Software Development Engineer II, Infrastructure Security-TVO

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Job summary
At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we provide world-class, flexible, scalable, and secure cloud services to the world’s fastest-growing startups, the largest enterprises, and leading government agencies. We do this by building, maintaining, and securing one of the largest, most complex networks in the world. Within AWS, the Infrastructure Security Organization – Threat, Vulnerability, and Operations (InfraSec-TVO) team is responsible for threat intelligence, vulnerability management, security information and event management (SIEM), incident response, and overall network security across the global AWS network.

The AWS InfraSec-TVO team is seeking a Software Development Engineer II to join our Infrastructure Security-TVO Software Development team. In this role, you will responsible for building, maintaining, and scaling the software solutions that support our threat intelligence, vulnerability management, SIEM, and other network security tools. You will work with Software Development Engineers, Security Engineers, and Software Development Manager, in raising the bar and elevating InfraSec-TVO’s software capabilities by developing innovative solutions to complicated problems. Successful candidates will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for their work. They will be self-motivated and comfortable setting their own direction in an always-changing and highly-complex environment.

AWS leads and innovates. We don’t just buy off-the-shelf software or follow others. We research and pursue the best approach for the business, whether that’s building new solutions or leveraging existing ones. Amazon Web Services, and the Infrastructure Security Organization in particular, operate at massive scale and as a result, demand the highest standards, passion, and discipline for information security and software engineering. A high level of ownership and accountability is a must for this role.

Inclusive Team Culture
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 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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life 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. This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week per month. 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 members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects 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.

Key job responsibilities
• Collaborate with experienced cross-disciplinary Amazonians to conceive, design, and bring innovative products and services to market.
• Design and build innovative technologies in a large distributed computing environment, and help lead fundamental changes in the industry.
• Create solutions to run predictions on distributed systems with exposure to innovative technologies at incredible scale and speed.
• Build distributed storage, index, and query systems that are scalable, fault-tolerant, low cost, and easy to manage/use.
• Ability to design and code the right solutions starting with broadly defined problems.
• Work in an agile environment to deliver high-quality software.
• On-call rotation to support the services owned by the Software team
• Peer code reviews

Basic Qualifications

· 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
· 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
· Programming experience with at least one software programming language.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Information Technology, or equivalent work experience
• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• 1+ year of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• Development experience with at least one modern programming language (Python, Perl, Ruby, Java, C++, C# including object-oriented design)

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience building and operating a large-scale fault-tolerant distributed systems
• A strong understanding of core internet and networking technologies
• 3+ years of experience in a technical role in the industry or equivalent experience
• Graduate degree (MS/PhD) a plus
• Good understanding of the Linux operating system
• Development experience with multiple modern programming languages (Python, Perl, Ruby, Java, C++, C#, etc.)
• Experience with security information and event management (SIEM) systems
• Experience with vulnerability management and scanning software
• Experience in automation via scripting and configuration management tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, CloudFormation, Terraform, etc.)
• Experience interfacing with external systems and APIs
• Experience with the AWS suite of tools and services
• A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects
• Excellent communication and data presentation skills that allow you to clearly, compellingly, and effectively influence audiences internally and externally, across organizational boundaries
• Able to operate autonomously, making the right judgment calls on approach, priorities, and solutions

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, please visit

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