Top AWS engineer Tim Bray quits $1m-plus job over Amazon firing employees

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Tim Bray, an influential software engineer who worked at Sun Microsystems and Google, has quit over fired workers.

Tim Bray, a VP and distinguished engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS), has quit his $1m-plus a year role at the cloud giant over Amazon firing a group of employees who publicly protested conditions at Amazon warehouses during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Bray joined AWS at the end of 2014, following a four-year stint at Google as its Android developer advocate. Before that, he was the director of web technology at Sun Microsystems, where he played a key role in the development of Java and its open-sourcing under GPL …