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Sr. Software Development Engineer (Remote OK), Systems Manager

Job ID: 2061042 | Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.


Job summary
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable and low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud. AWS Systems Manager (SSM) gives customers visibility and control of their infrastructure on AWS. Systems Manager provides a unified user interface so customers can view operational data and issues from multiple AWS services and allows them to automate operational tasks across their AWS resources. SSM OpsCenter provides a central location for DevOps engineers to view, investigate and remediate operational work items related AWS resources. SSM OpsCenter is designed to reduce mean time to resolution for operational issues by providing a contextual information and automation runbooks. More information can be found at

As a Software Development Engineer on the team, you are passionate about working on cutting edge technologies, bring deep technical knowledge, experience with distributed systems to drive technical design and implement end-end solutions. You will have great communication skills, project management skills, and hire, build, and develop your team. You are a true owner - you are deeply interested in product design and you innovate on behalf of our customers.

Key job responsibilities
• Participate in the design, implementation, and deployment of successful large-scale distributed systems
• Instill best practices for software development and documentation, making sure designs meet requirements, and delivering high quality software
• Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions
• Understand system interdependencies and limitations

About the team
The Systems Manager team values work-life balance. We value different lifestyles that people have and we want to provide an inclusive environment for everyone.

We are builder-operators of our services at AWS and have an on-call rotation once every 10-12 weeks. We work to reduce our on-call load by ensuring that our systems are fault tolerant.

OpsCenter focuses on building automation first experience and you will be part of a team leading the evolution of customer experiences that enables Operators and DevOps engineers to quickly view and remediate operational issues efficiently.


  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one software programming language
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team


  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
  • Experience with large scale distributed systems
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, reporting, analytical and problem-solving skills

The pay range for this position in Colorado is USD $168,100.00 - $227,400.00(yr). However, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

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