Anti-Ddos Snr. Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


The Anti-DDoS team is the frontline defense for all DDoS threats world-wide, against all Amazon & AWS customers and services. Our architecture must be highly scalable, performant, and continually evolve against threats as they emerge.

The Anti-DDoS team is looking for software engineers to solve incredibly challenging low-level networking problems, deliver new capabilities, and continue to scale our platform to meet the increasing needs of our customers world-wide. The ideal candidate has strong technical background in computer networking and systems-level (e.g. C/C++) programming experience. Knowledge of DPDK is a definite plus!

Candidates who enjoy computer networking, deep packet analysis, low-level, performance sensitive, systems programming and have deep analytical skills and excellent communication skills will find the Anti-DDoS team to be inline with their interests and desire for challenge. You must be able to highly collaborate, be creative, analytical and thrive in fast-paced environments, all while interacting with highly technical software and networking development teams.


• 4+ years of professional software development experience
• 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
• Bachelor's Degree, or 4+ years relevant work experience


• Proficiency with networking concepts and protocols including IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, ICMP and BGP
• Experience with DPDK or developing / using NIC Hardware Offloads. Existing experience solving for DDoS threats.
• Experience designing and building high throughput networking systems
• Proven success in delivering technology products/services in a high growth environment
• Experience building complex and distributed software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Demonstrated experience as a strong leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly and effectively influence across cross functional teams
• Entrepreneurial spirit, with track record for delivering results in fast-moving and demanding environments
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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Job ID: Amazon-1302125