System Development Engineer

3+ months agoArlington, VA


AWS has the most services and more features within those services, than any other cloud providerfrom infrastructure technologies like compute, storage, and databasesto emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and Internet of Things. AWS Platform is the glue that holds the AWS ecosystem together. Whether its Identity features such as access management and sign on, cryptography, console, builder & developer tools, and even projects like automating all of our contractual billing systems, AWS Platform is always innovating with the customer in mind. The AWS Platform team sustains over 750 million transactions per second.
The AWS Account teams are looking for Systems Development Engineer who like to engineer and operate systems of huge scale, and who will like to gain top-notch experience in cloud computing.

The journey of all AWS customers begin with an Account. The AWS Account teams are redefining how we serve our global customer needs. Be part of the founding team that is on a mission to evolve the core notion of an AWS account.

You will move quickly to make customer's life easier by deploying, migrating and operating new systems and by improving existing systems. You will help launch new external APIs that perform at the global scale for AWS customers. Utilize your experience and knowledge of distributed systems.

You will own automated deployment and upgrades of our platform. You will lead the teams to identify and resolve automation gaps, improve repetitive processes, and work closely with the developers to identify operational needs. You will become intimately familiar with the architecture of our systems, and be responsible for diving deep into code, while developing solutions for our customers and services. You'll drive prioritization of deployment and operational issues, and drive automation design in support of the wider organization.

You will have opportunities to work with principal engineers to build the highly available distributed systems. As the AWS account effects many internal services, you'll work independently, with and across teams.

Have an opportunity to be a member of a brand-new team! The greater team is a diverse, smart, and hardworking team. Among many things, we're parents, musicians, and athletes who also enjoy time outside of the office. We've worked hard to create a trusting, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere. We're looking for engineers to grow a positive, enthusiastic, and driven environment.

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren't focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we're happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced lifeboth in and outside of work.

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• 3+ years of DevOps or SysOps experience in a large-scale software development environment
• 2+ years of distributed systems deployment experience
• Programming experience with at least one language such as Java, C++, or C#
• Experience with distributed operational health and performance monitoring systems
• 1+ years of experience contributing to automation for new and current systems


• 5+ years of non-internship professional DevOps or SysOps experience
• Proven ability to design deployments of complex software systems
• A track record of deploying and maintaining complex, reliable, and scalable software platform in an innovative and fast-paced environment
• Experience with iterative, agile development methodologies (including scrum)
• Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
• Knowledge of best practices for software deployment
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