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System Development Engineer

System Development Engineer

Job ID 
541147
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
8/23/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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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? Do you have a knack for helping these groups understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to launch a project on a trajectory to success?

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by Amazon Web Services. We operate in over 50 locations worldwide and provide advanced functionality such as latency-based routing (LBR), Private DNS, Geo DNS routing, DNS failover, and integration with a plethora of AWS services. On top of that, we offer fast change propagation with a 100% availability SLA. Our service is quickly growing and we're expanding in multiple directions: adding new features and functionality to our DNS services, better traffic management, new AWS integrations, improving our health check capabilities, and expanding with new services in the naming and routing space.

We work on deep, technical problems that span a variety of core topics in computer science ranging from databases to networking to distributed systems to numerical analysis to security. We are looking for a developer who will lead the team and who feels strongly not only about building good software but also about running that software in the real world.

You'll have the opportunity to help AWS build the platform that will set the standard for cloud computing. On the Route 53 team, you will have to make tough prioritization decisions, iterate and innovate relentlessly, and think through large-scale globally distributed systems problems.

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.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of System Engineering/Software Development experience
  • Hands-on experience managing efforts in Linux/Unix environments, distributed systems and/or developing large-scale web applications as well as strong understanding of database technology
  • Proficiency in one or more of Java, Perl, Python or Ruby
  • 5+ years experience running services on Linux/UNIX

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science
  • 5+ years of System Engineering/software development experience in a related industry
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate business and technical ideas to varied audiences including customers, peer engineers, and senior leadership
  • Strong ownership, urgency, and drive to launch services
  • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project.
  • Strong distributed systems, web services design and implementation experience.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Experience with agile methodologies
  • Experience implementing services in a Linux environment


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*Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (korkowsk@amazon.com) if you have questions.

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