System Development Engineer - AWS AI Services / Machine
The Amazon Web Services team is innovating new ways of building
massively scalable distributed systems and delivering the next
generation of cloud computing with AWS offerings like Polly,
SageMaker, and Rekognition. In 2013, AWS launched 280 services, but
in 2016 alone we released nearly 1000. We hold high standards for
our computer systems and the services we deliver to our customers:
our systems are highly secure, highly reliable, highly available,
all while functioning at massive scale; our employees are smart,
passionate about the cloud, driven to serve customers, and fun to
A successful engineer joining the team will do much more than
write code and triage problems. They will work with Amazon's
largest and most demanding customers to address specific needs
across a full suite of services. They will dive deeply into
technical issues and work diligently to improve the customer
experience. The ideal candidate will...
Be great fun to work with. Our company credo is "Work hard. Have
fun. Make history". The right candidate will love what they do and
instinctively know how to make work fun.
Have strong Linux & Networking Fundamentals. The ideal candidate
will have deep experience working with Linux, preferably in a large
scale, distributed environment. You understand networking
technology and how servers and networks inter-relate. You regularly
take part in deep-dive troubleshooting and conduct technical
post-mortem discussions to identify the root cause of complex
Love to code. Whether its building tools in Java or solving
complex system problems in Python, the ideal candidate will love
using technology to solve problems. You have a solid understanding
of software development methodology and know how to use the right
tool for the right job.
Think Big. The ideal candidate will build and deploy solutions
across thousands of devices. You will strive to improve and
streamline processes to allow for work on a massive scale.
This position requires that the candidate selected be a US
Citizen and must currently possess and maintain an active TS/SCI
security clearance. The position further requires that, after
start, the selected candidate obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI
security clearance with polygraph and satisfy other security
This role will sit in our new headquarters in Northern Virginia,
where Amazon will invest $2.5 billion dollars, occupy 4 million
square feet of energy efficient office space, and create at least
25,000 new full-time jobs. Our employees and the neighboring
community will also benefit from the associated investments from
the Commonwealth including infrastructure updates, public
transportation improvements, and new access to Reagan National
By 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
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
- 1+ year's experience with the Linux Operating System and its
command line tools
- 1+ year's experience with coding in at least one of these
languages - Python, C, C++, Java or Ruby
- Bachelor's degree in Information Science / Information
Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or
a related field or relevant work experience.
- Current, active US Government Security Clearance of Top Secret
- Ability to perform basic technical troubleshooting.
- Ability to work with peers to take a project from scoping
requirements through actual launch of the project.
- Some distributed systems and web services design and
- Experience working with Linux, or other Unix operating
- Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for
- Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and
complexity for this role
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 we 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
14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse
perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
We are dedicated to supporting our new team members. Our team
has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we're
building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a
healthy balance between your personal and professional life is
crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren't
focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead,
we're happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more
productive and well-balanced life-both in and outside of work.
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.