Apps team works side by side with chip architects, compiler engineers and runtime engineers to create , build and tune distributed training solutions with Trn1. Experience training these large models using Python is a must. FSDP, Deepspeed and other distributed training libraries are central to this and extending all of this for the Neuron based system is key.

Key job responsibilities
This role will help lead the efforts building distributed training and inference support into Pytorch, Tensorflow using XLA and the Neuron compiler and runtime stacks. This role and will help tune these models to ensure highest performance and maximize the efficiency of them running on the customer AWS Trainium and Inferentia silicon and the TRn1 , Inf1 servers. Strong software development and ML knowledge are both critical to this role.


  • 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience
  • 5+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
  • 5+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $134,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $261,500/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.