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Senior Systems Development Engineer, Project Kuiper

Job ID: 2658116 | Amazon Kuiper Manufacturing Enterprises LLC


Project Kuiper is an initiative to increase global broadband access through a constellation of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO). Its mission is to bring fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world. Project Kuiper will help close the digital divide by delivering fast, affordable broadband to a wide range of customers, including consumers, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations operating in places without reliable connectivity.

In Project Kuiper Enterprise Engineering, we build the software, services, and infrastructure that enable our program to design and engineer the future of LEO Satellite based broadband services. We are an AWS-focused, builder-centric organization. We build with AWS technology to develop the best solution for our team to succeed. Our team succeeds when the entire Project Kuiper organization can scale as needed to be successful.

Key job responsibilities
- Provision and manage AWS infrastructure, including EC2, CloudFormation Templates, AppStream, and Load Balancers.
- Design and manage best in class cloud, on premise and hybrid service environments.
- Build dashboards and alarms to drive operational excellence.
- Work with a wide range of technologies, and AWS products.
- Build AWS Application Environments including VPC, EC2, RDS, SSM, S3.
- Architect and setup infrastructure on AWS and AWS gov-cloud environments.
- Analyze and Support setup of new devices connectivity to applications.
- Monitor network connectivity between all internal and external systems.
- Work closely with Application leads to understand needs and plan for infrastructure demands.
- Drive automation of routine tasks to help scale the operations.
- Maintain hardware architecture documentation for all infrastructure and networking components.
- Lead by example, mentor and support your team and org.

Export Control Requirement: Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen.

A day in the life
Join a high output hybrid team of System Development Engineers, SAP architects, COTS product team and System Engineers supporting Kuiper Government Solutions enterprise applications.
Work closely with key Business and tech stakeholders to design and implement service infrastructure to meet the specific needs of FAR12/15 compliance.
A unique opportunity to be an instrumental member of a team supporting a business goal from the beginning.


- Experience leading the design, automation, deployment, and support of large-scale infrastructure
- Experience programming with at least one modern language such as Python, Ruby, Golang, Java, C++, C#, Rust
- Experience with Linux/Unix
- Experience with CI/CD pipelines build processes
- 3+ years of programming with at least one modern language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, PowerShell, Ruby experience
- 4+ years of non-internship professional infrastructure and system development experience
- 2+ years of designing or architecting (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- 4+ years of systems development in an IT or data center environment experience
- 4+ years of deploying and operating in a Linux/Unix environment experience
- 2+ years of systems design, software development, operations, automation, and process improvement experience
- Experience leading the design, build and deployment of complex and performant (reliable and scalable) software solutions in production


- Experience with distributed systems at scale
- 1+ years of development/programming/scripting language (Python/Java/Bash/Perl) experience
- Knowledge of engineering practices and patterns for the full software/hardware/networks development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, certification, and livesite operations
- Experience taking a leading role in building complex software or computing infrastructure that has been successfully delivered to customers

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $136,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $235,200/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.