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Software Development Engineer

Software Development Engineer

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Software Development
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of Amazon’s fastest growing businesses. It services millions of customers in more than 190 countries and powers the developers who are building the next generation of global industry leaders. AWS runs a globally distributed environment, operating at massive levels of scale. Businesses, from startups to enterprises, run their operations and applications on AWS’s multi-tenant infrastructure. Each day, millions of developers execute billions of transactions worldwide on the AWS Cloud.

The External Services Team in AWS Security is building some cutting-edge technologies that will surface in customer facing services. If you are interested in building web scale systems and learning about security engineering and data science, then this would be an interesting role. The team of software engineers interacts with AWS security researchers to codify security best practices and provide customers with detailed recommendations for remediating potential issues. We are innovating new ways of building massively scalable and globally distributed security systems for assisting our customers with security and compliance.

We are seeking a Software Development Engineer with a strong knowledge of distributed systems to develop a new and innovative security service. This position is on a new team that you will be joining at its inception and it will have a startup feel. You must enjoy working on complex software systems in a customer-centric environment and be passionate not only about building great software but also ensuring that the same software achieves its goals in operational reality.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years' experience in software development
  • 5 years' experience in 1 of the following: Java, Python or C++ development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent work experience
  • Object oriented design experience
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Prior experience with delivering large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience with scalable, API based agent or service oriented software architecture
  • Desire and energy to work in a fast-paced environment – previous startup experience a plus
  • Experience with agile development or similar methodologies for continuous development of product and technology
  • Experience building network security systems such as firewalls, unified threat management, and virtual private network technologies
  • Data-driven and quantitative mentality. Always backs up ideas with facts.
  • Experience developing complex enterprise focused applications

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