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Systems Development Engineer

Systems Development Engineer

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Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

Are you an experienced Linux System Engineer who cares about scale, quality, and performance? Do you want to help build the world’s premier cloud computing environment at never-before-seen scale? Then this is the job for you.

The team is responsible for developing new EC2 instance (virtual machine) types and qualifying the OS platform that is used to support Amazon's server infrastructure. This includes developing new software and qualifying new hardware. The team is also responsible for automating the qualification process as well as deploying and maintaining platforms in production.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Systems Engineer to join our EC2 team. Someone who has experience managing large Linux server fleets and is capable of diving deep to investigate problems with the OS, storage, networking, hypervisor and related is ideal. You will need strong scripting skills using shell, Python or Ruby. C/C++ experience is highly desirable.

The position is located in Seattle, WA

For more information on EC2 and other Amazon Web Services please visit:

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3 years of industry experience focused on Linux.
  • Proficiency in using the typical Linux toolbox of open source software and management tools.
  • Coding proficiency with shell/Python/C/C++.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science.
  • 4+ years of industry experience focused on Linux including both software development and system administration.
  • A solid understanding of the Linux, Networking, Storage, Virtualization concepts
  • Experience managing large online service environment
  • Proficient with Shell scripting, Python, Ruby - familiar with C/C++.

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