System Development Engineer I - IAM Data Plane

3+ months agoRemote


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.
Security is the top priority for us at AWS and Identity and Access Management (IAM) is at the heart of enabling secure resource access for customers. We're the Data Plane team for IAM and our software virtually serves authN and authZ for every single AWS service call. We run one of the largest, globally distributed systems for auth. Think of scale at millions of requests/sec! If this sounds exciting to you, we should connect.

Our mission is to build the most secure, reliable, scalable and performant authentication and authorization data plane platform on the planet, which enables every AWS customer to have a secure access to their resources.

As an ideal candidate, you have succeeded in developing large-scale automation and operating complex systems in a production environment. You apply solid system engineering and development practices to ensure your automation is both reliable and correct. Your technical knowledge includes Linux systems, networking and operating "at scale". You must be able to triage situations quickly and work well with other engineers.

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  • Able to work in a diverse team
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Expertise and proficiency in either Java/C++/C#/Python programming language
  • Track record of building automation at scale
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Ability to take a project from concept to actual launch.
  • Ability to show good judgment and instincts in decision making.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform in complex, fast-paced situations
  • 3+ years of industry experience in Systems Engineering / SRE experience in a large, distributed environment focusing on automation.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer, Engineering or a related technical field
  • A high degree of organization and be very detail-oriented
  • Excellent leadership, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Experience with Amazon EC2, S3, DynamoDB
  • Experience with DevOps tools, processes, and culture
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and a proven documentation methodology
  • Experience troubleshooting, configuring and patching the Linux kernel
  • Fundamental Computer Science knowledge, including experience in applying common algorithms, data structures and design patterns
  • Experience with diagnosing and troubleshooting server hardware issues
  • Experience in production monitoring and metrics reporting
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating
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Job ID: Amazon-1275187

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