• Systems Development Engineer

    Location US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/2/2018 4:59 PM)
    Job ID
    Vadata, Inc
    Position Category
    Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering
    Recruiting Team
    North American Teams - AWS
  • Job Description

    Do you like helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? AWS is looking to hire highly motivated, best-in-class hands-on Systems Engineers to join our Solutions Operations team. The Operations team drives stability and sustainability of next-generation tooling to discover innovative ways to automate and standardize our software deployment process.

    Systems Engineers within our team are instrumental in creating, automating, deploying, operating and scaling a massive always-on distributed system. We are seeking passionate engineers with strong systems engineering skills who pro-actively automate away problems and constantly look to improve quality of service.

    The ideal candidate will have thrived in operating complex systems, diagnosing and resolving the hardest corner case problems. You are fast on your feet and excited by the challenge of working in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift quickly. In addition to your linux systems skills you will be very comfortable with networking & database technologies. You must be able to triage situations quickly and work equally well with internal engineers and external customers to bring about swift problem resolution in ways that persist and are reusable for multiple services.

    Basic Qualifications

    * This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and must currently possess an active Top Secret security clearance. The position further requires that, after start, the selected candidate obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph and satisfy other security related requirements.
    - 6+ years of System Engineering experience in a related industry
    - Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
    - Hands-on experience managing efforts in Windows/Unix environments, distributed systems and/or developing large-scale web applications as well as strong understanding of database technology
    - Good scripting skills in one or more of Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash or Java.
    - Experience with current web technologies
    - Proven experience working with senior leadership and experience defining and delivering on a product roadmap

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design and problem solving
    - Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
    - Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
    - Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals
    - Strong Familiarity with Linux
    - Experience with agile methodologies
    - A solid grasp of networking fundamentals, preferably including hands-on experience with load balancers, switches, routers, etc

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

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