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Sr. Linux Systems Engineer

Sr. Linux Systems Engineer

Job ID 
523084
Location 
US-VA-Herndon
Posted Date 
12/1/2017
Company 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services team is innovating new ways of building massively scalable distributed systems and delivering the next generation of cloud computing that supports public AWS offerings like S3, Machine Learning, and CloudFront.

You should be an engineer who is focused on developing internal services written in Python, Java, C or a similar language. You also have an appropriate understanding of Linux, networking and cloud services.
Successful candidates will join an elite engineering team, provide troubleshooting and operations support, and innovate to replace operational tasks with scripts and code.
On a “typical” day, our engineers might Dive Deep to root cause a customer issue, investigate why a metric is trending the wrong way, consult with the top engineers at Amazon, or discuss radical new approaches to automate operational issues. You'll become a master at AWS Services platform diagnosis, response, measurement, and automation. You will design and build the operational scalability that sustains the platform's remarkable growth. You will measure your success and it will be visible.
We’re looking for technology leaders for the largest storage service on the internet. This position is perfect for you if you’re interested in creating tools and automation so that engineers can be as hands-off as possible. We want our service to be as autonomous as possible, and that can only be done by having bright individuals who understand how to Think Big, simplify solutions to complex unprecedented problems, all in pursuit of the best customer experience possible. Our environment is built for engineers who flourish in creating automation to reduce the operational workload rather than simply performing operational work all day.






Basic Qualifications

· Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or relevant experience.
· 3+ Years of working with at least one scripting language such as Perl, Shell, Python, or Ruby.
· 7+ years with Linux based systems
· 7+ years Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems

This position requires that an applicant selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain a TS/SCI US Government clearance with a Polygraph. TS/SCI eligibility is not required to start; however, the applicant selected with 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.



*Please email AWS Recruiter, Topher Nuccio (tophern@amazon.com) if you have questions
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design and problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
  • Demonstrated systems programming expertise coupled with exposure to interpreted languages such as Python
  • Graduate degree (MS/PhD) a plus
  • Demonstrated capability to provide depth and breadth technical leadership to agile teams