Systems Engineer

3+ months agoArlington, VA


Interested in working on products that are disrupting the data center software industry? Does solving hard technical challenges at scale appeal to you? Do you like working on products that are providing real value to many customers? If so, please join us as we grow our team responsible for developing cutting edge cloud solutions.
Amazon AWS is looking for a Systems Engineer with strong Linux, networking and scripting/automation skills to join the EC2 Server Provisioning team. This team is responsible for the build automation of all EC2 virtual servers worldwide, is involved in the build out of new AWS regions, and is driving new innovative ways to deliver compute services to our Customers. We are looking for talented and innovative systems engineers who are passionate about working for the world's leading cloud provider, and building and solving problems at scale. Responsibilities will include significant hands-on systems improvements, automation, maintenance all at incredible scale. We are looking for systems engineers who value automation, diving deep into root cause and can work with other senior engineers and AWS service teams to improve service scalability and performance.

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Work/Life Balance
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This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.

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 and thorough, but kind, code reviews. 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.

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• 6+ years of experience with Systems Engineering/Administration including experience in a distributed Linux based environment.
• Demonstrated experience in any of these languages: Java/Ruby/C/C++/C#/Python/Perl
• BS in Computer Science, or equivalent.


• Experience with high scale systems.
• Experience with AWS services such as SQS, S3, DynamoDB, and Cloudwatch.
• Experience with Information Security.
• Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
• Results-oriented, high energy, and self-motivated
• Experience with the administration of Linux servers, virtual machines and networks using automated configuration management tools.
• Demonstrated ability to automate manual tasks with scripts and other tools.
• Strong understanding of DNS, DHCP, TCPIP, Linux OS and Process Automation.

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Job ID: Amazon-1350804