Sr. Systems Development Engineer III

Our overall mission is simple: We want Amazon to be the place where our customers can find, discover and buy anything online. Whatever our customers want, we will find the means to deliver it. With your help, Amazon will continue to enable people to discover new worlds. This is your chance to make history.

We're a company of pioneers

It's our job to make bold bets and we get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers. Success is measured against the possible, not the probable. For today’s pioneers, that’s exactly why there’s no place on Earth they’d rather build than Amazon.

Amazon’s OpsTechIT L3 team is seeking a pioneer to help build a world class support infrastructure for our fulfilment teams across the globe. Does providing creative, high impact solutions to complex technology problems motivate you? Great! We are looking for a Systems Engineer to become a part of our 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.

You'll be surrounded by people who are wickedly smart and believe that world class service is critical to customer happiness.

Your peers will be systems, network and software engineers working to make the technology that supports our Fulfilment Centres and Transportation sites simple and efficient. In this role you will have the opportunity to design solutions to business problems that are truly unique to Amazon. We value performance, simplicity and scalability in our designs. In our day-to-day work we focus on automation of complex tasks to allow our business to scale with customer demand.


As a Systems Engineer, you will be a member of a team responsible for supporting a complex, highly distributed global infrastructure and developing tools to enable our team and the customer to resolve issues efficiently. Additionally, you will focus on the automation of repeatable tasks with the ultimate goal of developing self-healing solutions. The solutions developed with your team will help scale out the technical support to keep pace with Amazon’s explosive growth.


· Experience in Systems and Network Engineering, DevOps or Site Reliability Engineering
· Proficiency in more than one high-level scripting languages : Ruby, Python, Bash, or Perl
· At least 10 years of recent experience with Linux Operating Systems
· 5+ years of recent experience in development, testing, and deployment of multi-tiered systems and services
· 5+ years of experience with maintaining, managing and troubleshooting production databases (i.e., DynamoDB, MongoDB, Oracle, MYSQL, Postgres, etc.)
· Advanced understanding of DNS, DHCP, SSH, HTTP, TCP/IP and other common network protocols
· Good organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines
· Ability to make concrete progress in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge (can't suffer from “analysis paralysis”)
· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field (or 5 years equivalent experience)


· Masters in CS or related degree (Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.)
· Experience with agile (including successful agile transformations) or similar methodologies for continuous development of product and technology
· An inspirational technical leader with a high emotional intelligence who sets high and exacting standards and demands the best work of their team
· Must be willing to work on a team whose on-call supports 24x7 operations outside of normal business hours, with ability to drive into workplace for critical events/needs.
· Demonstrated skill and passion for operational excellence.
· Experience delivering solutions at scale based on a variety of AWS services (EC2, S3, ASG, EBS, ELB, etc.)
· Experience with capacity planning and performance engineering
· Experience with distributed operational health and performance monitoring systems.
· Experience designing and/or implementing automated software testing, deployment and performance analysis systems
· Experience developing or furthering existing application and system management tools and processes that reduce manual efforts and increase overall efficiency
· Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
· Demonstrated skill and passion for operational excellence.
· Ability to retain composure under stressful conditions, communicate effectively with a wide array of individuals at Amazon, and get the right things done.

We’re looking forward to receiving your application, preferably in English.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

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