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Systems Development Engineer

Systems Development Engineer

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Amazon Web Services Australia Pty Ltd
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Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering
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Job Description

Amazon’s Load Balancing Infrastructure and Platform Automation team is responsible for building automation tools and services for Amazon's load balancing platform.

We’re seeking Systems Development Engineers with experience in network and software automation. A deep knowledge of Linux and networking is essential. You should have a passion for working with new technologies and pushing the envelope on existing technologies. This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon’s world-class technical teams, working with some of the best and brightest engineers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most dynamic, innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere. In addition to a stimulating working environment, Amazon offers mentoring programs, regular tech talks with principal engineers, and a variety of career paths to pursue.

Successful candidates will join a world-class engineering team with a passion to automate everything. Responsibilities include:
  • Build large scale automation scripts, tools and services
  • Solve complex technical problems with solutions that are testable, maintainable, and efficient
  • Collaborate with software development teams to improve and optimize the Amazon ecosystem
  • Successfully develop technologies that improve a major portion of a product or service
  • Work autonomously to define technical strategy, influence the team and drive change
  • Automate and simplify team development, test, and operations processes
  • Understand the team system architecture. Make technical trade-off decisions at application level
  • Develop appropriate metrics to demonstrate performance and operational efficiency
  • Mentor and develop your peers
  • Participate in the interviewing process
  • Support an engagement only pager rotation including weekends and holidays
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Vet Visit for more information.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a Systems Engineer or similar role
  • Strong understanding and skill with Unix/Linux
  • Ability to program in at least one structured language such as Python, Perl, Java or C/C++
  • Good understanding of standard network protocols (Ethernet, ARP, IP, ICMP, UDP, TCP, SNMP, TACACS, RADIUS, SSL, DNS, HTTP, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of IP networking fundamentals and experience with the application of IP protocols
  • Recognize and adopt best practices in documentation, testing, security, operational support at scale, and efficient use of resources
  • Understand how commodity servers, operating systems and network devices function, perform and scale

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Load Balancers, Routers and Firewalls
  • Experience with major internet routing protocols; specifically BGP and OSPF
  • Previous experience with configuration management (e.g. automated provisioning and remote configuration of software, hosts and/or network devices)
  • Experience with capacity planning, utilization review and performance monitoring

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