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System Development Engineer

System Development Engineer

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for Systems Development Engineers for the AWS Network Organization. This position is located in Seattle Washington and working in the heart of AWS global network. The engineers within our organization are instrumental in allowing us drive the stability and sustainability of our next-generation networks and to discover innovative ways to automate and scale our network.

AWS is looking for engineers to support services that provide the first pillar of a framework to manage many thousands of network devices through software. Indirectly, our goal is to eliminate human intervention and errors from network engineering and network build processes by building tools and systems to successfully manage thousands of heterogeneous devices in dozens of data centers across the world. In this role, you will work on a team of software development engineers to troubleshoot, maintain, and grow a globally distributed specialized Linux server fleet.

Systems Development Engineers are expected to develop best practices, refine operational procedures and constantly innovate proactively. You will continuously identify areas of growth within the existing frameworks, tools and processes to develop further technical mechanisms to reduce waste and continuously improve.

Our ideal candidate is highly autonomous, very detail oriented, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills and has significant experience working at scale. Systems Development Engineers work hand-in-hand with Software Development teams to invent new ways of operating Amazon's Next-Generation Network while never losing sight of the high security bar our customers demand.

  • Be part of the team that shapes the Automation future in Networking
  • Use and develop tools and process that collect and rationalize data from different sources
  • Use and develop tools and frameworks to reduce our operations workload
  • Participate in an on call rotation with your team
  • Work closely with our Network Engineering teams to ensure fast, smooth software roll-outs
  • Lead and ensure on-time delivery of our expansions and region builds
  • Identify and troubleshoot recurring platform issues with effective escalation of senior-level engineering teams
  • Contribute to documentation, process and procedures
  • Be involved in the formulation of a structured training
  • Design and recommend optimization for service delivery and fleets
  • Participation in entry level interviewing

Basic Qualifications

  • Highly autonomous, detail oriented, and meticulous
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interacts efficiently and compassionately with peers and customers
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment
  • In depth experience in working with Linux/Unix environments
  • Ethernet and IP networking knowledge
  • Scripting experience in Bash, Python, Perl or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or related technical discipline or relevant experience
  • Experience with ELK, or similar ETL and Reporting Systems
  • Configuration management experience with Puppet, Chef, or equivalent
  • Experience in object-oriented languages
  • Knowledge of network security systems and concepts
  • Experience with Linux provisioning, performance tuning, and a solid grasp of operating system fundamentals
  • Experience managing services at scale (AAA, Radius for example)
  • Excellent analytical skills