Senior Software Development Engineer, AWS Security Recruiting

US, NC, Virtual Location - N Carolina

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Job summary
AWS External Security Services (ESS) is redefining how enterprises are protecting their cloud-based applications and services. We are innovating in cloud security with services like Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Macie, Amazon Detective, and AWS Security Hub.

This is a technical leadership role within a newly-established team that will be launching a customer-facing service in the security analytics space. It's a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor and help build something significant from scratch. You will be involved in a broad variety of back-end engineering functions — system-level design, component-level design and implementation, system monitoring and operational excellence, DevOps processes, and more.

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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.

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. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Basic Qualifications

· BS or higher in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience
· 8+ years of experience in commercial or cloud system software development in object-oriented languages, such as Java or C++
· 3+ Experience working with distributed data processing systems

Preferred Qualifications

· 3+ years of AWS experience
· Strong backend system design and implementation skills, with deep experience in distributed, asynchronous and concurrent processing
· Demonstrated success in a technical leadership role and strong mentoring skills
· Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and a highly collaborative attitude
· 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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Job tags: AWS Java
Job perks/benefits: Career development Conferences
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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