Software Development Engineer, AWS Security

Herndon, Virginia, USA

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Posted 1 month ago

Come and build innovative web services that secure the foundation of our cloud.

The Physical Situational Awareness Systems team builds and manages web services that are used by AWS employees to secure our physical sites. Our products allow our customer protect the AWS locations and preserves the trust that all AWS users have in us.

As a Software Development Engineer, you apply your development and design skills with passion. You own your domain deliverables end-to-end; from design, to development, testing, and deployment. You collaborate with customers, technical program managers, software engineers and partner teams, necessitating a comfort-level with ambiguity and a desire to understand, create, iterate and improve. You demonstrate exceptional customer relationships skills and love to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests. You enjoy simplifying complex problems and tackling tough challenges.

You’ll work with other engineers every day that are as passionate as you are about building essential tools for our customers to keep AWS sites secure and ensure the best user experience! The products you build are used around the world to secure assets for every single AWS customer!

Our team provides solutions where “can’t be done” isn’t considered an answer, taking on the impossible and finding creative solutions. You will stretch yourself and grow. You will share your knowledge with others and help others achieve. You’ll be empowered to automate away operational efficiencies for both the team and our customers. You will be challenged to solve complex architecture problems with solutions that are extensible and scale, yet look for ways to further simplify your solutions.

You will join a team that values strong intuition, but seek metrics and other data sources to back up their assumptions.

Work/Life Balance
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work. We generally keep core in-office hours from 10 am to 4 pm, but schedules vary between team members. We are builder-operators of our services at AWS and have a modest on-call rotation where you may participate once every 1 – 2 months.

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 and managers truly value different perspectives from junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough and constructive code reviews.
We care about your career growth. We assign projects and tasks based on what will help team members develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on complex tasks in the future.

Inclusive Team 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 try to 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.

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.

For more information, please reach out to to AWS Recruiter, Courtney Schumm (

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (related field) + 3 years of software development OR equivalent work experience of 5 years of software development without a degree
· 3+ years experience building and operating production systems with at least one modern language such as Java, Go, TypeScript, Python
· Hands-on experience with system design/architecture including any of the following: distributed systems, service oriented architecture (SOA) and tiered software architecture
· Experience with SOLID coding practices, unit testing, and experience with agile development

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience integrating with and building on Amazon Web Services
· Experience building meaningful metrics, dashboards and monitors for operational insights
· Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
· Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
· 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 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, visit .

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