• Senior Systems Development Engineer - Windows Infrastructure

    Location US-WA-Bellevue
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/13/2018 7:07 AM)
    Job ID
    716930
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    The AWS Corporate Systems organization is looking for an experienced Systems Development Engineer with a strong Windows-focused infrastructure and development background. We are using AWS products to evolve traditional enterprise tools and services at a large scale – if you are passionate about AWS and have experience automating large-scale Windows infrastructure deployments, keep reading.


    You and your team will work with internal Amazon service owners and AWS product teams to develop new services and solutions that give enterprise IT customers more choice and self-service platforms that we offer our global workforce. You will influence AWS product roadmaps and build new solutions as needed to raise the bar for security, automation, and operational excellence for Amazon’s corporate infrastructure.


    In this role, you will build the tools and services that move our Windows-based systems in to the infrastructure-as-code age, enable self-healing for our systems, and provide capabilities that enable other Amazon service owners to do the same. You will use AWS products and DevOps patterns to build the next generation of Windows-based management tools.


    We are looking for a motivated builder to inspire our teams and deliver results to our customers. This is a hands-on position where your daily activities will range from strategic planning to new system development to supporting the customers that depend on your services. You will deliver consistent, well-defined results in an agile systems development workflow. To succeed in this role, you will deliver on-time results that delight your customers while inspiring your team to think big about their work. If this sounds like a fit, we would love to speak with you.

    Your responsibilities will include:
    • Lead automation efforts for a team advancing a service ownership culture with a primary focus on the Windows Server platform
    • Embrace the AWS ecosystem and drive innovation on top of it
    • Instill a culture that drives DevOps, hold a high quality bar with code reviews, drive automation efforts to empower, and remove barriers for your team
    • Translation of complex functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture and design
    • Hands-on leadership for your team; working with others on the engineering team to guide the day-to-day development activities, leading architecture decisions, participating in designs, design reviews, and implementation.
    • Build services that can scale across six continents for hundreds of thousands of Amazonians worldwide
    • Deliver quality features on-time and on-budget and execution against project plans and delivery commitments.
    • Maintain current technical knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and work with management and development teams to evolve current processes.


    In joining our team, you'll enjoy a competitive salary, great benefits, a creative and comfortable work environment, and the exciting opportunity to be part of a fast-paced and growing technology company.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 10+ years of experience or Master's Degree and 7+ years of experience
    • Previous experience supporting and automating large Windows Server installations.
    • Understanding of infrastructure automation through code in an API-enabled environment.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Architect, design, implement, support, and evaluate tools and services with a security, scalability, and performance mindset.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
    • Ability to work with a minimum of technical supervision and supplemental engineering support, while responding efficiently to multiple program priorities
    • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Mastery of the PowerShell scripting language.
    • Experience automating and configuring systems using Desired State Configuration (DSC).
    • Experience with CI/CD pipelines build processes.
    • Experience working in an Agile environment using the Kanban methodology.

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