System Engineer -- EC2

Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Arlington, VA3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
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EducationSkills
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or relevant work experience
  • 4+ years of in depth Linux operating system
  • 2 years plus of distributed system management experience
  • Minimum of 3 years building and running systems for Internet-facing services
  • Minimum 3 years experience with TCP/IP network troubleshooting and administration
  • This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and must obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.
We’re building a new team in Amazon's HQ2 dedicated to expanding our Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) operations organization to new customers. We are seeking talented engineers skilled with deep and broad knowledge of linux, networks, industry best practices – and are not constrained by how “things are usually done”. This team will focus on building, automating, and operating the massive scale, highly available, distributed systems that back EC2.

Amazon has a fast-paced environment where we “Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History.” On a “typical” day, systems engineers might deep dive to root cause a customer issue, investigate why a metric is trending the wrong way, consult with the top engineers at Amazon, or discuss radical new approaches to automate operational issues.

You'll be part of a world-class team in a fast-paced environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up. This is an opportunity to operate and engineer systems on a massive scale, and to gain top-notch experience in cloud computing. You'll be surrounded by people who are passionate about cloud computing, and believe that world class service is critical to customer success. You'll become a expert at EC2 platform diagnosis, response, measurement, and automation. You will design and build the operational scalability that sustains the platform's insane growth.

This role will sit in our new headquarters in Northern Virginia, where Amazon will invest $2.5 billion dollars, occupy 4 million square feet of energy efficient office space, and create at least 25,000 new full-time jobs. Our employees and the neighboring community will also benefit from the associated investments from the Commonwealth including infrastructure updates, public transportation improvements, and new access to Reagan National Airport. By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or an Engineering discipline
  • Strong debugging and systems analysis skills to be able to identify and quickly resolve/mitigate issues
  • Exposure to massive-scaled distributed systems
  • Experience with SQL scripts and database administration
  • Experience in a 24x7 production environment
  • Strong debugging and systems analysis skills to be able to identify and quickly resolve/mitigate issues
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills at all levels, from application to network to host
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking, architecture, and core technologies (such as DNS, DHCP, HTTP, Routing, VPN)
  • Ability to track the health of our services, identify and fix problems on complex systems with massive scale
  • 3 years plus of development of systems management and administration automation in Perl, Python, Ruby, or Java
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Strong sense of ownership and urgency
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
If you’re interested in learning more about this role and others that are similar, please join AWS recruiters at our next virtual TEXTING based open house: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/AWS/s/4LoBX/next?utm_medium=Career+Sites&utm_source=External+Postings

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