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Systems Development Engineer

Systems Development Engineer

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Are you passionate about building great software, working with smart and motivated software engineers, and solving incredible technical challenges? Then this opportunity is for you! The AWS Database Services team is looking for Systems Development Engineers for our offices in Seattle, WA.

We're looking for true "Dev" and "Ops" people. Some of these people might have come from a traditional "Sys Admin" role, but have a solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals and the ability to dive deep into code to find and fix issues, as well as building their own software systems that are more than just scripts. Other candidates could be Software Engineers who have a passion for not just building software, but seeing it all the way through the lifecycle into production, and then owning the day-to-day operations of a deployed system.

Regardless of your background, the ideal person will be passionate about building and running large scale services, will have experience with software engineering, Linux server administration, and excellent troubleshooting skills.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience in either system administration or software development. Great if you have both!
  • Computer Science fundamentals, including data structures, algorithm design and complexity analysis
  • Development experience with at least one object-oriented programming language (such as Java, Ruby, Python, C++/C#)
  • Experience with running / troubleshooting Linux-based servers
  • Understanding of key networking concepts such as different protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, etc), OSI model, DNS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQLServer, etc
  • Excellent communication, prioritization, and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment
  • Should enjoy opportunities for improvement, taking ownership and working closely with development teams to drive product improvement.