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Sr. Systems Engineer - Storage Services

Sr. Systems Engineer - Storage Services

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering
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North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

Job Description
We’re looking for technical leaders for one of the largest storage services on the planet; you’re perfect if you possess that rare mix of depth in Development Operations, Networking, Systems Engineering, and Customer Obsession. It's difficult to find all these characteristics simultaneously but if you have them all, you’re highly valued and a rare breed! Come help our talented team scale for the largest, most demanding customers on the Internet.

As a technical leader of the Storage Services Operations team, you will work on mission-critical infrastructures, tools, and processes that enable our systems to scale at a rapid pace. One day might be a kernel module investigation; the next, Internet transit planning. You'll investigate and create new systems for scaling development and production. You’ll need to be sharp and impressive with your DevOps magic.

You’re right for the job if you're comfortable with deep technical Linux, Networking topics, and distributed architectures. You'll excel if you have enthusiasm for digging deep and a flare for sharp technical communication, prioritization and organization.

Together, we’ll deliver the next generation of industry-leading storage features and help every business from the smallest startups to the largest enterprises run on the cloud. We’ll design, develop, and deploy the most scalable and distributed platforms in the world. We’ll shape not just our own products, but the direction of the industry through our choices. Come help us change the world!

What’s it look like?
Your goal is to build and guard the systems that delight customers, even when they don’t know they’re there.

Please send your resume to Josh Sacks (

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science or related field, or relevant work experience
  • Experience in 24x7 production environments
  • 7+ years Linux experience and associated tools/languages
  • 4+ year experience building scripts, tooling, and automation for large-scale computing environments
  • 4+ year experience in at least two of: Python, Java, Perl, Ruby, Bash/Shell
  • This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or additional relevant work experience
• Strong Linux server system administration skills
• Experience building tools for automation (building, testing, releasing, monitoring and alarming)
• Ability to dive deep into complex technical problems
• Experience with version control like Git or Mercurial
• Excellent problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
Networking and Linux skills
• Deep knowledge of C, C++, Java, Python, or Ruby
• Experience deploying or managing servers in large-scale, geographically diverse environments.
• Experience with capacity planning, utilization review & performance monitoring.
• Operational knowledge of common enterprise switching and routing platforms.
• Familiarity with Load Balancers and Firewalls.
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.


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