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Systems Development Engineer, Amazon Linux Core Engineering

Job ID: 2511538 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.

DESCRIPTION

Come build the future of Linux at Amazon with the Amazon Linux Team!

If you are an experienced software engineer who is passionate about building the platform to support the world’s premier cloud computing environment, then this is the job for you.

The Amazon Linux team is responsible for the design and maintenance of all of Amazon's core compute platforms, with a special focus on EC2, the Elastic Compute Cloud that is the basis for much of Amazon Web Services (AWS). We're also responsible for tools associated with the performance characterization, qualification, build and deployment of our Linux platforms.

System Development Engineers work with technical leaders to refine technical direction, and then follow through with detailed analysis, designs, and code. They are equally comfortable leading small, focused project teams as well as making major direct contributions to the project. They deliver features, debug problems, maintain servers, and support customers, all with minimal direct oversight.

The baseline individual for this role will be comfortable with the Linux operating system and understand how to develop in languages such as C, C++, Python, and Ruby in a Linux environment. Experience with Linux package management, version control systems, automated build processes, and software unit testing are a must. An understanding of and experience in contributing to open source projects is a plus.

This team creates the very core of the cloud, and is directly responsible for radically changing and improving the way that people use computers - come help us make history!

Key job responsibilities



A day in the life
You will learn how open-source software is packaged and delivered within a Linux operating system. From there, you will learn how OS updates are delivered to customers and what tooling they have access to. Knowing how teams migrate and enable new OS’s will guide you when making suggestions on improving the processes.

About the team
Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks 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.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Seattle, WA, USA

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

- 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- Knowledge of systems engineering fundamentals (networking, storage, operating systems)
- Experience programming with at least one modern language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, PowerShell, Ruby
- Experience with Linux/Unix

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
- Experience with CI/CD pipelines build processes

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $103,400/year in our lowest geographic market up to $201,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.