Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoBoston, MA


Amazon Detective is an innovative, graph-based security analytics solution that helps security analysts investigate and triage security incidents. Detective combines security log data and threat detection events into a single view, providing graph visualizations and algorithms to answer analyst questions and allow them to drill down into detailed activity information.

You will be involved in a broad variety of back-end engineering functions component-level design and implementation, system monitoring and operational excellence, DevOps processes, and more. Our service is a complex distributed system with data processing and ingest, an internal graph store and query engine, and significant user-facing features on the roadmap, providing many opportunities for ownership and delivery.

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• BS or higher in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience
• 3+ years of experience in commercial or cloud system software development in object-oriented languages, such as Java or C++
• 3+ Experience working with distributed data processing systems


• 3+ years of AWS experience
• Strong backend system design and implementation skills, with deep experience in distributed, asynchronous and concurrent processing
• Demonstrated success in a technical leadership role and strong mentoring skills
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and a highly collaborative attitude
• 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-1374892