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Sr. System Development Engineer, Storage Platform Development

2 days agoDenver, CO

CO Salary Range: USD 121,000.00 per year

The AWS Hardware Engineering team creates server designs for Amazon's innovative web services. Our designs are industry-leading in frugality and operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and the more than one million customers who use AWS today. Our engineers solve challenging technology problems, and build architecturally sound, high-quality components to enable AWS to realize critical business strategies.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a proven track record of rapidly coming up to speed on new engineering disciplines, making impactful decisions within that space, and have experience gluing together components written by more specialized engineers to create a cohesive, well-running engineering product. AWS Engineers are shaping the way people use computers and designing the future of cloud computing technology - come help us make history!



What you will do: You will be a member of the HWEng Storage Platform team and will interact with engineers across the company to lead the development of AWS storage server platforms and devices. Key Responsibilities for this position include authoring requirements specifications, system design, and development, all while testing at each phase. There are two main areas of focus for this position: software test development and integration to enable storage hardware, and system debugging for production hosts.

Why it matters: Public cloud IT services represent the majority of growth in the overall IT services market and will continue to do so for several years to come. The scale of AWS, combined with an understanding of how our hardware is used, creates a unique opportunity for component customization that will directly benefit customers.

Why you will love it: You will work with engineers across the company to build next-generation storage servers. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver improvements for our developers. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team. You will have ownership for the implementation of your work. You will see direct product improvements based on the results of your work.

Key job responsibilities
- Must have leadership experience developing automation software, spanning across multiple teams and multiple organizations.
- Must have experience designing and building system-level software at scale, with an emphasis on durability, availability, security, and diagnostics.
- Must have a strong understanding of OS internals, most notably storage subsystems in a Linux-based environment.
- Must have demonstrated experience with building and troubleshooting device drivers for Linux on ARM and x86.
- Must have demonstrated experience debugging Linux boot and runtime problems on ARM and x86.
- Desirable to have an understanding of AWS services, specifically, distributed storage systems and use of storage hardware
- Must have experience hands on development of automation software in at least one modern language, such as Python, Ruby, Java, or others.

A day in the life
Lead the Hardware Engineering (HWEng) System Development (SysDE) effort to define and build software and enabling tools, according to defined HWEng Software development best practices; Track and report progress. Work across internal HWEng teams, to ensure new storage hardware addresses data path and control path functionality needed by the EC2, EBS, and S3 teams. Work closely with internal customers to identify early any potential problems with on-boarding new storage servers into their ecosystem. Build, manage, and deploy pipelines for rapid deployment of new code changes to a variety of org-owned and customer-owned systems. Build monitoring tools and metrics to ensure hardware is running properly in both test and production environments.

About the team
System Development Engineers in AWS Hardware Engineering wear many hats. From orchestration tooling development, to hardware integration, to kernel driver debugging, we dive deep into problems across the breadth of AWS. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of rapidly coming up to speed on new engineering disciplines, making impactful decisions within that space, and have experience gluing together components written by more specialized engineers to create a cohesive, well-running engineering product.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Denver, CO, USA

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

- 5+ years of deploying and operating in a Linux/Unix environment experience
- 5+ years of programming with at least one modern language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, PowerShell, Ruby experience
- 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 5+ years of designing or architecting (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- 5+ years of systems design, software development, operations, automation, and process improvement experience
- 5+ years of Linux Storage experience and experience building, installing and debugging storage device drivers.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- 10+ years of leadership experience developing automation software, spanning across multiple teams and multiple organizations.
- 10+ years of experience designing and building system-level software at scale, with an emphasis on durability, availability, security, and diagnostics.
- Must have a strong understanding of OS internals, most notably storage subsystems in a Linux-based environment.
- Must have demonstrated experience with building and troubleshooting device drivers for Linux on ARM and x86.
- Must have demonstrated experience debugging Linux boot and runtime problems on ARM and x86.
- Desirable to have an understanding of AWS services, specifically, distributed storage systems and use of storage hardware

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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $121,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $235,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Client-provided location(s): Denver, CO, USA
Job ID: Amazon_Appcast-17359_2497537-6e9bbaa8adc08210d74dc2b5e0668304
Employment Type: Full Time