System Development Engineer

3+ months agoArlington, VA


Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) has revolutionized the way companies obtain computing resources. We help companies run their systems in the cloud with complete control, reliably, at scale, and only pay for the capacity they actually use.

EC2 Server Provisioning and Management team is developing next-generation services to support the development of new EC2 instance types and maintain the elasticity facade that our customers depend on everyday. We are looking for engineers with a passion for building at the interface between software and hardware to deliver rock-solid services and platforms at EC2-scale!

We are building and operating the largest service architectures and distributed systems is in our DNA. As systems grow, accurate time becomes the fundamental limit that needs to be pushed to improve performance and reliability. We realize knowing the exact time of events is key to operating distributed systems. Correlating events across data centers in multiple geographical locations requires not only precise clocks but also reliable methods for measuring accuracy, latency and performance metrics. Precise and accurate clocks are key to build the next generation of very large distributed systems.

On our team, responsibilities include high quality design, significant hands-on software development (Rust, C, Java and Python), working with other senior engineers and AWS service teams to build and improve core services scalability and performance.

Inclusive Team Culture
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 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.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future

Join us in HQ2! Amazon offers relocation packages for the right candidates!


Basic qualifications
• 3+ years of hands on software development in any of these languages: Java/Ruby/C/C++/C#
• Strong experience with backend software development
• Strong understanding of DNS, DHCP, TCPIP, Process Automation
• BS in Computer Science, or equivalent


Preferred qualifications
• Knowledge of hypervisors (such as Xen and HyperV)
• Experience working with Linux operating systems
• Experience with architecting high scale systems
• Experience with developing cloud technologies

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