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System Development Engineer

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Managing trillions of objects in storage, retrieving them in sub-x ms, building software that deploys to tens of thousands of hosts, achieving 99.999999999% (you didnt read that wrong, thats 11 nines!) durability. These are just a few of the numbers that give you a sense of the scale of the exciting problems you will find every day working in Simple Storage Service (S3). Amazon S3 powers businesses across the globe that make the lives of consumers better daily. Whether its electronic content delivered to your home, technology that betters your remote working experience, allows you to plan travel to exotic places or simply get stuff delivered to your home. As a Systems Development Engineer (SysDev) in S3, you get to deliver these capabilities and delight our customers working with teams of talented engineers and leaders.
Were seeking talented system development engineers to build solutions to accelerate region builds, technology transformations, and feature deployments. This SysDev role reports into the S3 Agility organization supporting our efforts to grow S3 at an incredibly fast pace and drive cross org campaigns at scale. Customer usage of S3 continues to grow exponentially, and we are constantly expanding our global footprint with new AWS regions. How can you tell if thats you? You LOVE automating, difficult problems, and using data to solve a problem. Youre always on the hunt to automate in any given system, and you find simple, systemic changes to improve things permanently. Finally, you hunger to give customers what they want: highly performant, low-cost, always-on storage.
In this position, youll have the opportunity to:
Design, implement, deploy and maintain innovative solutions to improve the S3s speed of delivery and adoption of new platforms.
Use engineering best practices to ensure the standard of quality of all team deliverables.
Work in an agile development environment prioritizing most important and impactful projects.
Integrate internal tooling APIs and data lakes to develop custom solutions for multiple stakeholders.
Our team works together to provide work/life balance for all team members. We recognize that the circumstances of our team members vary, and we balance work across the team so that were all able to maintain high standards on behalf of our customers, while at the same time allowing for rich and happy personal lives.
In AWS, if you build it, you own it. S3 is a highly available 7x24 worldwide service requiring dedicated support from our engineering teams. We pride ourselves on a high level of ownership in the work we do. This means we hold a high bar for test automation, verification processes, design and code reviews to ensure that our systems meet the exacting standards our customers demand. We maintain a regular on-call rotation across our teams with engineers and managers all taking part to resolve the inevitable issues that arise. We work hard to minimize getting paged in the middle of the night as we recognize that a well-rested employee is a productive employee.
Upon joining S3, every employee is paired with a peer buddy who will help you to quickly come up to speed in understanding the technology were building, the tools we use and the business problems were trying to solve. We hire exceptional people and we recognize the importance of coaching others. We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, and job level. On our internal Broadcast video streaming website, youll find countless presentations by some of the brightest minds in computing discussing solutions to many of the exciting problems were solving in AWS today with new live-streaming videos added every week.
We have a diverse team and drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Our team members are active in Amazons 10+ affinity groups, sometimes known as employee resource groups, which bring employees together across businesses and locations around the world. These range from groups such as the Black Employee Network (BEN), Amazon Women in Engineering (AWE) and Glamazon (our LGBTQ+ community).
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
4+ years of experience as a systems development engineer or in related occupations (DevOps engineering, software/systems development)
3+ years of experience in one or more general-purpose programming languages, such as: Java, C/C++, C#, Objective C, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, or Go
3+ years of experience building automated tools in Python, Java and/or Ruby.
Experience with agile software development practices.
Comfortable working with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly.
Ability to take a project from requirements analysis through to launch and operation of the system in production.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
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, visit US Disability Accommodations


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