System Development Engineer

3+ months agoArlington, VA


The AWS Account teams are looking for Systems 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 other engineers 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. A Day 1 start is contingent on a successful clearance crossover.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and must currently possess an active Top Secret security clearance. The position further requires that, after start, the selected candidate obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph and satisfy other security related requirements.

This role will sit in our new headquarters in Northern Virginia, where Amazon will invest $2.5 billion dollars, occupy 4 million square feet of energy efficient office space, and create at least 25,000 new full-time jobs. Our employees and the neighboring community will also benefit from the associated investments from the Commonwealth including infrastructure updates, public transportation improvements, and new access to Reagan National Airport.

By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.


• 2+ years of DevOps or SysOps experience in a large-scale software development environment
• 2+ years of distributed systems deployment experience
• Experience with distributed operational health and performance monitoring systems
• 1+ years of experience contributing to automation for new and current systems
• Current, active US Government Security Clearance of Top Secret or above


• 3+ 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

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.

We are dedicated to supporting our 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 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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Job ID: Amazon-1367302