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Systems Development Engineer

Arlington, VA 22201
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Job summary
We are currently looking for a systems development engineer to join our systems organization. You love to work with internal and external customers to execute projects and resolve issues. You are a believer in the dev-ops model of service engineering, and you are excited to run operations in an environment where developers don€™t toss problems over the wall. You are happiest when you are working with empowered, world-class engineers to meet world-class challenges. Finally, with your strong ownership bias, you have an infectious desire to continually improve how things are done.

AWS Cryptography and Identity are building and delivering the next generation of cloud computing security. We are innovating new ways of building massively scalable distributed security systems involving identity management, federation, web services security, and much more. We enable our customers to control some of the most sensitive secrets on the Internet.

In this role, you will join a team of highly talented engineers operating Cryptography and Identity systems. This is a great opportunity to have direct impact to some of the largest-scaled systems in the world and work with some of the smartest people in the industry, while having a huge impact. A successful systems development engineer joining the team will do much more than write code and triage problems. You will work with Amazon's largest and most demanding customers to address specific needs across a full suite of services. You will dive deep into technical issues and work diligently to improve the customer experience.

This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon's world class technical team in Arlington, VA. You will work with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere. 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.

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 16 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. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


  • 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience with at least one modern scripting or programming language (C++, Java, Python, Powershell, Ruby, etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years experience with security best practices in server configuration, tool development, Linux operating system and access controls
  • This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science, MIS, CIS, or a related field
  • Knowledge of databases like MySQL, Oracle, SQLServer, or MongoDB
  • Experience in a 24/7 production environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment
  • Experience conducting failure mode analysis in complex distributed systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, analytical and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable working across multiple teams and organizations in a diverse environment
  • Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive to launch new services
  • Strong networking knowledge
  • Current, active US Government Security Clearance of TS with polygraph a plus!

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.


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Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-12

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