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Software Development Engineer - AWS Cryptography

Software Development Engineer - AWS Cryptography

Job ID 
512621
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
9/20/2017

Job Description

Are you excited at the prospect of keeping millions of customers’ data safe? Do you want to help secure web services by implementing cryptography at scale? Security is the #1 concern of customers moving to the cloud and the AWS Cryptography team is dedicated to providing the security features our customers need. We enable customers to confidently move sensitive workloads to the cloud where they can benefit from strong security controls that help meet internal and external compliance requirements. AWS Key Management Service and AWS CloudHSM provide encryption and key management services, while AWS Certificate Manager handles the complexity of provisioning, deploying, and managing certificates.

AWS Cryptography services are early-stage but with very strong customer demand. We are looking for an experienced software developer with an interest in practical cryptography to join us in building the most secure services in AWS. Our systems protect customer keys and accelerate use of cryptography in all AWS services.

You should have experience designing scalable, customer-centric systems and a passion for simple and elegant software solutions. Along with senior leaders, principal engineers, and security specialists you will discover and solve the new interesting challenges of growing and operating a globally distributed cryptographic security service.

Your responsibilities include:
- building a massively scalable digital security system that is core to all AWS services.
- owning the complete software development lifecycle; defining, prioritizing, designing, implementing, and testing new features for AWS Cryptography.
- operating an AWS business with globally distributed servers and customers.
- working as part of a team to develop solutions for our customers.
- owning one of the most secure and reliable services in all of AWS.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience with web-services or service-oriented architectures
  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Java, C, C++, or C# including object-oriented design

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences
  • Experience collaborating with other developers to deliver complex projects
  • Strong and creative problem solving abilities
  • Experience with cryptography and computer security
  • Post-graduate degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Knowledge of full life-cycle software engineering practices including coding standards, testing, source control management, and operations
  • Demonstrated ability to take a project from scoping requirements through launch
  • Distributed systems experience
  • Experience with large scale systems
  • Experience with Hardware Security Modules, Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs), or other cryptographic hardware