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Systems Engineer AWS Storage Services

Systems Engineer AWS Storage Services

Job ID 
443841
Location 
US-VA-Herndon
Posted Date 
11/10/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join Amazon's world class technical team in either Herndon VA, or Seattle WA! Come work with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative technology companies anywhere.

How do you know if you are a good fit for us? You want to automate common and complex tasks in distributed fault-tolerant systems that operate at scale. You love to dive deep into data to identify the root causes of issues impacting performance and availability. You find data center build-outs, performance engineering, and other scaling activities to be a joy. Finally, you insist upon giving customers what they want: high quality, highly usable, always-on services.

The perfect candidate will have deep experience working with Linux, preferably in large scale, distributed environments; and be very comfortable with networking and distributed architecture topics. You will 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 cloud features and help every business 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!


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or relevant work experience
• Extensive experience in 24x7 production environments
• The ability to demonstrate an excellent understanding of Linux/Unix
• Comprehensive understanding of distributed systems and the managing of such systems
• Ability to dive deep into complex technical problems
• A solid grasp of networking fundamentals and practical experience across the networking stack from load balancers down to TCP/IP
• Experience with one or more scripting/programming languages such as Python, Perl, shell


Business Skills/Experience:
• Must have a strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
• Must be calm under fire as an on call incident responder (yes, this position will require participation in pager rotation)
• Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to work effectively with others regardless of departmental or geographic boundaries
• Requires experience developing and presenting recommendations to peers and management
• Requires good organization skills to produce quality work, within required specifications, and within scheduled timelines
• The position requires individual initiative and ability to influence events, rather than passively accepting them, in order to achieve goals. This means being proactive and a self-starter and going beyond specific job responsibilities to ensure goals are achieved or exceeded

Preferred Qualifications


• Experience with automation
• Exposure to security concepts/best practices
• Knowledge of SDLC
• Knowledge of DB concepts and architecture

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.
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