System Development Engineer II

Amazon.Com, Inc. Herndon , VA 20171

Posted 2 months ago

This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon's world class technical team in either Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, Arlington, VA or Herndon, VA, working with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere.

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.

Amazon Web Service is building some of the largest distributed systems in the world. Amazon's database offerings like Aurora, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, EMR, RDS, and Redshift are massively scaled services that make up a critical piece of the internet today.

A successful Engineer joining the team will do much more than write code and triage problems. You will work with Amazon's largest and most demanding customers to address specific needs across a full suite of services. You will dive deep into technical issues and work diligently to improve the customer experience. The ideal candidate will:

Be great fun to work with. Our company credo is "Work hard. Have fun. Make history". You will love what you do and instinctively know how to make work fun.

Have strong Linux & Networking Fundamentals. You will have deep experience working with Linux, preferably in a large scale, distributed environment. You understand networking technology and how servers and networks inter-relate. You regularly take part in deep-dive troubleshooting and conduct technical post-mortem discussions to identify the root cause of complex issues.

Love to code. Whether its building tools in Java or solving complex system problems in Python, you will love using technology to solve problems. You have a solid understanding of software development methodology and know how to use the right tool for the right job.

Think Big. You will build and deploy solutions across thousands of devices. You will strive to improve and streamline processes to allow for work on a massive scale.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and must currently possess an active Top Secret security clearance. The position further requires that, after start, the selected candidate obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph and satisfy other security related requirements.

  • Minimum 5 years overall technical support or development experience

  • Minimum 4 years experience with Python, Ruby, JavaScript or similar programming languages

  • Minimum 3 years working on Linux operating system including troubleshooting.

  • Current, active US Government Security Clearance of Top Secret or above

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science, MIS, CIS, or a related field

  • Knowledge of databases like MySQL, Oracle, SQLServer, or MongoDB

  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, and problem solving

  • Experience in a 24/7 production environment

  • Excellent communication, prioritization, and analytical skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment

  • Must be able to see opportunities for improvement, take ownership and closely work with development team to drive product improvement.

  • Solid networking knowledge

  • Passion for providing a great customer experience

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

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