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Principal, Senior Principal, and Distinguished Engineers are Amazon's most senior individual technical contributors.

Amazon’s Principal Engineer Community sets the standard for engineering excellence at Amazon.  The community comprises Principal, Senior Principal, and Distinguished Engineers who are responsible for driving Amazon’s overall technical architecture. Principal Engineers at Amazon are pragmatic visionaries. They make a lasting impact that echoes through the technology, the product, and the company. They work on Amazon’s hardest problems, building high quality, architecturally sound systems that are aligned with our business needs. They remain hands-on and lead by example. By being close to the details, they earn the respect needed to be effective technical leaders. Principal Engineers bring clarity to complexity and demonstrate smart ways to simplify. They are leaders and mentors, setting excellent examples for their local teams and the entire Amazon engineering community. They meet regularly to question each other’s assumptions, illuminate pitfalls, and foster shared understanding across all groups at Amazon. Amazon's Principal Engineering Community created a set of tenets to articulate and perpetuate the guiding values and expectations of Principal Engineers at Amazon! Click here to learn more about the tenets. 

Amazon continues to expand our Principal Engineer Community and we are actively looking for senior technical individual contributors across every business at Amazon!

If you are interested in pursuing a senior individual contributor role at Amazon, please contact the Senior Technical Talent Recruiting team using this email alias:

The Senior Technical Talent Recruiting Team is the dedicated talent acquisition team responsible for hiring Principal, Senior Principal and Distinguished Engineers across the globe. We focus on finding the right role fit for senior level technical individual contributors at Amazon. 



June 1 marks the beginning of Pride Month in many parts of the world. Exploring the perspectives of people from all backgrounds, including LGBTQIA+ enhances our ability to create inclusive experiences everywhere.

Glamazon's theme for Pride 2022 is "Stronger Together" highlighting how Amazon is stronget when all employees feel welcomed, accepted, and encouraged to live in their true authentics self and share perspectives/ ideas.

Glamazon is a resource for the LGBTQIA+ community within Amazon. Glamazon started about 23 years ago with one employee who wanted to connect with other LGBTQIA+ Amazonians. There are now 207 active glamazon chapters around the world that host hundreds of community and learning events and celebrate Pride annually.

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