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System Development Engineer, San Luis Obispo, California

CategorySystems, Quality, & Security Engineering
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States of America
CitySan Luis Obispo
The AWS Security Systems Engineering team builds tools and services for the monitoring and response to malicious activity on the Amazon internal network. We collect data from all parts of Amazon's worldwide, service-oriented infrastructure.

We are looking for a Systems Development Engineer who is excited about designing and building solutions to solve challenging problems for mission critical systems that protect Amazon and our customer data. In AWS Security our challenges are broad and deep -- we build flexible, secure, scalable, high-performance and robust tools and services. You will help implement, operate, and improve current services as well as build new features to improve the customer experience and make it easier/faster/cheaper for the customer to get what they need.

In AWS, we obsess over our customers, and their trust is our first priority. Trust is earned by building a highly respected security service to tackle new challenges at a large scale. In this role, you will deliver high quality, scalable logging solutions to support Petabytes of data deployed around the world. You will collaborate with product owners and customers to deliver the best features, using resources and technologies efficiently. You will also help to engage other teams to onboard their services for data ingestion into the platform, aide in the tooling for analysis of the data, as well as transforming the data when needed to make it useful. You are detail driven and have excellent problem solving abilities. The successful candidate is passionate about delivering extensible, on-time solutions and has experience working within a high-performance team.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-live balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

On-Call Responsibility
This position involves on-call responsibilities. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship.

Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Inclusive Team Culture
Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes we do get to work on really cool things but we also think a big reason for that is the inclusive and welcoming culture we try to cultivate every day. We're looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we've been building.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Basic Qualifications:
• 3+ years' experience in information technology
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.
• 3+ years' experience in 2 or more technical areas (Linux/Unix , Security, Networking, software development) or relevant experience in a similar field
• 3+ years' experience in deploying and supporting applications and infrastructure in a 24x7 production environment

Preferred Qualifications:
• Understanding of Cloud based services
• Strong, object-oriented design and coding skills (Python, Go, C/C++ and/or Java preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform)
• Experience deploying and supporting Splunk in a production environment
• Experience working with configuration and deployment management tools such as Cloudformation, CDK, and Ansible
• Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
• Experience working in multinational company across many regions and times zones
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us