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Linux DevOps/Systems Engineer

Linux DevOps/Systems Engineer

Job ID 
386798
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
3/22/2017
Company 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

AWS is hiring a Linux DevOps/Systems Engineer for the Intelligence Community’s commercial cloud services!

Are you ready to challenge yourself by joining one of the fastest growing areas in Amazon’s e-commerce services platform? We are seeking talented system engineers to help us evolve our services and to improve customer experience across the globe. We build systems that process metering and bills on an unprecedented scale, with accuracy, speed, and mission-critical availability.
You will:
  • Define, design, and implement multi-tier distributed software applications
  • Estimate engineering effort, plan implementation, and rollout system changes that meet requirements for functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, and adherence to development goals and principles
  • Provide deployment and operations support for large multi-tiered distributed software applications
  • Independently design and develop tools to aid in operations and automation as well as work jointly with other team members to deliver innovative solutions to complex business and technical challenges.
  • Collaborate in a fast paced environment with multiple teams in a dynamic entrepreneurial organization.
  • Improve customer experience by providing greater visibility on their bills and manage their cost more efficiently.
Do I have the right stuff? You’ll need to:
  • Demonstrate that you can be a solid Linux sys admin, with experience in rolling out application changes to multiple systems in a production environment
  • Demonstrate an extraordinary sense of ownership and passion for writing world-class software.
  • Demonstrate an ability to dive deep into complex technical problems
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess excellent problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
What do I get out of this?
  • You will work with some of the most talented and innovative professionals in the industry and you will be empowered to engineer world-class software services that are used by millions of people around the world.
  • You will become a Ruby scripting whiz, and will learn automation for rolling out new services
  • You’ll learn the general structure, functions, and capabilities of the major product lines for all of Amazon’s AWS suites.
  • Outstanding career and growth opportunities and an exciting team-oriented atmosphere.

Basic Qualifications

This position requires that applicant selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain a TS/SCI US Government clearance with polygraph. TS/SCI eligibility is not required to start; however, the applicant selected will be subject to a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified national security information. Applicants with a current SSBI, SBPR, or PPR, may be eligible for crossover in accordance with ICPG 704.4.

  • 5 years minimum Systems Administration or development experience in Linux/Unix environments
  • 3 years minimum experience with at least one of these scripting languages : Ruby, Python, Bash, or Perl
  • 3 years minimum of recent experience in deployment, validation, and testing of multi-tiered systems and services
  • 1 year of experience with maintaining, managing and troubleshooting production databases (i.e., Oracle, MYSQL, Postgres, etc.) specifically including SQL scripting.
  • Must be willing to work on a team whose on-call supports 24x7 operations outside of normal business hours, with ability to drive into workplace for critical events/needs.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field (or 5 years equivalent experience)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent experience with automation, database interactions, and support of production applications
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and perform root cause identification.
  • Proven ability to understand large distributed systems, drilling down to code level (such as Java)
  • Understanding of web services, workflow modeling, web application development
  • Experience in a 24/7 production environment
  • Experience with an agile development methodology employing SCRUM (sprints, backlog workoff, sprint tools, etc)
  • Masters in CS, Computer Engineering, or related degree (or 7 years equivalent experience)
  • Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
  • Ability to retain composure under stressful conditions, communicate effectively with a wide array of individuals at Amazon, and get the right things done.

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