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Senior Software Development Engineer

Senior Software Development Engineer

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security team is looking for a Software Development Engineer who has a strong passion for security-at-scale. You will work on a small team dedicated to rapidly building new tooling and features to improve AWS Security capabilities. You will be dropped into an API-centric and data driven environment, develop a broad and deep understanding of the overall AWS security posture, and relentlessly drive incremental security improvements. You will work closely with our Threat Intel and Security Operations teams to build solutions to address pressing security issues.

The AWS IT Security team is responsible for the security and availability of all of the services offered by AWS, including EC2, S3, and more than 40 others. This is a high visibility team that solves security challenges at a massive scale.

If you only drink from fire hoses, can MacGyver your way out of a deep data well, and eat Task-Interrupts with syrup for breakfast, we’d love to hear from you. While you may not be a security expert just yet, you have a passion for solving security challenges in innovative ways.

Position can be located in Herndon, VA or Seattle, WA.

  • Develop internal automation to improve security incident response capabilities and security situational awareness
  • Rapidly prototype and incubate new security features and solutions
  • Identify AWS security gaps and help determine the best solutions to close those gaps.
  • Work closely with other internal development teams across various AWS services to coordinate security improvements
  • Develop solutions to simplify the processing of massive amounts of data
  • Deliver high quality solutions in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast
  • Mentor and develop junior engineers

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field, or 10+ years of equivalent work experience
  • 7 + years of professional software development experience
  • 3 + years multiple programming languages developing scalable and maintainable applications or services
  • Understanding of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, or application security
  • Prior experience leading the delivery of large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience with scalable, API based agent or service oriented software architecture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Experience building distributed web-based applications or services at massive scale
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix tools and architecture
  • Extensive knowledge of internet security issues and threat landscape
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud computing platforms
  • 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.