Systems Engineer

Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.
 Seattle, WA


EC2 Networking builds and operates some of the most advanced networks on the planet; we are the backbone for companies of all sizes, delivered by our global software defined network.

One of the toughest challenges at our mega-scale is managing an ever growing number of physical devices in a robust and automated fashion. Our customers demand and expect a network that is always available and redundant. As AWS continues its exponential growth, EC2 Networking needs your help to manage the growing physical footprint. This involves automating fleet lifecycle management, making intelligent decisions based on a rich set of metrics emitted by the fleet and providing insight into conditions on the ground at scale.

In EC2 Networking, you will observe the inner workings of Amazon's EC2 Network. You’ll see how a customer obsessed IP network is managed. You’ll become an expert in our platform, and aggressively drive the advancement of our technologies to deliver delight to our customers.

If you are a Software Engineer with a strong background in open source development and a passion for analyzing and automating fleets at scale, then this is your opportunity to own major deliverables and all aspects of the development cycle: scoping, design, implementation, and testing. You will be encouraged to exercise your judgment in proactively determining and recommending the best features, designs, and support models based on business objectives, timelines, and resource constraints.

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Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

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Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or an equivalent in relevant work experience

3+ years of professional experience in software development

Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role

Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Preffered Qualifications

Proficiency in at least one modern programming language, e.g. Golang, Java, Kotlin, C#

Proficiency in at least one scripting/glue language, e.g. Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Bash

Deep understanding of computing systems, software architecture, and data structures

Experience building scalable systems with service oriented architectures

Experience with Unix or Linux troubleshooting

Experience with developer tools, SDKs and IDEs

Technically sound in software development activities and life cycles.