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Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.
Merrifield, VA 22124
Education & Experience Requirements
Do you have a passion for innovation and building technologies that make large-scale clouds more reliable, efficient, and scalable? Would you like to work within the most advanced and scaled clouds that support the most critical workloads for the US Intelligence and Defense communities?
Do you want to build automation that will influence the national security and defense mission agency partners of AWS? Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking a Systems Engineer/ADC Engineer to take the lead of solving some of the toughest operational challenges in some of the most sensitive and mission critical clouds.
WorkSpaces is leading the cloud desktop revolution and we are looking for engineers who know how to design and maintain highly scalable software services. We care deeply about the user experience our customers have when they interact with their WorkSpace. This includes how long it takes to launch, how long it takes to log in, and how the in-session interaction feels. We must provide a secure and highly available WorkSpace to meet expectations.
The ideal candidate for this role will be motivated by building the solutions and tools to handle these challenges at cloud scale. The candidate will have a strong technical background, be detail driven, and have excellent problem solving abilities. You will be comfortable designing, building, deploying, and operating.
He/she will be responsible for systems functionality, performance, and configurations issues. He/she will demonstrate sound knowledge of Unix and Scripting concepts and theory, and have experience participating in systems deployment and support. It is important that you can earn trust of your peers and stakeholders through your body of work and day to day interactions. This role requires ambition, thinking big, self-motivation, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, and startup-like environment.
If youve ever wanted to show the impact one motivated engineer can have and you want to work in an environment that will expose you to the absolute bleeding-edge of whats possible technologically, this is the position for you. The candidate should be open to new challenges, be extremely good at multi-tasking, prioritization, possess innovative, creative, and self-directed qualities, and be a great team player. If you’re a customer-focused Systems Engineer who would like to contribute to a critical success story, we would love to hear from you!
If Arlington, VA:
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 Airport.
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 us.
This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and must currently possess an active Top Secret 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 related requirements.
Key job responsibilities
- Drive the stability and sustainability of these next-generation systems and discover innovative ways to scale and operate them reliably as we expand.
- Collaborate with systems and software engineers to create proactive engineering mechanisms that will enable your team to manage the health of a number of distributed specialized Linux server fleets and the software stacks that run on them.
- Deploy and monitor the systems and automation to ensure that regional tooling is operating optimally.
- Utilize trends and metrics to identify opportunities for improvements within existing frameworks, tools and processes to continuously improve systems.
- Challenge and be challenged, to create and to innovate. We are inventing and supporting real things for real people – not presentations. This must excite you.
- Be a builder. We pride ourselves on being multitalented and flexible, and we look for the same in our potential candidates.
A day in the life
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 mentorship.
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.
About the team
WorkSpaces is leading the cloud desktop revolution and we are looking for engineers who know how to design and maintain highly scalable software services. We care deeply about the user experience our customers have when they interact with their WorkSpace. This includes how long it takes to launch, how long it takes to log in, and how the in-session interaction feels.
We must provide a secure and highly available WorkSpace to meet expectations. The right candidate for this role will be motivated by building the solutions and tools to handle these challenges at cloud scale.
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
Arlington, VA, USA | Herndon, VA, USA
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS- Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or other technical degree OR 5+ years experience in DevOps, Systems Engineering in lieu of degree
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS- Masters Degree in in Information Technology / Engineering, Computer Software / Engineering or another or related technical discipline