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Job Description

Software Development, Support and Systems Engineering positions at all levels! Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Seattle, WA. Relocation assistance available. Help us revolutionize the Cloud!
Email resume to: winkowsk@amazon.com

Please note that TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance will need to be obtained for all of the below listed positions (see Basic Qualifications below for detailed info).

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER:
SDEs at Amazon work on real world problems on a global scale, own their systems end to end and influence the direction of our technology that impacts hundreds of millions customers around the world. At Amazon an SDE can expect to design flexible and scalable solutions, and work on some of the most complex challenges in large-scale computing by utilizing your skills in data structures, algorithms, and object oriented programming. Coming to Amazon gives you the opportunity to work on a small development team in one of our many organizations; Amazon Web Services, ecommerce Services, Kindle, Marketplace, Operations, Platform Technologies and Retail.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills (C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform) Knowledge of Perl or other scripting languages a plus Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases Experience in optimization mathematics (linear programming, nonlinear optimization) Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly Previous technical internship(s) preferred Graduate degree a plus SUPPORT ENGINEER:
The successful Support Engineer will be instrumental in building, operating, and scaling a massive near-realtime distributed system. We are looking for someone who is super smart, passionate about operational excellence at a large scale, and thrives on tackling new challenges.
If this sounds like you, we would love to have you on board. AWS is changing the world, and this is a great opportunity this is a great opportunity to help launch a new platform.
You will be expected to deliver on these kinds of things in the first twelve months on the job:
- Develop system management scripts/tools to automate operational tasks
- Participate in all phases of the development of a large distributed system: providing hardware, manageability, operability and performance perspectives
- Manage fleet inventory, including producing, maintaining, and evolving capacity plans for various components
- Monitor the health of the fleet, automating system health, maintenance tasks, and reporting systems as needed
- Troubleshoot, perform various system maintenance tasks (your hands get dirty here) and participate in on-call rotation

Preferred Qualifications:
- 3+ years experience in 24x7 online internet computing environments
- Perl, Python, Java, and/or Ruby experience
- 3 years of solid UNIX/LINUX or Windows system administration experience
- Excellent troubleshooting skills
- Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
- BS Computer Science or other technical degree and related experience
- Knowledge of efficient operations and failure mode analysis in distributed systems
- Experience with Hadoop, MapReduce, or other Big Data processing platforms

SYSTEMS ENGINEER:

You should have or be most of the following:
- Experience running and maintaining a 24x7 Internet-oriented production environment, preferably across multiple data centers, involving (preferably) hundreds of machines
- Demonstrable expertise around specifying, designing, and/or implementing system health, performance monitoring tools, and software management tools for 24x7 environments
- A solid grasp of networking fundamentals, preferably including hands-on experience with load balancers, switches, routers, etc.
- Familiar with the challenges surrounding efficient operations and failure mode analysis in large complex distributed systems

You will be expected to deliver on these kinds of things in the first six to twelve months on the job:
- Through participation in all phases of the development of a large distributed system; providing hardware, manageability, operability and performance perspectives on all aspects of the system
- Define and/or refine hardware requirements and selected designs, balancing raw up-front dollar cost with operability and TCO, from the data center infrastructure up specify and participate in the development and delivery of operability-related features such as system health monitoring, diagnostics, repair, and other self-healing automation
- Develop or further existing application and system management tools and processes that reduce manual efforts and increase overall efficiency
- Adapt and improve operations management systems and processes to accommodate rapid and increasing growth in systems and traffic
- Participate in the design and execution of production acceptance tests and new hardware evaluations
- Maintain fleet inventory management, including producing, maintaining, and evolving capacity plans for various components
- Monitor the health of the fleet, automating system health, maintenance tasks, and reporting systems as needed
- Perform various system maintenance tasks (your hands get dirty here), including configuration of new machines
- Manage directly assigned tasks and on-call duties gracefully

Preferred Qualifications:
1+ year experience running and maintaining a 24x7 production environment
1+ years of operating *NIX systems administration or development
1+ Experience with scripting Python, Ruby, Perl, or similar languages
1+ Experience with support procedures and methodologies for production computing environments
1+ Experience with service-oriented architecture and web services
Experience with very large, high-throughput distributed systems
Systems Administration or Development in a Linux/Unix environment
Programming/scripting in Python and/or Ruby in a Unix/Linux environment
Experience with some aspect(s) of computer security: network security, application security, security protocols, cryptography, etc.
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Excellent documentation skills
Familiar with the challenges surrounding efficient operations and failure mode analysis in large complex distributed systems
Able to show good judgment and instincts in decision making
Able to prioritize and perform in complex, fast-paced situations
Experience with service-oriented architecture and web services
Experience with agile software development practices

For more information on Amazon Web Services please visit: http://aws.amazon.com/

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Basic Qualifications

This position requires the applicant selected to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) eligibility and access. A US Government administered polygraph examination will be required. TS/SCI eligibility is not required to start; however, the applicant selected will be subject to a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified national security information. Applicants with a current SSBI, SBPR, or PPR, may be eligible for crossover in accordance with ICPG 704.4. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 3+ years relevant work experience Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design and problem solving

Preferred Qualifications

Please view Preferred Qualifications in Job Description listed above for Development, Support and Systems Engineer positions.

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winkowsk@amazon.com

For more information on Amazon Web Services please visit: http://aws.amazon.com/

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About Amazon.com

Company Description

Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Italy, and China (Joyo.com) and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.

 

Company History

Our founder Jeff Bezos established Amazon in his home garage in 1994. In less than a decade, he realized his vision of creating a destination where people can find anything they might want to buy online. Today, Amazon is a Fortune 500 company with seven global websites that offer customers an expanding selection of tens of millions of products across categories ranging from books and music to apparel and home electronics. When Bezos said that “we are a company of builders,” he really meant it. And it’s just as evident today.
 

Working Here

At Amazon, every employee is focused on the customer. It’s a challenging place where business and technology professionals work together to develop innovative solutions to challenging business objectives. Like you, we have an unwavering dedication to productivity, and every employee is challenged to "think like an owner." Find out where you fit in.
 

Benefits

There are many things to consider when deciding on your next employer. At Amazon we offer employees the chance to work with great people, on exciting projects, with a ton of opportunity for growth.

But we also recognize that Amazonians have a life outside of work and need a break every once in a while. That's why we provide a full range of benefits for you and your eligible family members. While the benefits may vary slightly from location to location, these are the basics for full-time, U.S. employees:
  • Health Care
  • Time Off
  • Savings Plans
  • Employee Stock
  • Relocation Assistance