Software Development Engineer

2 months agoArlington, VA


Come and build the future with us. Our mission is to keep AWS customers safe and secure by helping them detect and remediate vulnerabilities at never before seen scale.

Amazon Inspector helps AWS customers improve their security posture by continuously monitoring their cloud infrastructure and associated workloads against vulnerabilities and exposures. When it comes to security, time is of the essence. Our goal is to help our customers quickly discover and remediate vulnerabilities that poses the greatest risk to their organization.

We are innovating new ways of building massively scalable and globally distributed security systems for assisting our customers with security and compliance. Security Services are crucial for long-term success of AWS and it is the future of AWS. We are rapidly expanding our team to meet our fast growing needs.

Amazon in a fast-paced environment where we "Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History." The ideal candidate will relish developing solutions at massive scale, creating prototypes to prove ideas, instrumenting code to measure system performance, drafting proposals for new solutions to hard problems and speaking with product stakeholders to gather requirements.

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. Most days, our teams are either working from the Herndon or Arlington (HQ2) offices in Virginia, but we're also flexible when people occasionally need to work from home. We generally keep core in-office hours from 10 am to 5 pm. About half of us come in earlier and the other half of us stay later.

On-Call Responsibility

This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. 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.

Inclusive Team Culture

Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes we do get to build a really cool service, but we also think a big reason for that is the inclusive and welcoming culture we try to cultivate every day. We're looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we've been building.

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.


• BS/MS in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent work experience.
• 2+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, Go, Python or C# including object-oriented design.


• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
• Experience with distributed systems and web services design and implementation.
• Working knowledge of networking fundamentals.
• Working experience with security products.
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
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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