• Sr. System Development Engineer - AWS DNS

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/5/2018 10:35 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Are you ready to create systems to power one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world? Amazon.com has over 70 million customers, and developers all over the world rely on our storage, compute, and virtualized services via Amazon Web Services. We support systems at massive, and ever-growing, scale. We rapidly integrate new technologies to expand our customer offerings. Our success depends on our world-class network infrastructure and our goal is to become “The Infrastructure Platform” for the world.

    The AWS DNS team is seeking enthusiastic and talented Systems Engineers to design, and operate large-scale DNS platforms, configuration management systems and real-time system status APIs. Our team relentlessly focuses on the security, performance, availability and scalability of our Internet-scale services. We build and operate systems that are critical in powering the platforms that Amazon's global retail, AWS and Kindle businesses run upon.

    We work on deep, technical problems that span a variety of core topics in computer science ranging from databases to networking to distributed systems to numerical analysis to security. We are looking for a Systems Engineer who feels strongly not only about designing great systems but also about running those systems in the real world.

    We run systems that are critical to the platforms that Amazon's global retail, AWS and Kindle businesses run upon -- the DNS services in Amazon's datacenters and integration of Amazon's systems with the likes of Amazon Route 53 to manage public DNS. Our key challenges include reliable delivery of updates, which continually raise the bar on latency, update propagation times, and security of the DNS infrastructure.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Computer Science Bachelor's Degree or at least 5 years equivalent work experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Comfortable working with Linux, or other Unix operating systems.
    • Strong Network and Systems troubleshooting skills
    • Proficient in any of: Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, C/C++.
    • Obsession with delivering highly available and performant systems that surpass customer expectations.
    • Experience with agile development methodologies and DevOps environments.
    • A passion for automation.
    • Experience with REST, resilient and scalable web services and cloud environments a plus.
    • Experience with agile development methodologies and DevOps environments a plus.
    • Excellent knowledge of server hardware and software troubleshooting.
    • Strong desire to build; sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
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