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Software Development Engineer, Private CA Service

Job ID: 2557542 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of Amazon’s fastest growing businesses. We are passionate about thinking big, innovating on behalf of our customers, and tackling problems at scale. Cloud computing is disrupting, and we are seeking talented, entrepreneurial-minded individuals to join us as we continue build on the AWS ecosystem.

AWS Cryptography services enable customers to identify resources and establish secure network connections with other cloud and on-premises resources. Our services help customers create, manage, and deploy digital certificates based on strong cryptography and security best practices. Customers can move sensitive workloads to the cloud where they can benefit from strong identity and security controls that help meet internal and external compliance requirements. We are looking for an innovative software development engineer with an interest in information security, identity, certificates, and public key infrastructure (PKI), to build scalable, operationally excellent systems. This is an opportunity to join a new AWS service team, gain top-notch experience in cloud computing, and help bring new disruptive solutions to market at massive scale.

Our mission is to turn traditionally painful interactions into effortless and automated experiences. We work in an exciting environment where our motto is “Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History.” We do not desire to simply produce good solutions here at AWS... we want to produce disruptive, history-changing innovations. As a Software Development Engineer, your responsibilities include:

* Building a scalable digital security system that is core to all AWS services.
* Working as part of a team to develop secure solutions for our customers.
* Communicating with influential customers to both explain the technology and understand requirements.
* Owning the technology stack for one of the most secure and reliable services in all of AWS.
* Owning the definition of best practices for the software development lifecycle including its design, implementation, testing, and operational characteristics.

Key job responsibilities
· Deploy and operate AWS Private CA – a public AWS service with globally distributed customers and infrastructure
· Automate and improve a scalable digital security service that is core to AWS customers and other AWS services
· Drive prioritization of deployment and operational issues in the technology stack for one of the most secure and reliable services in all of AWS.
· Own operational metrics and support for your team’s software
· Work as part of a team to develop new solutions for our customers.
· Reinforce and extend Amazon Leadership Principles across AWS and Amazon as the foundation of our unique, inclusive, innovative culture.

A day in the life
You will work with software developers, senior leaders, principal engineers, product managers, and security specialists to build, deploy, and operate a globally distributed cryptographic security service. This role requires ownership, autonomy, and an ability to deliver results. You should be a self-starter with a bias towards collaborative problem solving. You will build and operate high availability cloud-based software services.

About the team
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
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. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional 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:

Herndon, VA, USA


- 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience
- 5+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team


- 5+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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