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Sr. Systems Development Engineer, Region Services

Arlington, VA

6 days ago

3 people have applied

Job Description


Job summary

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 largest companies on the planet? Do you want to build automation that will influence the build and development strategy for Amazon Web Services (AWS)? We are seeking a Senior Systems Development Engineer to take the lead of solving some of the toughest operational challenges in some of the most sensitive and mission-critical clouds.

Data analysis is at the core Amazons culture, and your work will have a direct impact on decision-making and strategy for our organization. You will be gathering customer requirements, mining data, working with software development teams, creating data-driven dashboards, and helping senior leaders make strategic business decisions. The ideal 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 systems at scale. If you are excited about improving the efficiency of developing the cloud, are results oriented, and want to join a growing team within Amazon, this role is for you.

Key job responsibilities

You will be responsible for developing critical decision factors based on observations of the AWS operating environment. You will collect signals from our internal operating systems and use that information to influence senior leaders in their operational practices. You will expertly advise leaders of their operational maturity for AWS service delivery. This role requires ambition, thinking big, self-motivation, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, and startup-like environment.

A day in the life

Every day you will analyze information that is emitted by our operational systems and condense that information into consumable snippets that drive action. You will create and deliver action plans to software development teams that improve their speed of delivery without compromising our high technical standards.

About the team

Our team identifies, develops, manages, and executes analyses to uncover areas of opportunity to help shape leadership decisions and drive improved AWS performance. Our team composition consists of data engineering, systems/software development, analytics, science, and business intelligence pillars.

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. Amazons 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 isnt about how many hours you spend at home or at work; its 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 were 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.


4+ years of professional software development experience.

3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, PowerShell, Ruby

2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems


Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Experience managing scaled cloud systems with a focus on operational excellence

Experience in the development and rollout of technical operations processes and new services

Experience automating software deployments and following a continuous delivery and deployment model

Experience with database technology, both relational and NoSQL

Experience with Big Data technologies

Working knowledge of agile development methods

Working knowledge of data structures/algorithms

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

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