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Systems Development Engineer, Amazon Linux Core Engineering

Job ID: 2667340 | 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
- Automate tasks related to building and testing Amazon Linux at scale.
- Maintain software packages distributed in Amazon Linux.
- Troubleshoot issues reported by both internal and external customers.

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.

About AWS

Diverse Experiences
AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why AWS?
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship & Career Growth
We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Work/Life Balance
We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

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
- 4+ years of administrative experience in networking, storage systems, operating systems and hands-on systems engineering experience
- 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
- Experience with CI/CD pipelines build processes
- Contributions to upstream open source projects and/or communities.

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 $116,300/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. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.