AWS Security Automation & Development Engineer (Government)

Herndon, Virginia, USA

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Please note: this position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and must currently possess and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

AWS Security is looking for a cleared Systems Development Engineer to join our team! This position is aligned with our ongoing work supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community, and in this role you will contribute to the development and operational excellence of multiple security services utilized by our government customers. This position can be based out of Herndon VA, Arlington VA, Denver CO, or Seattle WA.
Each day, hundreds of thousands of developers make billions of transactions worldwide on our cloud. They harness the power of AWS to enable innovative applications, websites, and businesses. The AWS Security team owns security for all of these services offered by AWS, including EC2, S3, and many others.

We are looking for software & systems engineers who are excited to work on complex system software, enjoy helping customers, and are passionate about solving security challenges in innovative ways.
A typical day on our team involves collaborating with users to design new security features, prototyping and demonstrating features to users, deploying software through our large automated systems, and operationally supporting your newly deployed software. You will seek out new approaches to automate fixes for operational issues, use AWS services to solve design problems, and engage other internal teams to integrate your applications with theirs.
You'll be part of a world-class team in an inclusive environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up. This is an opportunity to operate and engineer systems on a massive scale, and to gain top-notch experience in cloud computing.

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 we 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 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (related field) or equivalent work experience
· 1+ year of experience working with Linux operating system development
· 1+ year of software development experience in a combination of any of the following languages: C++, Java, C#, Python or Ruby
· Current, active US Government Security Clearance of TS/SCI with Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications

· Breadth of experience covering the "stack" of front-end web user interfaces and web servers through to back-end analysis and storage systems
· Ability to perform deep-dive technical troubleshooting
· Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
· Distributed systems and web services design and implementation experience
· Experience with web-based applications and/or web services-based applications at massive scale
· A person that thrives in an environment where priorities shift quickly
· Have a passion for automation
· 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 C EC2 Java Linux Python Ruby S3
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