AWS Shield - Sr. System Development Engineer

US-WA-Seattle
2 months ago
Job ID
486131

Job Description

The AWS DDoS Response Team (DRT) is the support operations and system development team that is responsible for building and maintaining Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation infrastructure, automating DDoS attack mitigation and response, and driving high-severity event resolution on behalf of AWS infrastructure and AWS Shield customers.

As a Senior System Development Engineer for DRT you will help lead development projects and write code for applications that provide critical capabilities to on-call engineers and AWS customers in order to minimize availability impact and reduce operational pain. You are both tactical and strategic, leading DDoS event response and translating learnings into innovative solutions that help prevent re-occurrence. Customers will rely on your expertise to help review and improve application architecture and operational best practices that are key to DDoS-resiliency.

Are you a builder/operator who is motivated by the opportunity to stand at the forefront of DDoS attack mitigation and enable the success of AWS Shield customers?

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.



Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or quantitative field, or related industry experience
  • 7+ years experience in at least one modern programming language such as Ruby, Java, or C/C++.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable expertise in distributed system design, large-scale data processing, or fleet or infrastructure automation.
  • Knowledge and experience with major Internet protocols; specifically BGP, TCP, and UDP
  • Knowledge and experience with AWS services commonly used to build web applications (eg. Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudFront, or Amazon Route 53)
  • Knowledge of DDoS attacks and the best options for mitigation
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