System Development Engineer, AWS Security
Amazon Web Services
Each day, hundreds of thousands of developers make billions of transactions worldwide on our cloud. They harness the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable innovative applications, websites, and businesses. The AWS Security team owns security for all of these services offered by AWS, including EC2, S3, and many others. Our team works with the many AWS teams to solve security challenges at massive scale. We enable the trust by building services that meet the security goals of our customers, from compliance to analysis. We dive deep into security technologies such as new authentication systems, hardware security components, cryptography, system hardening, and massive-scale audit analysis.
Our team is looking for highly intelligent software and systems professionals to join us and help us continue to raise the security bar for cloud computing. You should be somebody who enjoys working on complex system software, is customer-centric, and feels strongly about delivering results. You should be passionate about solving security hurdles in innovative ways. We do not desire to simply produce good software here at AWS Security… we want to produce disruptive, history changing innovations.
Amazon has a fast-paced environment where we “Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History.” A typical day on our team involves working with users to design new security features, prototyping and demonstrating features to your users, deploying software through our large automated systems, and operationally supporting your newly deployed software. You are looking for radical new approaches to automate fixes for operational issues. You get use AWS services to solve design problems. You get to interact with AWS teams to integrate your application with theirs.
You’ll be part of a world-class team in a fast-paced environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up. This is an opportunity to operate and engineer systems on a massive scale, and to gain top-notch experience in cloud computing. You’ll be surrounded by people who are smart, passionate about cloud computing, and believe that world class service is critical to customer success.
This position requires that applicant selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain a TS/SCI US Government clearance with polygraph. 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.
This job is located in Herndon, VA.
· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (related field) or equivalent work experience
· Minimum of 5 years experience working with Linux operating system development
· In-depth knowledge of Linux/Unix tools and architecture
· Ability to perform deep, dive technical troubleshooting
· Requires that applicant selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain a TS/SCI US Government clearance with polygraph
· Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
· Strong distributed systems and web services design and implementation experience
· Breadth of experience covering the “stack” of front-end web user interfaces and web servers through to back-end analysis and storage systems
· Experience with web-based applications and/or web services-based applications at massive scale
· A person that thrives and succeeds in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast
· Minimum of five years software development experience in a combination of any of the following languages: C++, Java, C#, Python or Ruby
· Have a passion for automation