Systems Development Engineer, Network Security

1 month agoSeattle, WA


At Amazon Web Services, we run one of the largest networks in the world. We are taking all the industry trends and blending them into the critical foundation of utility computing: the network. Our goal is to become the infrastructure platform for the world and our team will make the bones of the platform "the network", work flawlessly. Not only supporting at the global level, but amazing global companies.

Amazon Network Security is looking for a systems development engineer to perform reliability engineering on a platform which manages thousands of network devices; providing significantly improved control, visibility and predictability for Amazon's global network. Our goal is to eliminate human intervention and errors from network engineering, network build and device management by building tools and systems to successfully manage thousands of heterogeneous devices in dozens of data centers across the world.

You are interested in being part of a high-bar team with global responsibility for automation software used across all of Amazon's businesses. You are interested in solving difficult software deployment and maintenance problems at massive scale. You want to work with software engineers and design solutions that solve their problems through innovation and automation. You understand how to maintain software in a continuous integration and continuous deployment environment. You are interested in working autonomously and owning your own projects from requirements to launch and for supporting it in the field. You enjoy solving challenging problems and working in a fast-paced, flexible, collaborative team environment.


  • Build reliable maintenance and deployment solutions
  • Implement solutions for systems across team boundaries
  • Research and recommend optimizations for software architectures
  • Identify and troubleshoot systemic platform issues or defects
  • Create tools, bots, metrics to simplify operational tasks
  • Create documentation for operational procedures and user education
  • Mentor junior staff and participate in interviewing
  • Shape the automation future in network security
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  • Programming experience with at least one modern language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, PowerShell, Ruby
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.


  • Experience with ELK, or similar ETL and Reporting Systems
  • Experience with CI/CD systems (Jenkins, Ansible, Kubernetes)
  • Experience measuring and automating incident response
  • Familiarity with SOA design principles
  • Familiarity with networking and security concepts and protocols
  • Ability to mentor engineers in best practices
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1547552

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