Systems Engineer, AWS Enterprise Engineering

Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc. Arlington, VA

About the Job

At Amazon, we believe that every day is "Day One." A day for the first step or to meet a new challenge, and today could be the day that you become part of a bigger idea. Come join a group of creative people that help redefine the company daily. Working for Amazon is a new excitement every day.

AWS Enterprise Engineering is an internal tool building team seeking a technical expert to help us take our productivity tooling into the next decade and beyond. We are seeking a talented engineer skilled in services such as Exchange and Windows-based systems, with AWS microservices experience, and who understands the Agile mindset and DevOps philosophies. However, you should not be constrained by how “things are usually done" and be willing to decompose and reinvent systems, processes, and tools. If you possess that rare mix of depth in Development, Operations and Systems Engineering then we are waiting for your application.

Amazon has a fast-paced environment where we “Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History.” On a “typical” day 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.

We are seeking a passionate and motivated engineer to participate on a team of Exchange Systems Engineers. The ideal candidate would be innovative and have great problem solving and analytical skills. You must be very comfortable and confident working on Windows and Exchange systems and familiar with fundamental Exhange Server patching and administration. You must have very strong knowledge of operating system and networking fundamentals. You understand TCP/IP and other common network protocols. You are proficient with at least one high-level scripting language (PowerShell, Python, Ruby, Perl). You should have a bias toward automation and track record of creating automated solutions. You have experience operating distributed systems and diagnosing and resolving complex problems. You pay attention to detail and solve problems at their root.

Major Responsibilities
· Systems Administration and support, including security patching, new system deployment, and account administration
· Metrics and projections
· Have a complete understanding of the various system interdependence and limitations
· Identify security issues and risks, and develop mitigation plans
· Architect, design, implement, support, and evaluate secure, infrastructure focused tools and services
· Advise and consult with internal customers on risk assessment, threat modeling and fixing vulnerabilities
· Participate in security compliance efforts
· Participate in projects that develop new intellectual property
· Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions
· Understand business context to decisions made within and across groups
· Support critical infrastructure services that process millions of requests every minute
· Participate in 24x7 on call rotation


· 5+ years of experience in a Software Engineering, DevOps/SysOps, or Systems Engineering capacity in a large-scale software development environment
· 5+ years of Microsoft Exchange Server experience
· 5+ years of Microsoft based Systems Engineering experience
· 5+ years of development experience in PowerShell, Python, or related languages.
· 3+ years of Agile methods and processes experience.


· Experience with AWS Services - AWS Certified SysOps Administrator or AWS Certified Solutions Architect
· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent Engineering discipline
· 7+ years of development experience in PowerShell, Python or related languages.
· 5+ years of Agile methods and processes experience.
· Advanced knowledge of configuration management systems, such as: Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or related systems.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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