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Skill Bridge - Cloud Support Engineer - Linux

Job ID: 2665978 | Amazon Web Services, Inc.


As a Cloud Support Engineer you will learn at an accelerated pace how to use and leverage many different cloud technologies to help our customers succeed. You will act as the Cloud Ambassador across AWS products, providing our customers with required tools and tactics to scale their impact in world-wide markets.

In this role, engineers provide Technical Support to various Linux services that focus on AWS Compute Technologies such as EC2 Core/Linux, Elastic Block Store (EBS), LightSail, ElastiCache, Outposts, Systems Manager and many other services that enable customers to run their workloads on AWS. Engineers develop Subject Matter Expertise in one or more areas of the above services. Engineers also collaborate with internal teams to provide the required support services to AWS customers. In this role, engineers interact with customers that reach out to AWS via email or Chat or Phone. In addition, engineers also work on team functions and projects and continually work on improving operational efficiency.

At Amazon, we are excited to offer transitioning service members the opportunity to launch into post-military careers with limitless possibilities. Military Fellowship Programs allows transitioning servicemembers and military spouses to intern with Amazon to gain valuable experience in the civilian workforce and aids servicemembers in their transition from the military. Amazon employs over 40,000 Veterans and military spouses across a multitude of businesses, including Operations, Sustainment, Devices, Robotics, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon pledged to hire over 100,000 U.S. Veterans and military spouses by July 2024, building on its commitment to military families after far exceeding its pledge to hire 25,000 by 2021.

This is an approved Department of Defense (DoD) SkillBridge Program. Active duty transitioning service members from any branch of service may apply if they meet the eligibility requirements. DoD Instruction 1322.29 allows service members to participate in the program with command approval. Your transition office will provide candidates with the necessary documentation to obtain approval. For further information about the DoD Skillbridge Program, visit:

Amazon is proud to be a host company partner with Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) as part of a nationwide initiative via the Chamber of Commerce. Offered in a cohort format, the 12-week program is held Monday through Friday at host companies). Amazon provides eligible transitioning military members and military spouses with fellowship opportunities across the company.

Key job responsibilities
Your day as a Cloud Support Engineer will include, but not be limited to, the following activities:

* You will be primarily responsible for solving customer’s cases through a variety of contact channels (telephone, email, and web/live chat), applying advanced troubleshooting techniques to provide tailored solutions and working with them to dive deep into the root cause of an issue.

* You will drive initiatives that improve support-related processes and our customers’ experience. These can include tutorials, how-to videos, technical articles, trainings, among others.

* You will leverage your customer support experience to provide feedback to internal AWS teams on how to improve our services, and work on critical, highly complex customer problems that may span multiple AWS services.
* You will be continuously learning groundbreaking technologies, and developing new technical skills and other professional competencies.
* You will act as interviewer in hiring processes, and coach/mentor new team members.
* PLEASE NOTE: This role requires the flexibility to work 5 days a week (occasionally on weekends) on a rotational basis. Schedules may align to Sunday - Thursday, Tuesday – Saturday or Monday - Friday.

About the team
AWS Support Engineering is a customer-facing global organization that provides technical support to our customers as well as our internal teams. As a member our team, you will be at the forefront of this transformational technology, operating on a follow-the-sun model. You will be assisting a global list of companies and developers that are taking advantage of a growing set of services and features to run their mission-critical applications.

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

Dallas, TX, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA


- 1+ years of software development, or 1+ years of technical support experience
- Experience troubleshooting and debugging technical systems
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Computer Science/ Mathematics or any related field or a minimum of 1+ years of related professional and/or military experience.
- Knowledge or experience with system administration, and troubleshooting any operating system (Linux and/or Windows) and networking (HTTP/s, TCP/IP, DNS, OSI model, routing, switching, firewalls, LAN/WAN, traceroute, iperf, dig, CURL or related).
- Knowledge or experience with OS administration (boot process, filesystems) and troubleshooting disk space issues, booting issues and OS logs.
- Understanding of security in Linux including filesystem permissions, managing users and groups.
- Must be active duty U.S. Military members with up to 180 days of time in service remaining or a military spouse


- Understanding of applications such as Apache, NginX, MySQL, and installing software using the different package managers.
- Understanding of 3-tier web application, and which components are stateful and which are stateless.
- Understanding of cloud computing concepts and/or experience with any cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
- Experience scripting or developing in one or more of the following languages: UNIX Shell, Python, R, Ruby, GO, Java, .NET (C#), JavaScript.
- Knowledge of security concepts/best practices in securing application architectures from external threats

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $71,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $158,900/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.