Software Development Engineer, AWS Security- Toronto/Ottawa

Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Full Time
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Come and build innovative services that protect our cloud from security threats.

As an AWS Security Software Development Engineer (SDE), you’ll help to build and manage services that detect and automate the mitigation of cyber threats across Amazon’s infrastructure. You’ll work with data scientists, security engineers, and other software development engineers across multiple teams to develop innovative security solutions at massive scale. Our services protect the AWS cloud for all customers and preserves our customers’ trust in us. You’ll get to use the full power and breadth of AWS technologies to build services that proactively protect every single AWS customer, both internally and externally, from security threats – not many teams can say that!

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. The team has a mix of experience levels, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers, data scientists, and managers truly enjoy mentoring junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews.

We care about your career growth. We assign projects and tasks based on what will help team members develop into a more well-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


Inclusive and Diverse Culture

Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes, we do get to build a cool service, but we also believe a big reason for that is the inclusive and welcoming culture we cultivate every day.

We’re looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers. We want someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we’ve been building.


Work/Life Balance

Our team values work life balance. We are passionate about the capabilities we build, and we are responsible for our on-call rotation to ensure our services bring value to our customers. We understand that life is challenging and we have a flexible work environment that enables individuals to adjust their work schedule to accommodate personal needs.

This position can also be located at our Ottawa, ON location.











Basic Qualifications


· BS degree and 3+ years of professional software development experience building and operating production systems with at least one modern language such as Java, Go, TypeScript, Python
· 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture, system design, and scaling of new and existing solutions in a distributed, virtualized, or cloud environment
· Experience developing reliable and scalable software solutions in a distributed, virtualized, or cloud environment
· Strong understanding of algorithms, data structures, databases, and problem solving
· Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through to actual launch of the project

Preferred Qualifications

· BS or MS in a STEM related field
· Experience with Linux, security, network protocols, and security tools (e.g. intrusion detection, log analysis, and network scanning)
· Experience with building solutions that detect and remediate security threats
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us



Job tags: AWS Go Java Linux Python
Job region(s): North America
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