Sr. Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoNew York, NY


Amazon Web Services is looking for experienced software developers to join the Security Analytics and AI Research team within AWS Security Services. This team is entrusted with researching and developing core data mining and machine learning algorithms for various AWS security services like GuardDuty ( and Macie ( On this team, you will invent and implement innovative solutions for never-before-solved problems. If you have a passion for security and experience with large scale machine learning problems, this will be an exciting opportunity.

The AWS Security Services team builds technologies that help customers strengthen their security posture and better meet security requirements in the AWS Cloud. The team interacts with security researchers to codify our own learnings and best practices and make them available for customers. We are building massively scalable and globally distributed security systems to power next generation services.

Key Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with scientists to integrate successful experiments into large scale, highly complex production services.
• Build complex systems that turn machine/deep learning and AI research into great products for our customers.
• Rapidly design and conduct large scale experiments in a high-ambiguity environment, making use of both quantitative and business judgment
• Interact with security engineers and related domain experts to dive deep into the types of challenges that we need innovative solutions for
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• BS in Computer Science, Math, or some other algorithmic-centric discipline
• 5+ years of professional software development experience
• 5+ years of coding with at least one of the following: Java, C++, C#, Scala including object-oriented design
• 2+ years of experience in Apache Spark, Scala and Python


• MS in Computer Science, Math, or some other algorithmic-centric discipline preferred
• Strong verbal/written communication skills, including an ability to effectively collaborate with both research and technical teams.
• Domain experience with information security, such as threat detection techniques, malware, anomaly detection, etc.
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.

• Experience with highly distributed, multi-tenet systems with clear state-full/state-less boundaries.

• Experience with machine learning, deep learning, data mining, and/or statistical analysis tools.
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
• Able to work in a diverse team
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Job ID: Amazon-1383516