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Systems Development Engineer, AWS ADC Region Services

Job ID: 2653497 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.

DESCRIPTION

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world!

The Amazon Dedicated Cloud (ADC) is comprised of world-class engineering teams that are revolutionizing private cloud region technology solutions for government defense and intelligence services compliant with the highest security classifications!

AWS ADC Region Services is made up of many small, innovative teams working on services to improve operational tooling and automation across the most popular AWS services. These teams are focused on support for our commercial and government sector customers and will be directly contributing to building new regions as well as region expansions.

You will interact directly with AWS customers to understand how to best meet their needs, build solutions that allow our public facing products to operate, and directly contribute to designing and building cutting-edge distributed systems with visible impact on the efficiency and effectiveness AWS services.

You'll be part of a world-class team in a fast-paced environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up. This is an opportunity to operate and engineer systems on a massive scale and to gain top-notch experience in cloud computing. You'll be surrounded by people who are smart, passionate about cloud computing, and believe that world class service is critical to customer success. You will be able to measure your success by its visible impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of our services.

We need developers who move fast, are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems, and have a strong will to get things done. Developers at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end to end, and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world.

Amazon’s vision is to be the world’s most customer-centric company, and this role is key to that vision. These technologies are essential for meeting our customers’ expectations for service and value and meeting Amazon’s goals for efficiency, speed, and reliability as we continue expanding the service around the world. Software development engineer positions require a depth and breadth of knowledge in design and development, experience with agile methodologies, proficiency in a high-level language, and experience building highly scalable systems involving distributed services and persistent storage. This is a high visibility and fast-paced environment where you will make a direct impact on the customer experience and the bottom line of the company.


The position requires that, after start, the selected candidate obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph or commensurate clearance for each government agency for which they perform AWS work.

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Key job responsibilities
We seek to simplify the experience of sharing data using AWS when compliance, security, or distrust preclude conventional sharing options. In this role, as part of an agile team, you will design, build, and launch new AWS products and services that help customers securely exchange data.

We are obsessed with earning and maintaining customer trust. You will interact directly with AWS customers to understand how to best meet their needs. You will directly contribute to designing and building cutting-edge distributed systems with visible impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of our customers.

As a System Development Engineer on the AWS ADC teams, you will:

Build new capabilities to help customers securely exchange data.
Design systems that ensure all parts of the service operate effectively with each other.
Identify opportunities for optimization to make the service more efficient and cost effective.
Interact directly with AWS customers to understand how to best meet their needs.
Collaborate with peers to evaluate requirements and technologies that close the gap between customer needs and service functionality.
Directly contribute to designing and building cutting-edge distributed systems with visible impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of our customers.
Be part of a world-class team in a fast-paced environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up.
Share your knowledge as you help mentor and coach other developers on our team.
Be surrounded by people who are passionate about cloud computing and believe that world class service is critical to customer success.

This position requires that the candidate selected must currently possess and maintain an active Top Secret security clearance or higher. The position further requires that, after start, the selected candidate obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph or commensurate clearance for each government agency for which they perform AWS work.

Have questions about this role? Start a chat with the recruiter today! Please reach out directly to Arielle Zigleman (azigelma@amazon.com) for inquiries and questions.

A day in the life
We have independent engineering teams focused on infrastructure, proxies, and various customer facing products. Our engineering teams are supported by product managers, program managers, and principal engineers who you will engage with regularly.

About the team
Join a team of super smart, customer obsessed Developers that like to have fun in a start-up like environment!

This role will sit in our new office space in Annapolis Junction, MD.

By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.

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 we 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 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

We're dedicated to supporting new team members. 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 team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

- 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 1+ years of designing or architecting (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- 5+ years of administrative experience in networking, storage systems, operating systems and hands-on systems engineering 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
- Current, active US Government Security Clearance of Top Secret or above

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience with PowerShell (preferred), Python, Ruby, or Java
- Experience working in an Agile environment using the Scrum methodology

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.