• Support Engineer

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/5/2018 8:01 AM)
    Job ID
    726358
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Have you ever thought about helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies?
    Amazon Web Services is a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon.com. We are building some of the largest and most complex distributed systems in the world, and we need world class people to help us implement and operate them.

    The AWS Government Cloud Solutions Operations team is looking to hire highly motivated, best-in-class hands-on systems engineers. The Operations team drives stability and sustainability of next-generation tooling to discover innovative ways to automate and standardize our software deployment process.

    Systems engineers within our team are instrumental in creating, automating, deploying, operating and scaling a massive always-on distributed system. We are seeking passionate engineers with strong systems engineering skills who pro-actively automate away problems and constantly look to improve the quality of service.

    The ideal candidate will have thrived in operating complex systems, diagnosing and resolving the hardest corner case problems. You are fast on your feet and excited by the challenge of working in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift quickly. In addition to your Linux systems skills, you will be very comfortable with networking & database technologies. You must be able to triage situations quickly and work equally well with internal engineers and external customers to bring about swift problem resolution in ways that persist and are reusable for multiple services.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 8+ years hands on support engineering or system admin experience on Linux or Unix systems

    • 8+ years writing and editing scripts in languages such as Bash, Python, C, C++, Java or Ruby

    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Science / Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field
    Ø This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong ownership, urgency, and drive to launch services

    • Experience with a modern programming language such as C, C++, or Java

    • Experience operating large scale systems

    • A solid grasp of networking fundamentals, preferably including hands-on experience with load balancers, switches, routers, etc.

    • Familiar with the challenges surrounding efficient operations and failure mode analysis in large complex distributed systems
    • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
    • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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